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Longtime Overnight Jazz Program Host Bob Parlocha Passed

WNCU and many other stations across the country remember our longtime overnight jazz host, Bob Parlocha, who passed a little over a week…

New Sunday evening line up at WNCU

Beginning Sunday, March 8th, from 11 p.m. – 12 a.m., WNCU will air a new program, Jazz Night in America. It is a…

WNCU Launches a New Show, “The Measure of Everyday Life”

“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly interview program hosted by Dr. Brian Southwell featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve…

WNCU Pays Tribute to Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson was a leader of big bands since the early 40s. His complex voicings, hard swinging and bop style arrangements made his…

Joe Sample dead at 75: The piano star was known for pushing boundaries of jazz

Legendary pianist Joe Sample, who was known for pushing the boundaries of jazz music, passed away Friday night in his hometown of Houston…

Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse…

Detroit Jazz Festival

In his third year as the Detroit Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Chris Collins has cultivated another amazing lineup for this year’s Labor Day…

New Program Schedule

On Monday, August 4, WNCU will offer an updated program schedule. The changes are below: Weekdays will have mainstream jazz from 7 a.m….

20th Anniversary Celebration

WNCU 90.7 FM and North Carolina Central University will open the radio station to the public on August 13, 2014, for an open…

The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited

Impulse Records is the legendary label that proudly delivered the “new thing” in jazz in the 1960s: avant-garde records from the likes of…

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