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Program

Saturday
12 – 4 pm

8 Track Flashback

Host Jim Davis is a veteran announcer with an amazing library of songs from the late 40’s to the early 60’s. Some of the best R&B you ever heard, including original versions of your favorites. Jim also follows the billboard charts for the hits of the era.

Visit the show’s website: www.8trackflashback.com

Saturday
7 – 9pm

Blues Unlimited

Blues Unlimited has already been called the best radio show of its kind, and has established a loyal, worldwide audience.

Blues Unlimited is a two-hour weekly radio show devoted to the wonderful world of the blues, and its history, heritage, and rich cultural traditions. Each installment of Blues Unlimited is typically designed to be a self-contained episode, and explores some topic or aspect of the blues universe – piano players from New Orleans, harp blowers from Chicago and Los Angeles, the blues revival of the ’60s, or the origins of famous blues songs – while other shows focus on regional styles: Detroit, Memphis, the Mississippi Hill Country, Shreveport, Texas, and the East Coast. Profiles of classic record labels like Imperial, Sun, Chess/Checker, Arhoolie, etc., are also included

Important historical milestones are often recognized – such as a two part-series on the American Folk Blues Festival Tours and an unprecedented four-part series on the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. Sometimes, a series of albums are featured – such as Harry Smith’s “Anthology of American Folk Music,” or “Chicago/The Blues/Today!” – produced by Sam Charters for Vanguard in the mid 60s.

Steve Franz (who is known on the airwaves as Sleepy Boy Hawkins) has been a blues fanatic, researcher, historian, radio programmer, and scholar for 30 years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James,” having earned his Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Memphis.

Sunday
4 – 6 pm

Bonjour Africa

Host Bouna Ndiaye, a native of Senegal, brings music from the motherland. Bouna plays new and traditional sounds from each country in Africa.

Visit the show’s website: www.bonjourafrica.com

Mon – Fri
11am – 3 pm

Bops, Blues and Ballads

Host Aasim Inshirah

Sunday
9:30 – 10 pm

Cambridge Forum

Cambridge Forum is a lively half-hour program dealing with the issues and ideas shaping contemporary society. Programs feature prominent scholars, writers, and artists engaging in a stimulating and focused exchange with a challenging audience representing diverse points of view. Discussions are recorded live in Harvard Square, a veritable marketplace of ideas. Recent programs examined topics related to the ecological imagination, the state of public schools left, the decline of the middle class, Bob Dylan’s poetry, the history of baseball and the contribution to peace made by artists. Speakers have included cultural critic Christopher Ricks on “Bob Dylan: Artist,” educator Jonathan Kozol discussing “Children in the Years of Hope,” poet Mark Doty exploring “Objects and Intimacy,” and economist Robert Reich addressing “Who Benefited from the 90s Boom?”

Visit the show’s website: www.cambridgeforum.org

Sunday
11 – 2 pm

Close to Thee

Join your host, Carolyn Satterfield, for two hours of great and inspiring gospel music by some of the most beloved artist of all times. The show will include quartets, choirs and music from new and traditional artists.  Contact Carolyn Satterfield by clicking here.

Mon – Fri
7 -8 pm

Democracy Now!

Hosted by award winning reporter Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! is one of the hottest national daily radio programs on the air today. Started as an election year show in 1996, Democracy Now! expanded into a hard-hitting investigative news magazine. Democracy Now! provides the kind of news and information that is crucial to public participation in the political life of the country. With cutting edge reporting and challenging views, Democracy Now! aims to hold those in positions of power accountable for their decisions and to inspire grassroots action for social change.

Sunday
6 – 11 am

Hallelujah Praise

Carolyn Pettiford Ryals and Walter “Country Boy” Hatcher present Hallelujah Praise, three hours of traditional gospel, from quartets to large choirs, from classic favorites to new releases and an extra added special, church news.

Saturday
9 – 11 pm

Hudson’s Hideaway

Chicago style and funky electric blues, acoustic blues and zydeco. BB King, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, KoKo Taylor and Clifton Chenier are some of the musicians you can expect to hear. BH, a long time blues musician herself, gets back to her roots and rocks out for two hours with all the classics from the WNCU library and brand new releases from labels like Alligator Records, Delmark and more.

Mon – Sat. Overnight

Jazz with Bob Parlocha

Jazz with Bob Parlocha is a satellite-delivered jazz program provided by the Jazz Satellite Network. The program is hosted by the legendary jazz expert Bob Parlocha. Parlocha entertains listeners with a creative, engaging musical mix and a brief, but friendly conversational rapport. For more information about the host and/or playlists for this program, please contact Bob Parlocha by clicking here.

Sunday
6 – 6:30 pm

Mastering Your Money

Mastering Your Money hosted by Ed Fulbright seeks our local and national resources to help educate people about money management. This show challenges listeners to think about spending in terms of their net income. Mastering Your Money covers all aspects of money management, from repairing credit, dealing with the IRS, starting a business, stretching advertising funds, to estate planning.

Mon – Fri
7 – 11 am

Morning Jazz

Host BH Hudson blends classic straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, and blues tracks with mainstream jazz from emerging talent.

Sunday
6:30 – 7 pm

Radio Skywriter

The Radio Skywriter is a 30 minute community magazine show. The goal of the program is to connect the listeners in Durham and its surrounding area to community service agencies and civic organizations in the region. Patricia Murray hosts the Radio Skywriter.

To e-mail Pat Murray, click here.

Sunday
2 – 4 pm

Reggae Scene

Host DL spins traditional and modern reggae and dance hall mixes. Reggae is one of the most popular shows on WNCU.

Sunday
8 – 9 pm

Snap Judgment

Host and executive producer, Glynn Washington: Winner of the public radio talent quest

Before creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.

Meet the Snap team:www.snapjudgment.org/about-us

Saturday
4 – 7 pm

The Funk Show

Host Howard Burchette plays a blend of pop hits from the 70’s with some deep funk. Detailed information on musicians, bands and happenings on the funk scene during the 70’s.

To e-mail Howard Burchette, click here.