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WDCB Extends Weekday Jazz Programming

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By COD News Bureau

Chicago's radio home for jazz, 90.9fm WDCB, is responding to the demands of its listeners by adding an extra hour to its daily jazz programming.

The station is now providing an additional hour of jazz programming each weekday, continuing through 7 p.m., hosted by the station's popular afternoon host Bruce Oscar. Jazz programming at WDCB had previously ended each evening at 6 p.m. to make way for an hour of public affairs programming.

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"We're excited about the opportunity to expand our jazz programming with an extra weekday hour," says Station Manager Dan Bindert. "It means people all over Chicagoland who commute a little later in the day can enjoy an entire ride home with Miles Davis, Count Basie, Patricia Barber, Von Freeman and many more. And Bruce Oscar has such a great relationship with our listeners. He's fun to listen to and is the perfect afternoon companion. Plus he has great taste in jazz!"

Bindert added, "Chicago is one of the world's great centers of jazz, and WDCB is Chicago's jazz station. WDCB is proud to be such an important part of the jazz ecosystem in Chicago. Along with all of the dedicated musicians, presenters, labels, educators, writers and fans that keep jazz alive, radio is still one of the primary ways people get exposed to jazz. Expanding our daily jazz on WDCB is the first step toward a deeper commitment we are making to serving the jazz community and becoming a more prominent player within it."

WDCB's flagship jazz program "DCB Jazz" airs: Mondays to Friday: midnight to 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Details about WDCB's programming is available at www.wdcb.org.

About WDCB Public Radio

WDCB 90.9fm is a listener-supported public radio station serving Chicagoland and the world through its dedicated audio stream at www.wdcb.org. WDCB airs more than 125 hours of jazz weekly and is widely-acknowledged as "Chicago's Jazz Station." The popular station also provides blues and folk/Americana music, local news and more. WDCB also hosts and sponsors numerous concerts throughout the year, as well as other free programming provided at WDCB's headquarters at College of DuPage and at venues throughout the Chicagoland area.

Click here to visit WDCB's Facebook page.

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