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10th Anniversary Celebration

WRCJ celebrates 10 years of broadcasting classical days and jazzy nights on the radio this month. Do you have an anniversary, birthday, or special event you want people to know about? Let us know — we’ll share it on the air! Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (use #WRCJ10Years) to share your message. Or, if you simply want to wish us a happy anniversary, we’ll share those comments too! Be sure to tune in throughout the month as special guests stop in the studio!

Listener Music Fund

Help WRCJ continue to bring LIVE musical experiences with your gift to the Listener Music Fund.  Give Pledge Central a call at 866-909-9725 or give online to ensure these experiences continue to grow!  Our goal is to raise $25,000 or more to be able to broadcast live from Orchestra Hall AND the Detroit Opera House during the upcoming Fall Fundraising Drive!

WRCJ EXCLUSIVE for a LIMITED TIME! This 13-tune, 76-minute CD is a reissue compilation of performances by legendary Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, recorded between 1987 and 2002, performing in various jazz styles.  Sadly, Marcus passed away in May 2015.  This CD is our thank you for your contribution of $40 or more to WRCJ. Donate online or call 866-909-9725 before September 8.


JazzFest Detroit | Saturday, September 5 at 6 pm

WRCJ Jazz Host John Penney will broadcast JazzFest Detroit direct from the Detroit Jazz Festival from Hart Plaza from 6 pm to 9 pm.  John will interview many of the notable jazz musicians performing during the Festival.  If attending, stop by the WRCJ tent (Booth #204) during the Festival (September 5 through September 7) and say “Hi.”

Film Classics | Sunday, September 6 at 6 pm

13th WarriorTHE 13th WARRIOR

Jerry Goldsmith’s epic score composed for the 1999 John McTiernan historical adventure film that starred Antonio Banderas a medieval Arab who gets mixed up with some Vikings!  The movie bombed at the box office, but it certainly wasn’t the fault of the music.  The original soundtrack recording conducted by the composer.

Detroit Performs Live! | Friday, September 18

Celebrate the arts in Detroit at Detroit Performs LIVE with Alexander Zonjic & friends. Headliners are Detroit’s high-energy singer/songwriter Jessica Hernandez and legendary R&B vocalist Bettye LaVette!  Enjoy an interactive art gallery, a rockin’ VIP party with The Third Coast Kings, and be part of a live television broadcast. Save the Date for Friday, September 18 at The Fillmore in Detroit.  Purchase Tickets >

WRCJ Classical Brunch | Sunday, September 27 at 11:30 am

The WRCJ Classical Brunch concert series returns in September!  Enjoy music for violin, viola and chello with Detroit Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, James Van Valenburg and David LeDoux  AND a delicious brunch!  Purchase Tickets >

Signal Update
We are broadcasting on our new HD transmitter, and are aware that some communities, especially in north Oakland county, are not receiving 90.9 FM.  Please know that we are working to resolve this and it will require some time.  Please continue to let us know how the reception is in your area (please share cross roads for our map). Reception Report > Thank you for your understanding and support.

2015 WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE | Saturday, August 15

WRCJ again joined with Woodward Camera in Birmingham and the Daughters of the American Revolution to salute our veterans and Detroit’s car culture.  Watch this video featuring WRCJ’s host, Mary Anne Meade. (Produced by Roy Feldman, Detroit Photographic Company)

Be Summer Smart | Summer 2015

Be Summer Smart

In an effort to keep kids learning during the summer months, WRCJ has joined Detroit Public Television’s Be Summer Smart Campaign to showcase educational resources and activities that parents and caregivers can do with their children.  Learn More > Also check WRCJ’s Community Events Calendar for our comprehensive listing of family-friendly arts and cultural events happening this summer.


WRCJ 90.9 FM Music BadgeAs a part of the Be Summer Smart campaign – your child can earn a badge with WRCJ.  Connected Learning is a program that allows young people to document their learning outside the classroom and apply their love of technology by collecting electronic “badges” to store in an electronic “backpack.” Learn More >


New Jazz Hosts
Please welcome Lee Thomas and Greg Bridges as new hosts for WRCJ’s Jazz Overnight from 11p to 5a.  Both are jazz experts and musicians (trumpet and drums, respectively) and, for now, will share time with archive recordings from Bob Parlocha, who passed away suddenly in March.

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