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Maxology with Maxine Michaels

Fridays 7pm to 11pm

Maxine Michaels’ signature style and programming selections are enjoyed by a huge list of friends and fans around the globe. Maxine consistently innovates with an uncanny ability to educate the masses about the rich history of jazz, cultural information and more.

She takes great pride in having given many Detroit-based music artists their first radio airplay, she has consistently stood as an advocate in support of Detroit area music makers and has worked to increase public awareness of talent through live jazz performances. She has also provided unforgettable service to the church and community Mayflower Music Series. Love from Detroit!

Maxine’s Latest Playlist

Start Time   Duration   Artist   Song   Album   Label

11/24/23 7:00pm 8:23 King Curtis – Memphis Soul Stew – Live At Fillmore West – ATCO
11/24/23 7:09pm 14:29 Stanley Turrentine – Sugar – Sugar – CTI
11/24/23 7:23pm 5:03 Anita Baker – My Favorite Things – Christmas Fantasy – EMI
11/24/23 7:23pm 16:37 Keith Jarrett Trio – God Bless The Child – Standards – ECM
11/24/23 7:40pm 5:15 Aretha Franklin – My Grown-Up Christmas List – This Christmas – dmi Records
11/24/23 7:46pm 4:11 Barry White – Love’s Theme – Back To Back – Rebound Records
11/24/23 7:51pm 6:03 Jean Luc-Ponty – Gift Of Time – Live At Chene Park – Atlantic
11/24/23 7:57pm 5:15 Manhattan Transfer – Soul Food To Go – Best Of Manhattan Transfer – Rhino
11/24/23 8:03pm 9:14 Christian McBride Trio – Fried Pies – Live Village Vanguard – Mack Avenue Records
11/24/23 8:12pm 4:36 Kenny Burrell – Beef Soul Stew – Live At The Five Spot – Blue Note
11/24/23 8:17pm 8:53 Jimmy Smith – Greensleeves – Christmas Cookin’ – Jazz Heritage
11/24/23 8:26pm 6:47 Betty Carter – What’s New – Live At Baker’s – Personal Compilation
11/24/23 8:33pm 2:24 Al Green – Ride Sally Ride – True Love – Music Club
11/24/23 8:36pm 16:21 Miles Davis & John Coltrane – Walkin’ – Final Tour – Legacy
11/24/23 8:53pm 7:41 Teena Marie – I’m Gonna Have My Cake – Wild & Peaceful – Motown Records
11/24/23 9:00pm 7:58 Roy Hargrove Quintet – Soppin The Biscuit – Tenors Of Our Time – Verve
11/24/23 9:08pm 4:50 Calvin Keys – Chitlins Con Carne – An Evening With Calvin Keys – Life Force Jazz
11/24/23 9:12pm 14:09 Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers – Soft Blue – At The Cafe Bohemia – Phoenix
11/24/23 9:26pm 10:43 Steve Gadd Group – Way Back Home – Live In Tokyo – Steve Gadd
11/24/23 9:37pm 8:00 Lou Rawls – Hustler’s Blues / World Of Trouble – Lou Rawls Live! – Capitol Records
11/24/23 9:44pm 15:25 Ahmad Jamal – One – Live At Baker’s – Personal Compilation
11/24/23 9:59pm 3:34 Natalie Cole & Diana Krall – Better Than Anything – Ask A Woman Who Knows – Verve
11/24/23 10:03pm 6:56 John Coltrane Quartet – Chim Chim Chree – Song Of Praise – Impulse!
11/24/23 10:10pm 10:06 Herbie Hancock – Mimosa – The Complete Blue Note – Blue Note
11/24/23 10:21pm 7:49 Cool Mood Trio – Night In Tunisia – Soul Portraits – Fafana Records
11/24/23 10:29pm 5:10 Papo Vazquez & Mighty Pirates Troubadours – NY Latin Jazz Mambo – Breaking Cover – Picaro Records
11/24/23 10:35pm 8:35 Bill Withers – Use Me – Live Personal Compilation
11/24/23 10;43pm 12:35 George Benson – All Blues – The Gold Collection – Fine Tune
* (all airtime is approximate)

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Kenneth Hill

November 18, 202309:30:11

I love this jazz show.
Ms. Michaels is very creative with the excellent programming.

Naima Shamborguer

October 28, 202300:11:44

Love the show tonight


October 29, 202300:45:42

Thank you for the music Naima!

Charles E

August 25, 202323:35:08

My first visit, and I am loving the vibe already already! The song, Gengie how is it actually spelled? I’


August 28, 202320:51:58

Charles E., Awww glad you caught it – the correct spelling Dindi it’s the Willie Bobo version Live At Watts Jazz Festival. Special thanks for listening. -Max


August 16, 202312:31:34

Been jazzin with you since way back when. Love it! Keep doin what you do how you do.


August 16, 202318:05:26

Like An Old Soul Record…We Go A Long Way Bach. Very Special Thanks! -Max


August 1, 202318:30:24

Max, just want to give you a heads-up about a Brazilian group that you may already be aware of ? They’re called Milk’nBlues and play a nice blusy /jazz style that is so easy to listen to like “Sade, smooth operator” and others. I found them on YouTube & Spotify Check them out ! You might be surprised. Love your work.


August 3, 202302:24:19

From The Desk Of Rich: Now I Know And Special Thank YOU! -Max

William Sturm

July 24, 202323:26:15

Hi Maxine, I want to say that I very much appreciate your show and the July 21 set list was especially good. Thanks!


July 25, 202300:40:43

Hotter Than July….Cool Comment
William Special Thanks WRCJ 90.9 FM / MAXOLOGY!


July 22, 202323:15:30

You are truly unique ! Voice, tone and style. Music selection is the BEST ! You always seem to capture my mood and make me smile. Keep on keepin’ on !
Love you !


July 24, 202306:47:56

Note To Rich: More Love, More Kindness, More Peace & More Smiles – Great Thanks. – Max

Keith Warren

July 15, 202307:10:38

Hello Maxine I’m a big fan of yours and I love your playlist I listen every night I wished you guys played jazz all day keep up the amazing work yours truly one of Detroit’s Biggest jazz fans!


July 16, 202303:39:26

Maxine appreciates your priceless note Keith… awww and we thank you.


July 10, 202304:20:48

Max is amazing @ i have friends in Singapore, across Europe and Jamaica and in South Africa I also have a friend that is the Captain of a all female crew in on a seafaring international cargo ship that listen to her show where ever they are!


July 10, 202318:59:25

Wow, an international ship playing 90.9 across the seas, that’s cool!


June 19, 202313:56:11

LOVE LOVE LOVE your show, your selections are outstanding.
Would love to hear Dinah Washington’s Salty Papa Blues one day. Or really, any Dinah.

Keep it on, and thanks


June 20, 202313:20:56

To K: Love, Love, Love – your note is inspiring…Dinah At Your Request – Max


June 17, 202302:45:27

Happy birthday young lady!!


June 20, 202313:20:42

To Harold: Birthday Thanks! -Max

Thea Simmons

May 25, 202318:08:58

Hello, you are one of Detroit’s jewels! Do you still do any activities for the community like the monthly concerts at the church?


May 26, 202303:41:34

Thea, awww the note makes me sweet weep…plans on-going to restore Mayflower Music Series. Sending a special thank YOU! -Max

Sheila Landis

May 13, 202313:10:45

Hello Maxine! Your show on Friday 5/12/23 helped us keep our cool as we successfully navigated the road construction ongoing along I-75–gigantic trucks barreling past us, impatient drivers changing lanes, unexpected traffic shifts and suddenly disappearing lanes–as we headed homeward after our downtown gig! Special highlights included Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s rambunctious delivery of “Afro Blue” followed by David Fathead Newman’s silken tenor sax, Emmett Cohen’s masterful command of the piano and the soothing prayer of Donny Hathaway’s soulful voice on “Sack Full of Dreams”. Rick Matle and I are grateful for your presence on WRCJ!


May 14, 202302:26:08

Sheila & Rick, At your service…to make navigating the roads more bearable.
Priceless note and special thank YOU! – Max

Bill Spaulding

May 6, 202301:53:28

What was your playlist between 8:00 & 10:00 PM on 5/5/23….. it was fantastic!


May 8, 202300:36:32

Hi Bill, thank you, the playlist has been posted!


May 1, 202319:58:02

Hi. Love the program. Is the playlist from 4/28 available? There was a great track that I can’t remember ( I think it was called “come with me” )


May 2, 202321:27:33

Hi Anthony,
Love to your listening, search and buy her music. Tania Maria – Come With Me

D Mitchell

April 29, 202300:02:29

Hello. While in the car driving, I heard the song A dream deferred. Who made that beautiful song?


April 29, 202304:36:28

A Dream Deferred by trumpeter John Douglas – CD titled JD’s Pursuit.
Thank you for listening.


March 31, 202323:55:30

THOROUGHLY enjoy listening to Maxology! The playlists are diverse and the commentary is enlightening! Ms Michaels is the best and I could listen to her for hours on end!😍😍


April 1, 202302:46:41

We are happy to hear that, thank you Darryl!

Richard King

March 31, 202308:48:43

Play Wayne Shorter Music

Sharon Blount

February 18, 202302:26:54

This year I had done nothing for Black History month. But your Feb 17th show took me where I needed to go. Hearing the Black National Anthem put me on the road. From that point on I sang, laughed, cried and danced. You touched my soul and made me happy! From an old Detroit jazz head, thank you


February 18, 202321:06:52

Wow, thank you Sharon, it’s nice to know our music touched you so deeply. Thanks for listening and keep on laughing and dancing!


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