Every day, 90.9 broadcasts classical music and jazz through well-curated playlists and programs.

Featured Album of the Week

June 5 is the birthday of Argentine pianist Martha Argerich and so this week we are featuring the 2 CD Deutsche Grammophon collection of her early recordings. Argerich is considered by many to be one of the greatest pianists of all time and this album contains recordings of her performing Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Prokofiev.  […]

Marquez, Charbonnier and Le San

The recent release, Estampas Americanas showcases new music by Michigan State University composer Paola Marquez and contemporaries Mauricio Charbonnier, Jose Elizondo and Leonardo Le San. 90.9’s Peter Whorf recently spoke with Marquez, Charbonnier and Le San about the works. Marquez opens the conversation with thoughts about her work entitled Speaking to Silence… LISTEN HERE

Swing Set with Linda Yohn: Sunday 6/11 at 7pm

On the next Swing Set we celebrate a man who remains beloved in Detroit jazz: trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. His birthday is June 12th. Join Linda Yohn for the Swing Set and the music of Marcus Belgrave this Sunday at 7 p.m. on 90.9, WRCJ-FM, Detroit.

Isata Kanneh-Mason Interview

Isata Kanneh-Mason joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this weekend as the soloist in Erno Dohnanyi’s Variations on a Nursery Tune. She also has a brand new recording release she talks about in this conversation with Peter… LISTEN HERE

Brandee Younger Interview

In this excerpt from Live With C# Cecelia Sharpe speaks with harpist Brandee Younger who performed at The Cube the night of May 28, 2023.  Listen HERE

Dr. Dave’s Julie Nagel Interview

Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel has written a new book entitled Career Choices in Music Beyond the Pandemic: Musical and Psychological Perspectives and Dave Wagner talked with Dr. Nagel about the challenges facing everyone who is considering a career in the performing arts. Listen HERE

The Classical Brunch Returns!

Back by popular demand it’s the Classical Brunch Concert Series at the Community House in Birmingham! The brunch and concert was on hiatus for awhile due to the pandemic but you asked for it, so we’ve brought it back! Join us June 11th for great music and a tasty brunch. For more information and to […]

90.9 Jazz Hosts Honored

Sunday, May 7th was a marvelous day of music and recognition produced by Naima Shamborguer and friends at the St Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church. Maxine Michaels, John Penney, Linda Yohn as well as Detroit jazz radio legend Jim Gallert were honored with testimonials and gifts including flowers, an award as a lifetime jazz […]

Jader Bignamini Interview

Jader conducts the DSO this weekend in a program of Johannes Brahms, Carlos Simon and Beethoven. He stopped by our studios to speak with Peter about the concert, Friday’s live 90.9 broadcast…and the upcoming performances at Orchestra Hall and the William Davidson Neighborhood Series. LISTEN HERE

New Jazz Thank You Items

We have two new jazz thank you items each for a donation of $90. First is Planet D Nonet’s Blues To Be There: A Salute to Duke Ellington CD. Detroit’s nine-time award-winning swing band pays tribute to their biggest influence in the latter part of his career. We also have the album Joys by John […]