On-Air Programming

Music

 
American Routes Host Nick Spitzer
Fridays @ 10pm
Saturdays @ 10am
American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres -- roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.
 
From moody streets and muddy waters to purple mountains and the open range, America has produced an...
Phil Nusbaum, his banjo, and his daughter
Thursdays @ 11pm
The Bluegrass Review includes bluegrass classics as well as contemporary bluegrass music. Host Phil Nusbaum links songs together by reflecting on artists’ styles, song lyrics, and bluegrass history as appropriate to the selections. The show also...
 
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Wednesdays @ 11pm
Saturdays @ 3pm

 

Steve Cushing is a Chicago broadcaster with years of experience in playing the blues. Blues Before Sunrise is a program of historical blues and related music which takes you back to some of the earliest days of the...

Tune in for Boomer Jam, Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (femaletrumpet02/Flickr)
Fridays @ 8pm
Among many other things, the Baby Boomer generation will be remembered for its music. Boomer Jam is a two-hour program that brings you selections from the many genres of music known by Baby Boomers such as Rock, Folk-Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Blues, Soul and...
 
Celtic Connections host Bryan Kelso Crow
Sundays @ 6am
Thursdays @ 10pm
Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall,...
Photo by @Doug88888 via Flickr.
Wednesdays @ 4pm
Centerstage Minnesota is a weekly program from KAXE & KBXE Northern Community Radio in Minnesota, featuring Minnesota musicians from across the...
 
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Sundays @ 6pm

Sunday evenings on WTIP are all about country music and listeners have grown to expect the very best.  Classic Country hosts love country music and  feature a wide variety from all eras and genres, including bluegrass, gospel, mountain music, and 70's country much...

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Mondays @ 4pm

Each week Lil Fisher and John Morrin, both Anishinaabe, bring you an hour of contemporary and traditional music featuring Native American performers. This program has a long history on WTIP and is a listener favorite.



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Local host DJ Woodsplitter brings you two hours of the best in rap and hip-hop music, featuring everything from regional artists to internationally-renowned musicians. This program occasionally airs in place of Soul Deluxe, Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 12...
Idyllic atmosphere during WTIP's 6th annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 6-8, 2013 (Carah Thomas)
WTIP regularly hosts live in-studio music. We feature local musicians, groups and bands as well as musicians and bands visiting the area.

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Tune in Monday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Monday Night Mix, only on WTIP! (rchappo2002/Flickr)
Mondays @ 8pm
Monday Night Mix is one of WTIP’s most eclectic musical programs. Hosts change every week and each bring their own set of musical tastes and knowledge to the program.
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Mondays @ 10pm
Saturdays @ 12pm
Mountain Stage guarantees listeners the best seats in the house for live performances by new and established artists. Hosted by Larry Groce, the program also takes an occasional road trip to bring music lovers rare and special events as they happen. You’ll hear some of the best in...
 
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Wednesdays @ 10pm
WWOZ-FM in New Orleans produces an outstanding program each week that combines music, culture and food from the Crescent City. 
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It's a "Polka Party" Sundays at 5 p.m. on WTIP! (epiclectic/Flickr)
Sundays @ 5pm
Sunday afternoons are perfect for Polka.  WTIP hosts roll out regional and national bands for an hour of traditional and contemporary polka and related music.  So tune in and get ready to polka down! 
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Get your fill of music from around the globe, Tuesdays at 4 p.m. on WTIP (Laurence Edmondson/Flickr)
Tuesdays @ 4pm
Putumayo World Music Hour provides a musical trip around the World with programs centering on different continents, regions and musical styles. One week you might be in the Caribbean and the next you’ll be in Italy. This hour-long program is for the wanderer in everyone.
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Check out Saturday Night Mix, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays on WTIP (Aurelien Guichard/Flickr)
Saturdays @ 7pm
This three-hour program celebrates Saturday night.   WTIP hosts enjoy a wide variety of music and Saturday Night Mix reflects that, in a party-time, upbeat fashion! 
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Tune in for Sidetracks, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Markus Spiering/Flickr)
Mondays @ 10am
Tuesdays @ 10am
Wednesdays @ 10am
Thursdays @ 10am
Fridays @ 10am

Matthew Brown and Cathy Quinn host two hours of music from a variety of genres. The music reflects the eclectic tastes of WTIP listeners and ranges from blues to bluegrass, from celtic to country, and beyond.  Sidetracks has become a must-listen-to program, airing weekday mornings from...

Tune in Saturdays at 10 p.m. for Soul Deluxe (Soul Portrait/Flickr)
Saturdays @ 10pm
DJ Byron Fenix (Navajo/Hopi) satiates the musical taste buds of listeners with an eclectic entree of electronic, disco, funk, hip-hop, house, jazz, and r&b that will keep listeners ears glued to their radios. Soul Deluxe is a two hour weekly program from the studios of Radio Phoenix in Arizona....
 
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Sundays @ 9pm
Sacred and reflective music is featured on this Sunday evening program.  BJ Muus is the veteran host and he weaves music from a number of sacred traditions, including “Sing for Joy," a half-hour of Christian music from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota....
Catch String Theory Tuesdays at 10 p.m. or Sundays at 10:30 p.m. (Austin McAfee/Flickr)
Sundays @ 11pm
Tuesdays @ 10pm

Bob Martin hosts two hours of Chamber music on String Theory. Bob produces the program each week from the studios at WTIP where he takes you through Chamber Music in a chronological order from some of the earliest to some of the latest....

 
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Sundays @ 4pm
Mondays @ 6am
Tuesdays @ 6am
Wednesdays @ 6am
Thursdays @ 6am
Fridays @ 6am
Host Bill Burkhardt has presented Swing Session for several years to an ever-growing group of loyal listeners. This hour-long program is exclusive to WTIP and centers around the big band music of the 1930s and '40s.
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Tune in for Tent Show Radio, Saturdays at 6 p.m. (Tracie Connor/Flickr)
Saturdays @ 6pm
Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Featuring Michael Perry, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and nationally and regionally renowned performers, Tent Show Radio is heard every week on listener-supported radio stations across the...
 
David Dye
Mondays @ 2pm
Tuesdays @ 2pm
Wednesdays @ 2pm
Thursdays @ 2pm
Fridays @ 2pm
The World Café is an exploration of new and significant music and the artists who create it. David Dye hosts this unique program of musical discovery where listeners are introduced to an eclectic blend of contemporary sounds from legendary and up-and-coming artists. The acclaimed program...
Catch Voices From the Circle Sundays at 7 a.m. (Stephan Hoglund)
Sundays @ 7am
Join Host Jim DeNomie (Bad River Chippewa), Barbara Jersey (Menominee/Potawatomi) & Shadow (The Radio Dog) for traditional & contemporary Native American music, storytelling,  and much more! Learn more about...
 
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Wednesdays @ 8pm
Cool jazz is the norm on Wednesday nights as the WTIP jazz crew provides three hours of jazz music. You will hear jazz greats from the US and beyond as the hosts scour the available music to create programs with just the right selections.
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