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Saturdays @ 3pm
Afropop is the standard for both the curious and the connoisseur, and takes listeners to dynamic music capitals such as Dakar, Senegal; Johannesburg, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Havana, Cuba; Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; New York and Paris. Listeners meet the leading stars as well as emerging...
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 a wide...
 
Sundays @ 10am
Wednesdays @ 10pm
Each week, Beale Street Caravan brings the Sounds of Memphis to public radio. Live performances from the masters of blues, soul, folk, and rock n roll.
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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 incorporates...
 
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Wednesdays @ 11pm
Saturdays @ 5pm

 

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,...
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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...

 
Saturdays @ 4pm
Cruisin’ the Blues with Mr. Jack covers The Blues genre in its entirety, with music from the early 20th century through today. Host, Mr. Jack has been studying the history of blues for well over 30 years and has a large collection of Blues Music that he will be sharing with listeners as he...
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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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Folk Alley
Thursdays @ 4pm
Each week, Folk Alley host Elena See collects the best in traditional and contemporary folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, and exclusive Folk Alley...
Wednesdays @ 4pm
Saturdays @ 2pm
Jazz music with a variety of...
 
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 folk...
Sundays @ 11am
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music, jam sessions and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Ark. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a...
 
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
WTIP hosts enjoy playing a wide variety of music.
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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 Will Moore 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
Soul Deluxe is a weekly radio program featuring eclectic mix sets by Phoenix-based DJ Byron Fenix.  The show spotlights Soul music and various genres that either gave rise to or were influenced by it, including Electronic, Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, and R&B. In addition to the...
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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 @ 10.5pm
Tuesdays @ 10pm

Two hours of Chamber music on String Theory each week from the studios at WTIP where we 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...
The Gospel Truth airs Sunday mornings starting at 8 a.m. (softjunebreeze/Flickr)
Sundays @ 8am
Doug Seim is the host for a program every Sunday morning program centering on Gospel Music, some of the most-beloved American music, loved by religious and secular folks alike. During this special two hours, Doug brings you Gospel that goes back to its roots and brings you up to the present...
 
World Café
Mondays @ 2pm
Tuesdays @ 2pm
Wednesdays @ 2pm
Thursdays @ 2pm
Fridays @ 2pm
World Café is known by artists, appreciative audiences, and the radio and music industries as an influential source for music discovery. The two-hour daily program features a mix of artist interviews with in-studio performances by both established and emerging artists. The music selection...
Catch Voices From the Circle Sundays at 7 a.m. (Stephan Hoglund)
Sundays @ 7am
Voices from the Circle, a one-hour radio program, highlights Native news, music, issues, entertainment, and storytelling from reservations and urban communities. Co-hosts Jim DeNomie (Bad River Chippewa) and Barbara Jersey (Menominee/Potawatomi) bring you traditional and contemporary Native music,...
 
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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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