Programs A-Z

  • It started out as traditional AAA, then we realized it could be so much more. Why be limited by being put in a box that was created years ago? It's time to evolve. 

  • The B-3 Bonanza, hosted by Eric Cohen, has closed out the jazz week on a funky note since 1996. Airing Friday evenings from 9-11 pm, the Bonanza is a weekly showcase of some of the best Hammond B-3 organists both past and present.
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  • A one hour non commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms. Each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States...

  • Three hours of Big Band, Bebop and Beyond Café Jazz is a mix of original vinyl recordings with contemporary jazz releases on CD. The show is energetic, classic and classy. It is filled with lots of fulsome big band sounds, with horns that swing...

  • WAER is proud to bring you the weekly program, Common Threads, which airs Sundays from 2 PM to 6 PM.  The program, hosted by Syracuse New Times contributing editor Larry Hoyt, debuted July 6, 1997 and features an entertaining mix of traditional...

  • Cool Jazz Countdown is a 1-hour weekly show, highlighting the Top 10 Jazz Albums of the week based on jazz charts, listener feedback and local radio airplay. With tight copy, good production values and balanced co-hosting, Cool Jazz Countdown...

  • The Grateful Dead Hour has been in national syndication since 1987. It is the only authorized Grateful Dead radio program, and the only one with complete access to the Dead's tape library.

    David Gans, the producer/host of the Grateful...

  • Click here for the Jazz Night In America Live Video Events.

    Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night...

  • Eric Cohen brings you the finest in jazz every weekday evening. The masters of the past such as Count Basie, Lee Morgan, Sarah Vaughan and Cannnoball Adderley to the modern day innovators of this art form like Gregory Porter, Gordon Goodwin's...

  • Latin Jazz has its own unique place in the Jazz idiom.  Born out of the American Jazz and Afro-Cuban music cauldron, it combines jazz's syncopated improvisational qualities with prominently featured polyrhythmic African percussion, often with...

  • New Urban Jazz is a fusion of Contemporary Jazz mixed with Urban and Brazilian Flavors, created in 2008 after fallout from the cancelation of over 30 commercial smooth jazz stations in the US in 24 months. Smooth jazz formats had taken a ...

  • Great Sounds from Great Artists

    Overnight jazz features music by the masters and new artists. The sounds on Overnight Jazz are chosen to serve you, the listener, while also giving an entertaining, engaging tour of an...

  • A radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures and  includes well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists...

  • Real College Radio is a diverse radio program on WAER. RCR DJ's play a wide variety of great music, ranging across a grand spectrum of present day indie bands too classic rock and roll artists.

    Real College Radio brings you alternative...

  • This is the mainstream jazz show we’ve been waiting for! “Return to the Source” provides the polished presentation and insightful selections that you would expect from a straight-ahead jazz show, and more. It is the real deal.

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  • "The Roots of Smooth" with Bobby Jackson is a music program, that more broadly displays how music connects us to a global community. This hour-long series showcases artists playing their music, and the music of their influences both in and...

  • This two hour program airs each and every Sunday morning from 6 - 8 AM. Hosted by Cora Thomas, the program features some of the best local and national talent in the realm of gospel music. You can hear everyone from Daryl Coley to the Brooklyn...

  • Every Sunday night from 6-10 Duane Coughenour sits in and gives Central New Yorkers some down home old style blues. Considered the longest running blues show in Syracuse, Sunday Night Blues has been supplying blues fans a healthy dosage of both...

  • This show has become a kind of cultural phenomena in Atlanta. 

    “The Soul of Jazz” combines the best in classic and contemporary soul/jazz, international rhythms, dance music and other gender-bending styles – and this mix has garnered...

  • WAER is proud to offer you the exciting weekly program, Top of the World, which airs Sundays at 10 PM. The program is hosted by Mark Bostick and Connie Wailer. The show features an eclectic mix of world beat, reggae and accessible, danceable...

  • American Music With A Passportclass ®

    Rock, Blues, Folk, Native, Americana, Funk, Electronica, Reggae, World, Dub, Roots and Alternative. UnderCurrents is intelligent, fun, and easygoing -- diving deep to reveal your past and future...

  • A late-'90s national research project told public radio programmers a great deal about how listeners heard jazz. While this music is so varied that it's impossible to contain it successfully in one radio format, we discovered that...

  • The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

     

  • The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.