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WCUW ~ 910 Main Street ~ Worcester, MA 01610
Studio: 508.753.2284 ~ Office: 508.753.1012
"WCUW is a refreshing change from commercial radio. The variety of music and the knowledge that the show hosts share about the music is a valuable resource. The music is fresh, always different, and exposes the audience to new artists and cultures"....Mary R.
"Great station. The average American has been fooled into thinking that club music, rap, country, and "soft rock" (whatever that is) are the only kind of radio-friendly music out there"... Jd B
Welcome to the internet home of Community Radio WCUW 91.3FM. We are an independent, non-commercial, listener supported radio station serving Worcester County and offering over 90 programs delivered by a volunteer staff of approximately 100 on-air programmers.
We broadcast a unique mix of musical genres, ethnic and cultural programs and alternative news and community information reflecting the interests of our diverse listening audience. Our program schedule includes freeform, folk, rock, jazz, blues, doo-wop, rhythm & blues, classical, roots, reggae and more. Our ethnic programming provides cultural connections for our Irish, Scottish, Italian, Polish, Latino, Indian, Jewish, Albanian, Chinese, and other local communities. We also feature award winning Alternative News and community programs. No where else will you find such a rich mix.
HERE to download a list of the current WCUW Board of Directors.
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FREE Live365 app for your mobile device!
With the FREE Live365 mobile app for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and now the Droid, you can easily carry WCUW 91.3 FM with you anywhere in the world in your shirt pocket or car! Just visit your apps store on your favorite mobile device and download the FREE Live365 app! WCUW never sounded so good, no matter whether you’re in Harvard Square or the Berkshires!
Have an Idea For a New Program?
We are always on the look-out for suggestions and ideas for exciting new secular programs and content - be it music, news or locally focused content. If you have a suggestion that you've kept to yourself - well now is the time to share it with us at WCUW. Just take a moment to complete the New Program Suggestion Form and we'll take it under consideration.
Schools, Colleges and Universities interested in exploring radio media in conjunction with journalism or media courses are encouraged to contact us.
WCUW Coverage Map
WCUW 91.3 fm broadcast area includes Worcester County and beyond covering approximately 1200 square miles and potentially reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners.
If you would like to underwrite WCUW programs and reach a targeted audience with your message please contact our business office at 508-753-1012 for more information.
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Irish Music Concert March 6th - WCUW Fund Raiser
The WCUW 91.3 FM Celtic Music Department is pleased to present a very special night of traditional Irish music and song to benefit WCUW on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Clark University's Atwood Hall, 950 Main St. (corner of Downing), Worcester, Massachusetts. The concert will start at 8:00 p.m and will feature Robbie O’Connell, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh.
Advance tickets are available online now at the link below, from the contacts, and also available at the door.
Robbie is no stranger to Irish and folk music fans. He began touring with his uncles, the Clancy Brothers, in 1977 and recorded 3 albums with them. His album Love of the Land, was voted the #1 acoustic album of 1989 by WUMB in Boston. He has toured and recorded as a member of The Green Fields of America with Mick Moloney and Jimmy Keane. The title track of their album, "Kilkelly," was voted "Best Album Track of the Year" in Ireland and was featured on the seminal television documentary on Irish music, “Bringing It All Back Home.”
Paul Dromey of The Evening Echo had this to say about Robbie “a songwriter of vision, awareness and maturity. He has the ability to take an everyday experience or thought and turn it into an effective structured song. All his material is melodic and accessible and his keen sense of humour is never far from the surface.”
Joining Robbie will be two musicians who brought the house down at the Hanover Theatre last March as part of Brian O’Donovan’s St. Patrick’s Celtic Sojourn, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh.
Raised in a home full of music and dance in Co. Meath, Ireland, Caitlín is a three time winner of the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil on concertina as well as an accomplished dancer. Caitlín teaches the concertina annually at summer and winter schools in Ireland, Europe and USA and has performed with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Paddy Keenan, Liam Ó MaonlaI, Cherish The Ladies, The Kilfenora Ceili Band and for Presidents and Royalty around the world, most recently, at ‘Ceiliuradh’ in the London’s Royal Albert Hall, as a guest of Irish President Michael D.Higgins.
Her debut solo CD release, Caitlín was voted the 2012 ‘CD of the Year’ award by tradconnect.com as well as being labelled the ‘top Irish traditional album of 2012' by The Wall Street Journal.
A nephew of Altan's celebrated fiddle player and lead singer Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Ciarán is a brilliant fiddle player in the Donegal style from Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal. A grandson of Proinsias Ó Maonaigh (a.k.a. Francie Mooney), he was the 2003 TG4 Young Traditional Musician of the Year and has played with Donal Lunny, Micheal Ó’ Suilleabháin and the Chieftains.
General Admission is $20, advance tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased online at the link below or by contacting Bud Sargent at (508)868-7552 or Bud.Sargent@gmail.com. Tickets will be available at the door.
What is Community Radio?
Community radio is a type of radio service that offers a third model of radio broadcasting beyond commercial and public service. Community stations can serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular to a local/specific audience but which may often be overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters.
Community Radio Stations are operated, owned, and driven by the communities they serve. Community radio is not-for profit and provides a mechanism for facilitating individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own diverse stories, to share experiences, and in a media rich world to become active creators and contributors of media.
Get Involved in Community Radio - Volunteer Today
Don't just sit around listening to WCUW on the radio - get involved and help make it happen! WCUW is always looking for programmers from the community to get involved in all aspects of our operations and secular program production and delivery. Thats what community radio is all about - giving access to members of the local community. If you have a few hours each week or month to contribute to the success of WCUW then just fill out the Volunteer Application Form located on the "Contact Us" page to let us know of your interest and availability and your areas of interest and then we'll be in touch to get you involved.
Award Winning Alternative News Programs
WCUW now features three award winning national alternative news programs to keep you informed of the issues - and whats not being reported.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television and now WCUW, Mon - Fri from 4pm-5pm
Alternative Radio, established in 1986, AR is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard." The project is entirely independent, sustained solely by individuals who buy transcripts and tapes of programs. Airs Wednesday's noon - 1pm.
Making Contact, produced by National Radio Project, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 200 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media. Making Contact is broadcast on Thursdays from noon-12:30pm.
CounterSpin is FAIR's weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. It's heard on more than 125 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada. CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Counterspin airs on Thursday's from 12:30pm-1pm.
WCUW Now Streaming LIVE
WCUW has joined the digital age and is now streaming its broadcast on the net to listeners around the corner or around the world. You are now able to listen to all your favorite shows on your computer while at home or at work over your cable or DSL connection. We've never sounded so good.
Have you ever tried streaming a WCUW program from anywhere in the world that you can make an internet connection- by computer or smart device? It's easy! And there are four different methods or players to choose from. Launch it from our website or facebook page with just a click. Enjoy a CD quality stream that comes directly off our console with no atmospheric interference or noise. Try it today - you'll like. Really.
Program Playlists Online
We're adding more and more programs to our real time online playlist capability so you'll be able to find the name of that great song you just heard. It will take a little time to get them all online but they are coming! CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PLAYLISTS
If the current on-air program is entering their play list info it will be displayed in real time. If no data is being entered then no information will be displayed. You can also use the calendar to see what previous shows played on that day. It's a very easy to use and useful feature - all for you our listeners.