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WCUW ~ 910 Main Street ~ Worcester, MA 01610
"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. No where else will you find such a rich mix. We also feature award winning Alternative News programs and community focused programs.
1973 ~ 2013
$40 for 40 Years continues through 2014! Keep the best mix of music and culture on the air!
For the past 40 years WCUW has been the voice of the Irish, Scots, Polish, Italians, Latin America, as well as many other ethnic groups, and way too many musical genres to list! This grand experiment, founded in 1973, has succeeded for two reasons; an impassioned group of volunteers, and your generosity.
Some stations ask for a dollar a day; we’re asking for a dollar a year! We’ve lowered the annual member rate to $40, $1 for each year WCUW has given voice to the many ethnic groups and cultures of our community. Renewals by mail using the resources we have sent you are welcome, as are on-line donations via the link at the top of the page.
You’ll like the look and feel of the “new” WCUW Member card, especially as you use it to visit the Worcester Art Museum where, starting in September, you will receive "two for one" admission (excluding special events and during Flora in Winter). The museum is free through August, but you'll want to visit again and again! Keep an eye on www.wcuw.org for future opportunities to take advantage of your new WCUW 91.3 FM MEMBER card.
This fall we start broadcasting the Sunday Fiddler's Green jam session. ‘Fiddler's Green Irish Seisiun’ will be hosted by Mike Ladd. College Councilor Kathleen Joyce makes her WCUW debut with a new noon-time show called ‘Accepted.’ This half-hour news program will look at the complexities of preparing for and attending college. You can now find back issues of Mass Law Radio at masslawradio.org, and the John Henry’s Hammer music schedule will be up soon.
Thank you so much for your appreciation of community radio, WCUW 91.3 FM and www.wcuw.org! And please, return that pledge/renewal form asap! By check or via the donate link at the top of the page, it all works to our good!
40th Anniversary Party Musical Highlights
WCUW General News
WCUW Concert Stage
The FRONTROOM Concert Stage
Join us for live performances in WCUW's FRONTROOM, at 910 Main. an intimate performance space that looks good and sounds great. Many amazing local, regional and national acts have graced the stage.
FREE Parking Available in lot across the street from WCUW for FRONTROOM events.
Already attended a FRONTROOM Concert? Let us know your thoughts by submitting our "FRONTROOM Concert Feedback Form" found on the "Contact Us" page. You'll be helping us improve future concerts with your suggestions.
Tickets to most FRONTROOM events available at BrownPaperTickets.com
Every Sunday: Poets' Asylum
The Poets' Asylum reading is the weekly Sunday night open poetry reading, feature and slam event run by the Worcester Po8ry Project, a group of poets and lovers of poetry dedicated to advancing poetry in performance in Worcester. The reading is open to all poets and writers, all ability levels, all styles, all ages with no constraints on content or language. The average Sunday night at the Asylum consists of an open reading, followed by a 30-40 minute reading by a spotlighted (also known as a featured) poet. About once a month there's an open slam - a friendly competition judged by randomly chosen audience members.
Reading begins at 7pm
A Hat Is Passed
The FRONTROOM is available to all WCUW programmers and members for any secular performance or private meeting. Call 508-753-1012 for details.
Volunteers appreciated at all events. Sign up by calling 508-753-1012.
A Video Sampler from the recent Bob Dylan Birthday Bash.
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.
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.
Got Your 40th Anniversary T-Shirt?
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.
EBay Auction for WCUW 91.3 FM!
Many thanks to loyal supporter John C. for maintaining a WCUW Auction site to benefit community radio WCUW.
Click here to see the items that are available.
Do you have a special item that you would like to contribute? If so, call the WCUW office at 508.753.1012.
Be sure to sign up for an RSS feed (located at the bottom of the EBay page) so that you are notified when new items are added!
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.
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