Afropop Worldwide believes that music is not only food for the soul, but a lens that helps us better understand our world and ourselves. Music is knowledge. Music is life. And the way we see it, African music lies at the heart of everything! Programming includes the music and cultures of the entire African Diaspora: Latin America, the Middle East, and of course, the United States. Now broadcasting at its new time of 7 pm on Friday evenings.
Afternoon Jazz with Ben Donnelly
WSNC's Afternoon Jazz is a relaxing jazz mix, sprinkled with blues and world beat to get you through the day.
Join renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh as they bring a historical perspective to the events happening around us today.
Beale Street Caravan is produced in the home of the blues Memphis, Tennessee and covers the world with the heartfelt sounds and colorful stories of the Blues and its music makers
Blues & Beyond is a weekly hour of blues music and some of its musical relatives. The family tree includes jazz, old and new, and folk music from around the world, and contemporary musical explorations - music with energy, texture, spirit, soul, and meaning. Host Jonny Meister has been playing the blues on WXPN since March 1977.
Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation. Here, the blues are a living African-American tradition with deep roots.
This is WSNC's own Big Ed bringing you the best in blues both old and new from 5 until 7 pm on Saturday nights.
Blues Unlimited is a NPR-Style two-hour weekly show that has been called "the best blues podcast on the internet," and has an established and loyal audience of listeners from across the globe. Blues Unlimited airs from 8 - 10 pm Saturdays on WSNC.
Senegalese native Bouna Ndiaye hosts, "Bonjour Africa," a radio program dedicated to the music of Africa.
Classic Oldies with Mr. B and Charles McCullough
WSNC's Classic Oldies is a mix of 1950s rhythm and blues, doo wop, and old school soul from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Democracy Now is a daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez that aims to hold those in positions of power accountable for their decisions and to inspire grassroots action for social change. Now broadcasting at its new time of 6 until 7 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Documentary Hour and Special Programs
WSNC's Documentary Hour and Special Programs features documentaries and special programming airing every Thursday beginning at 6:30 with a special 30 minute program followed by an hour long program from 7 until 8 pm. These programs will change on a weekly basis. More information is often posted on our Facebook page.
WSNC's Empowering YOU!, hosted by Calvin Patterson, explores nonprofit organizations in the Winston-Salem area that are building and strengthing our community.
Jazzworks' Evening Jazz with Tony Mowod, is a special blend of mainstream jazz. Tony is the President and Founder of the Pittsburgh Jazz Society, and has been one of Pittsburgh's most enduring champions of jazz for over four decades. Tony's ongoing love affair with jazz music is rekindled each night as he reminds listeners to "...keep a bit of love in your heart, and a taste of jazz in your soul." More than words to Tony Mowod, they are the man's philosophy.
Free Speech Radio News reports national and international news as it affects real people and communities in a daily, thirty-minute news program highlighting issues of peace and social justice around the world. Now broadcasting at its new time of 5:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Gospel Expressions with Tadelro Brown
WSNC's Gospel Expressions is a blend of urban and contemporary gospel to uplift the soul.
Jazz with Bob Parlocha is hosted by the legendary jazz expert, Bob Parlocha, who entertains listeners with a creative, engaging musical mix and a brief, but friendly conversational rapport.
Jazz on Wax
Hosted by WSNC Program Director Jack Bonney, this program is an hour of classic jazz taken from the original vinyl records they were first released on. All jazz played on this show is played directly off vinyl records by such great labels like Blue Note, Impulse, Prestige, and more.
NPR's Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. Through concerts and education, they share the depth of feeling and improvisational vitality of this democratic music in their home, The House of Swing, and all over the world.
The New Jazz Archives is an ongoing one hour long documentary series that delves deep into the history of jazz. Hosted by world renowned Jazz enthusiast Jeff Haas, New Jazz Archives strives to both enlighten old time fans of jazz and to introduce its fruitful history to first time listeners of the genre. The New Jazz Archive is produced at Interlochen Public Radio (IPR), and NPR-affiliate station near Traverse City, MI.
NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater is the jazz lover’s ears and eyes on the world of live music. It presents today’s best jazz artists in performance on stages around the world, taking listeners to Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as Marciac in the French countryside and across the North American continent from Montreal to Monterey.
Jazzworks' Jazz with Scott Hanley is a mix of mainstream and classic jazz tunes. Scott has a special affinity for jazz-oriented radio. He has been a session leader or panelist for many national conferences specifically related to jazz music and has experience as a concert and festival producer/promoter. Mr. Hanley also serves as volunteer coordinator of the Jazz Radio Consortium, an ongoing collaboration between public radio stations intent on improving jazz programming nationwide.
WSNC's original program Latin Fuzion airs every Saturday from 3 until 5 pm. Catch a little Latin Fever with your host Edgar Menendez as he brings you the best in Latin genres such as Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata.
NPR's Latino USA explores the politics and policy, the music and ideas and literature that spring from and inspire the fastest-growing demographic segment of the American public.
Jazzworks' Midday Jazz with Bob Studebaker, showcases mainstream jazz. Bob is a Pittsburgh native. With an avid interest in history, Bob has taught the "History of Jazz" at Carnegie Mellon University's Academy for Lifelong Learning, tracing the roots of jazz from 17th century West Africa to the many influences and experiences that have contributed to the evolution of "America's classical music."
Jazz Works' Morning Jazz with Helen Wigger is a presentation of classic jazz gems and new music to help wake you up and start your day off right.
People's Pharmacy showcases everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins, and related health topics.
NPR's Piano Jazz showcases legendary pianist Marian McPartland as sje welcomes a stellar line-up of jazz artists for one hour of conversation and improvisation on her Peabody Award-winning program. Each week, McPartland, with her engaging personality and improvisational savvy, hosts a variety of performers in her radio living room.
Hosted by KFOGpersonality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. Now broadcasting at its new time of 8 pm on Friday evenings.
WSNC's Ram Radio is a locally produced one hour program that covers all aspects of Winston Salem State University. Hosted by current WSSU senior, Kiara Wilson, this program will feature interviews with faculty, students, and staff as they discuss the many great programs and initiatives happening on campus. In addition to the live interviews there will also be a weekly event calender informing you of the many exciting things happening at WSSU. Ram Radio airs every Thursday evening from 6 until 7 pm.
R&B Chronicles is a weekly musical biography that focuses on classic R&B and soul music. Perhaps more than any other genre of popular American music culture, soul music is the result of the combination and merging of previous styles and sub-styles in the 50’s and 60’s. At it's inception soul music combined the African American concepts of gospel and blues sensibilities in creating a passionate, soulful and musical presentation of the African American spirit. Rhythm and Blues is itself a combination of blues and jazz and developed in the 40’s as small groups of predominately African American musicians built upon the blues tradition which morphed itself into soul music coming into the 50's.
PRI's Riverwalk Jazz showcases the high-energy sounds of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band as award-winng storyteller David Holt brings you back to the early years of jazz in America. His captivating tales cover everything from the turn-of-the-century blues and cakewalks to the small swing ensembles of the 1920s and '30s.
Smooth Saturday Jazz with John Gist and Pat Hall
WSNC's Saturday Jazz is an ecclectic mix of smooth jazz, fusion, and smooth grooves.
Winston Salem State University students host a live hour of music from 1 to 2 pm Monday through Thursday. The students play a variety of new & old jazz, blues, and world music.
Sunday Smooth Jazz with Tim Clifton and Tobbie Frazier
WSNC's Sunday Smooth Jazz is an eclectic mix of smooth jazz, fusion, and smooth grooves.
PRI's Tavis Smiley & Cornell West Show brings you a unique blend of news and newsmakers in an expanded conversation on the subjects that matter to you: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. Regular commentators help explore these issues from diverse points of view in a high-energy give-and-take format that keeps you engaged. Now broadcasting at its new time of 6 pm on Friday evenings.