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1) What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? For example, were you a regular listener and/or member? Did you have a background in radio previously?  I discovered WICN in 1999 on my way home from my “day job” (more on that in question 4) in […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? I was brought in to the station by Rick McCarthy. He would hear all of the music I played at the Leicester Post Office every day and thought of me when Nick DiBiasio had to step down. So, it’s all […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? Well, I came to the area in 2017 and of course listened closely to WICN. Having a Jazz-oriented radio station of any sort these days is a minor miracle, and WICN is a major one! (I had done […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? About 15 years ago, when I was the chair of the Communications Program at Dean College, I went out to WICN to look for internship opportunities for my students. I ended up talking to the PD about music […]

Liz Fay Correspondent for Worcester Magazine At his HHiL recording studio, Dante Babb has had a front-row seat to both the talent and ambition of Worcester’s music community.  As the owner and chief audio engineer at HHiL, Babb is a popular go-to among current artists, particularly for creatives coming up in the hip-hop and pop genres. As […]

WICN Inquiry host Mark Lynch is sharing 3 Book Recommendations a Week For Everyone Who Has Sheltered in Place a Bit Too Long. We hope these help keep you occupied and entertained! 1) *Still* unhappy with the way Game of Thrones ended? DOUGLAS L. HOWARD holds the academic chair of the English Department on the Ammerman Campus […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?I moved into Worcester proper in the summer of 2007. I had been listening to The Folk Revival on WICN on and off—I love folk music and I was working on a book about folk music. I had known […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?I’m a lifelong lover of radio and always imagined myself putting together playlists and spinning tracks. In college (1969-73), I had a prime-time (i.e. 10 PM – 2 AM) “progressive music” show on WESU, 88.1 on your dial from […]

If legendary jazz musicians were collected together in one giant jigsaw puzzle and each musician was one piece – Thelonious Monk’s individual piece would be impossible to cut out. As a singular artist, his shape or place in jazz is too uniquely non-conforming. From a musical and historical standpoint, he is recognized as one of […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?A roommate of mine, who was at WPI at the time, told me about this new station on campus (WICN) and convinced me to get involved. Production was a small room not much bigger than a phone booth. I […]