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                       WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC.

WICN is an NPR Affiliate station that has been a vibrant cultural presence in central New England for nearly 50 years.  Every day WICN produces and broadcasts programming which includes a unique blend of jazz, folk and blues music with hourly NPR newscasts.  Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis calls WICN a “vital arts resource”.

WICN’s commitment to broadcasting excellence and the community has made WICN one of the most honored – and listened to – public radio stations in New England.  Listeners and sponsors know a good thing when they hear it. Over 40,000 people per day throughout Central Massachusetts tune into 90.5 FM to listen to WICN and 50,000 streams are launched monthly to listen to WICN online at www.wicn.org.

WICN’s Mission:

Arts and culture contribute to a quality of life that keeps a community vibrant and economically alive.  WICN Public Radio is committed to this ideal through the presentation of authentic, independent music, on the radio and in the concert halls, preserving America’s living art forms of jazz and folk music for generations to enjoy.

Broadcast:

WICN broadcasts commercial-free programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listeners throughout the heart of New England:  Central Massachusetts, including the Metro West area, the Pioneer Valley; Northern Rhode Island; Connecticut and parts of Southern New Hampshire.

Selected accomplishments:

  • WICN was one of four stations nominated for “Jazz Station of the Year” in the United States
  • WICN’s audience has grown 37% in the last five years
  • WICN presents 15+ concerts a year in Worcester, Massachusetts.  More than half are free
  • WICN collaborates with the leading non profits in the region in the presentation of concerts and events.  These organizations include the Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium, The Hanover Theatre, and Mechanics Hall
  • WICN extends its broadcast with it’s highly successful webcast and mobile listening through PDA applications, resulting in a world wide following
  • WICN provides air time to local jazz musicians for an hour every Monday - Thursday on a program called “Jazz New England”
  • WICN presents over 40 live broadcasts from its performance studio every year.  Artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland and Linda Ronstadt have performed at the station
  • WICN produces and broadcasts more jazz programming than any other MA. station

WICN Listeners / Members:

  • 78% hold college or professional degrees
  • 52% have household income over $100,000
  • 23% have household income over $150,000
  • Are invested in WICN and respect / patronize businesses which support the station

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has been a vibrant cultural presence in central New England for over 40 years.  Every day WICN produces and broadcasts programming which includes a unique blend of jazz, folk and blues music with hourly NPR newscasts.  Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis calls WICN a “vital arts resource”.

WICN’s commitment to broadcasting excellence and the community has made WICN one of the most honored – and listened to – public radio stations in New England.  Listeners and sponsors know a good thing when they hear it. Over 40,000 people per day throughout Central Massachusetts tune into 90.5 FM to listen to WICN and 50,000 streams are launched monthly to listen to WICN online at www.wicn.org.

WICN’s Mission:

Arts and culture contribute to a quality of life that keeps a community vibrant and economically alive.  WICN Public Radio is committed to this ideal through the presentation of authentic, independent music, on the radio and in the concert halls, preserving America’s living art forms of jazz and folk music for generations to enjoy.

Broadcast:

90. 5FM WICN broadcasts commercial-free programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listeners throughout the heart of New England:  Central Massachusetts, including the Metro West area, the Pioneer Valley; Northern Rhode Island; Connecticut and parts of Southern New Hampshire.

Selected accomplishments:

  • WICN was one of four stations nominated for “Jazz Station of the Year” in the United States
  • WICN’s audience has grown 37% in the last five years
  • WICN presents 15+ concerts a year in Worcester, Massachusetts.  More than half are free
  • WICN collaborates with the leading non profits in the region in the presentation of concerts and events.  These organizations include the Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium, The Hanover Theatre, and Mechanics Hall
  • WICN extends its broadcast with it’s highly successful webcast and mobile listening through PDA applications, resulting in a world wide following
  • WICN provides air time to local jazz musicians for an hour every Monday - Thursday on a program called “Jazz New England”
  • WICN presents over 40 live broadcasts from its performance studio every year.  Artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland and Linda Ronstadt have performed at the station
  • WICN produces and broadcasts more jazz programming than any other MA. station

WICN Listeners / Members:

  • 78% hold college or professional degrees
  • 52% have household income over $100,000
  • 23% have household income over $150,000
  • Are invested in WICN and respect / patronize businesses which support the station

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