WJCT Launches Late-Night Local Music Programs

WJCT is launching “After Hours,” a block of new music programs for late night listening on 89.9 FM WJCT. “After Hours” introduces five music programs, each airing a different weeknight and all produced locally in the WJCT Studios. The eclectic “After Hours” launches Monday, March 2, and airs weeknights from 11 pm to midnight on 89.9 FM, immediately following weeknight broadcasts of “Electro Lounge.” The new programs are:
MUSIC STORIES On Mondays, “Electro Lounge” creator/host David Luckin presents a series of one-hour specials that take listeners behind the scenes to hear stories of the groundbreaking artists and albums that made music history. The program features music legends from the ’30s to the present. (Mondays at 11 pm)
ROUTE 66 Formerly a summer series, the popular “Route 66” joins the lineup year-round, taking Baby Boomers down memory lane on Tuesdays with classic songs, commercials and TV themes from the ’50s and ’60s. Radio veteran Bob Lewe Jr. hosts. (Tuesdays at 11 pm)
THE BIG BAND HOUR On Wednesdays, “This Is Jazz” host/professional jazz drummer Bob Bednar surveys the best of big bands, past and present. (Wednesdays at 11 pm)
JUKE JOINT On Thursdays, “Electro Lounge” creator/host David Luckin turns back the clock to the late ’40s and early ’50s to spin the R&B and jump music that laid down the foundation for rock ‘n’ roll. Listeners can jump, jive and wail to the legendary music that forms the link between jazz and rock ‘n’ roll. (Thursdays at 11 pm)
STRING THEORY On Fridays, local radio personality John Maycumber spins alternative, acoustic, modern and roots music. (Fridays at 11 pm)
“After Hours” is the first in an expanding lineup of local music programming anticipated to air on both 89.9 FM WJCT and WJCT Arts (89.9 HD-2), the station’s arts and classical music program stream. The nightly music programming complements local news and information from WJCT’s award-winning news team, which airs daily on 89.9 FM WJCT. For more information about WJCT’s television and radio programming, visit WJCT Online at wjct.org.