Summer Programming will end on Tuesday, August 25th, at midnight. Stay tuned for updates regarding fall programming soon!
Avant-garde jazz is a style of jazz that originated in the 1950s, rejecting the conventions of bebop and post-bop (other jazz styles). This style aimed to further blur the lines between written and improvised music. This movement towards a more spontaneous music came as a reaction to commercialism and European classical musical ideals. […]
THE BEGINNING Northern Soul was a musical, fashion, and dance movement that began in Northern England around 1968 and lasted until the mid-to-late 1970s. Although short-lived, it set the stage for many of Britain’s musical movements in the coming decades and inspired a generation of Northern English kids. The movement emerged from the 1960s […]
A short look into the alienation of Black people from the very genre they created: “The night Jimi died I dreamed this was the latest step in a plot being designed to eliminate Blacks from rock music so that it may be recorded in history as a creation of whites. Future generations, my dream […]
Hip-Hop’s Origins Hip-Hop originated in New York City in the 1970s, where DJ’s would scratch records to create a looped rhythm, and MCs would then rap over the beat. It started out as “party rap” that originated from the block parties thrown on the streets of NYC. Despite the East Coast being the birthplace of […]
Today we’re diving into the Zambian rock scene known as “Zamrock.” This genre emerged in the east African country of Zambia in the 1970s as a fusion of western-style psychedelic rock and traditional African rhythms. In 1964. Zambia gained independence from England, and the newly elected president enacted […]
Did you know: music journalists are more likely to categorize Black musicians as R&B artists even if their music “breaks barriers” or “redefines” that genre? R&B music is great! But, limiting Black artists to one category is not. A lot of the music that gets labelled as R&B actually has more in genre with other […]
Black musicians have had a profound influence on the culture of the United States and the world, and are responsible for pioneering the majority of music we listen to today. It would be irresponsible to be members of WHRW and broadcast music without acknowledging and educating our community on the numerous contributions that Black artists […]
Summer Programming is now in effect.
We are sad to announce that WHRW will be putting all programming, including music and public affairs shows on hold for the next two weeks. Automation will be on until further notice. As tough as a decision this was to make, we believe it is the best course of action to protect the health of […]