We Interrupt Our Regular Programming

WKCR, the world’s greatest radio station, is five days into their glorious celebration of the centennial of Benny Goodman’s birth – the programming, non-stop King of Swing, will run into the beginning of June! So tune in.

And help them too. They are running one of their infrequent fund-raisers (the last was April 2005). Their need is greater than any NPR station, they fund-raise far less, and they are entirely volunteer. With all that, they are absolutely without equal on the radio. They know as well as anyone that times are tough, but they would appreciate anything you can give, and I mean anything.


I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.