Programs A-Z

12th STREET JUMP brings back that great era of Kansas City jazz on public radio’s weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam. Hosts Pearl MacDonald and Pete Weber and special guests are heard weekly in concert.

Welcome to The Back Porch!  Norm and Al will try to keep you up to date on top acoustic/Americana albums and other major acoustic music happenings around the WVPE listening area.   We hope you'll stop back often!

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Broadcasting live recordings of Memphis Blues in all its forms, Beale Street Caravan presents seasoned veterans along with up and coming artists.

Back in 1983 someone did music lovers in Michiana a big favor. Harvey Stauffer was asked to sit in--for one week--on a music program on WVPE. "The next thing I knew, I was hosting it," Stauffer recalls.

After 30 years as the producer and...

Each week, Cool Jazz Countdown highlights the Top 10 Jazz Albums in traditional and smooth jazz. It will help you stay on top of new jazz releases and reissues.

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. We believe Jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates...

Jazz By the Border has been broadcast on WVPE Saturday nights from 9:00 pm-Midnight since 2001. Hosted by WVPE Program Director Lee Burdorf, the program is designed for true jazz fans featuring a larger variety of jazz than is...

Jazz Night In America is the next generation of multi-platform jazz programming from NPR Music, WBGO (Jazzset), Jazz at Lincoln Center and clubs across America. It's a weekly radio show with an internationally...

JazzSet's quality recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent. Occasionally, the program dips into its archives and Dee Dee shares a moment that's too good not to share.

Each week Fiona Ritchie explores the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. In addition to well-known artists and selections, Ritchie introduces listeners to Celtic influences in World and contemporary music. 

WVPE presents an acoustic mainstream jazz service focusing on a strong lyrical sound, designed to delight both casual listeners and passionate jazz lovers.