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We Are Telly Winners!

We won three Telly Awards in the 45th Annual Telly Awards! Freedom Means Never Surrender - 2024 General-Biography Gold Winner
Lakeside Chautauqua: An American Treasure - 2024 General-History Silver Winner
Listening with Keith Burris - 2024 General-Social Impact Bronze WinnerFull List of Winners Read More

This Week on Jazz Spectrum - 5/17-5/19

Each week, Fritz exchanges thoughts with Aly Krajewski about the Song of the Week featured on Jazz Spectrum Saturday.By Fritz ByersHi Aly, I didn’t mention to you when we were talking last night that any impairment you detected in my capacity for linear thought was likely due to my having spent excessive time recently with the movies of the French New Wave. I think mostly the movies go way over my head, but I find them funny; often, I think, unintentionally so. Read More

NPR named a new Tiny Desk Contest winner. Here are our local favorite submissions!

Congratulations to The Philharmonik for winning NPR's 2024 Tiny Desk Contest! Hailing from Sacramento, California, The Philharmonik is a producer, singer, rapper and multi-instrumentalist whose entry video, "What's It All Mean," floored this year's panel of judges.NPR Tiny Desk Contest WebsiteDid you know there were nearly 7,000 entries this year? Check out a few of our favorite local submissions below! Read More

This week on Jazz Spectrum – 5/10-5/12

Each week, Fritz exchanges thoughts with Aly Krajewski about the Song of the week featured on Jazz Spectrum Saturday.By Fritz ByersHi Aly, Yesterday the sky’s vast cloudless expanse was so striking that it set me to wondering what it was reminding me of. Do you remember the Peanuts strip when Linus asks Lucy, “Why is the sky blue?” And she answers, “Because it isn’t green.”  Yesterday, it was a blue on blue, like an English weave It was very nearly one of those impossible Renoir blues we talked about a couple of weeks ago.  It was a sweeping heartache blu Read More

This week on Jazz Spectrum – 5/3/24-5/5/24

Each week, Fritz exchanges thoughts with Aly Krajewski about the Song of the Week featured on Jazz Spectrum Saturday.By Fritz ByersHi Aly, I checked the rules, but I don’t see one that prohibits beginning consecutive Song of the Week emails with a reference to a poem. So, last week, e.e. cummings, this week, Frank O’Hara. Frank’s affecting poem, “St. Paul and All That,” has this perfectly cadenced stanza: I walk in
sit down and
face the frigidaire
it’s April
no May
it’s May Read More

Rethinking Jails + Justice Radio Program

The “Rethinking Jails + Justice” project is in collaboration with The Board of Lucas County Commissioners and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety + Justice ChallengeTOLEDO, OHIO – April 26, 2024 – WGTE Public Media’s “Rethinking Jails + Justice”, in collaboration with The Board of Lucas County Commissioners and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety + Justice Challenge, is set to launch the latest phase of the project on Tuesday, April 30th at 7 p.m. Read More

This week on Jazz Spectrum – April 26-28

Each week, Fritz exchanges thoughts with Aly Krajewski about the Song of the Week featured on Jazz Spectrum Saturday.By Fritz ByersHi Aly, e.e. cummings was right to say that  “Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully out of Nowhere)arranging Read More

This week on Jazz Spectrum – April 19-21, 2024

By Fritz ByersThe tenor saxophonist Lester Young is widely – and I think plausibly – credited with inventing the use of the word “cool” to describe something hip or fashionable or, well, you know. That alone should land him in one or more Halls of Fame – who in American history has more enduringly shaped the national vocabulary with a single word?  This cracks me up: the original OED isn’t having any of this use of cool. BUT, in a supplement, the editors added several usages. Read More

FM 91 Programing Changes

Mondays - Radio Alchemy from 12 a.m. - 1 a.m. Mondays - Great Lakes Odyssey Radio Hour from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays - Early Music Now from 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. Fridays - Jazz Spectrum Fridays from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturdays - Saturday Afternoon at the Opera from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays - Electronic Currents from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.  For a full schedule visit wgte.org/schedules Read More