|City of license||Worcester, Massachusetts|
|Slogan||"Jazz + for New England"|
|Frequency||90.5 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1969|
|HAAT||247 metres (810 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Worcester's Inter-Collegiate Network|
|Affiliations||National Public Radio|
|Owner||WICN Public Radio, Inc|
WICN (90.5 FM), is a National Public Radio member station in Worcester, Massachusetts. They broadcast commercial-free, 24 hours a day to an audience of over 40,000. Their programming is mostly jazz, with daily evening shows dedicated to soul, bluegrass, Americana, folk and blues and Sunday night public affairs programming. They are known for their engaging, original live programs and dedication to the preservation of jazz music. WICN's mission statement is as follows:
"Arts and culture contribute to a quality of life that keeps a community vibrant and economically alive. WICN Public Radio is committed to this ideal through the presentation of authentic, independent music, on the radio and in the concert halls, preserving America's living art forms of Jazz and Folk music for generations to enjoy."
WICN has had a vibrant presence Central Massachusetts for over 40 years. They began in 1969 as Worcester's Inter-Collegiate Network, joining with The College of the Holy Cross and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 1980, they became a member of National Public Radio. They were accredited by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1987. In March, 2010, they completed a signal upgrade that extended their listening area, which now includes Central Massachusetts and MetroWest, into the Pioneer Valley; Northern Rhode Island and Connecticut; plus Southern New Hampshire.
WICN broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 90.5 FM in the heart of New England in Worcester, MA to an audience of approximately 40,000. Additionally, they offer a live radio stream online at WICN.org. A new iPhone/iPod app also allows listeners to tune in from anywhere using an Apple device.
With WICN Hosts
- Jazz Matinee
- Tonal Rhythm
- Soul Serenade
- Bluegrass Junction
- Against the Grain
- Folk Revival
- Latin Jazz Now!
- Colors of Jazz
- Saturday Night Fish Fry
WICN Public Affairs Programming
 See also
- "WICN About Us". Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- WICN official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WICN
- Radio-Locator information on WICN
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