WCFA's on-air DJs play jazz, American roots, folk, themed programs, rock, classical, movie music, and more. Talk shows cover the local restaurant scene, local artists and performers, local and national sports, life in and around the harbor, storytelling, local events and affairs, and a little politics.
MORNING JAZZ AND MORE with MIKE KEOSKY
Get your morning off to a great start when host Mike Keosky brings you MORNING JAZZ and MORE every Thursday morning from 7 to 10 AM. It is a bright mix of cool jazz, featuring some of the classic Jazz Masters, as well as new emerging artists, and the latest new releases. Along with the day’s news, sports and weather, you’ll also hear all the great music from The American Songbook. Photo courtesy of Mike Keosky.
LOCALS OF CAPE MAY
"Locals of Cape May" airs Mondays at 9 AM, Wednesdays at 9 PM, and Fridays at 2 PM, recorded at either Uncle Bill's Pancake House in Cape May or North Cape May, and on demand latest tracks on Soundcloud.
JUST THE GOOD SONGS
"Just The Good Songs" with Ed McDonough is live every Sunday from 9 am - 11 am
EDDIE'S GOLDEN OLDIES REVIEW
"Eddie's Golden Oldies Review" airs live every Friday from 9 am - 11 am. Host Eddie Castagnetta spins the hits from the 50's and 60's, and brings us back to the early days of Rock and Roll!
ThEATRE OF THE MIND
Theatre of the Mind airs Monday 4 pm - 5 pm, Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm, and twice on Saturday, 12 pm - 1 pm and 8 pm - 9 pm.
SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
"Smartest Guys in the Room" airs Sunday 8 am - 9 am and Friday 12 pm - 1 pm.
JAZZ and POETRY
Tune in on Wednesdays at 9 A.M. for a morning of jazz and other music genres, as well as readings by host Barbara Groark or by guest readers. Literature from any point in culture, history and geography, poetry and prose, including recent U.S. poet laureates and local Cape May poets. Explore the world of music and spoken word every Wednesday from 9 AM -Noon with "Jazz and Poetry."
WHAT'S GOING ON
"What's Going On" airs live Thursday 6 pm - 7 pm
Good Morning Friday w/ Marie and Ed
Tune in to Good Morning Friday with Marie and Ed from 7 AM to 9 AM every Friday. Start your weekend off right with this light-hearted show where the accent is on the positive. Each week you’ll hear music, fun facts, recipes, comedy, happy history, the famous Birthday Mashup and the lively banter of a married couple with very different tastes.
Duke’s Place airs Monday 5 -6 pm and rebroadcasts on Wednesday 5 -6 pm and Saturday 3 - 4 pm. Each week Duke The DJ picks a theme and takes you on a musical journey. You'll hear the stories behind and around the music. Once you've heard an artist on Duke's Place you'll never listen to them the same way again. All the styles of music are played
Join Duke The DJ, the musical obsessive, on his quest to bring you the Sound of Surprise!
OPEN MIC: THE LIVING ROOM SESSIONS
Join hosts Roy Baker and Liz Shay every Sunday 4 pm - 5 pm and Tuesday 8 pm - 9 pm, and Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm for Open Mic: The Living Room Sessions – the program that brings you live performances and interviews with the musicians that make up the vibrant music scene throughout the Cape May County.
Carol and John Baldan present Brunch Box, an all-you-can-hear buffet of songs and stories that will jump start your Saturdays -- it's a caffeinated, supercharged 5K down Memory Lane! Every week your hosts play music that follows a theme, and along the way you'll hear hits you haven't heard for a while. Whether you like your music scrambled or sunny side up, give Brunch Box a try. Brunch Box airs on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
JAZZ AND MORE
Join Bernadette Dean Wednesday afternoon at 3 for her show "Jazz and More". She plays a lot of music from her own collection as well as from the WCFA library. Expect the unexpected. Sometimes you will hear Broadway hits, Big Bands, New Orleans Jazz, Doo Wop, and even Disco!. You can also expect some history and interesting tidbits about the artist. That's Wednesday afternoon at 3PM!
ARTISTS WITH A PURPOSE
"Artists With a Purpose" airs Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm.
"Mary's Mix" airs Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm.
"JD's Corner" with Jerry Davis airs Tuesday 12 am - 2 pm.
EDDIE CASTAGNETTA SHOW
Tune in every Tuesday from 9 AM to Noon to the Eddie Castagnetta Show. Radio veteran and avid record collector Eddie Castagnetta spins a happy blend of hot jazz, cool vocals, and solid swing. You'll hear musical royalty, everything from Duke Ellington to Queen Latifah. If they swing it, Eddie will spin it. Eddie causes a heat wave just by making your feet wave!
GREAT AMERICAN SONG BOOK
"Great American Song Book" airs Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm.
CAPE MAY TRADITIONAL JAZZ hour
Tune in Tuesday afternoons at 2 P.M. for the Cape May Traditional Jazz Hour hosted by Jerry Davis and underwritten by the Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, a non-profit dedicated to the development, education, promotion, and enjoyment of Dixieland, Blues, Ragtime, Swing, and New Orleans style Jazz.
THE Carl Epps SHOW
"The Carl Epps Show" airs Saturday 5 pm - 8 pm.
SIMPLY CLASSIC WITH DAVID PAGE
Every Sunday at 3 pm, David Page brings you a selection of timeless classics from all across the musical spectrum. From the Great American songbook to rock, jazz, country and more. And from different eras - from the 20’s through today. Where else can you find Willie Nelson, Louis Armstrong, and The Who proving the same musical point in the very same episode? All served up with obscure and surprising facts about the artists and their music, as well as lost interviews and unique moments.
THE OTHER SIDE
The Other Side” mirrors the goal and content of Mark Allen's Star and Wave newspaper column also called the “The Other Side.
The program focuses on the issues, news, topics and people of Cape May’s “other side” which is to say, the harbor side of Cape May.
Our topics include but are not limited to commercial and recreational fishing, water based recreational sports and activities such as whale watching, kayaking, etc; issues pertaining to the Coast Guard, harbor based restaurants and businesses, the MidAtlantic marlin tournament (the richest in the world), the Nature Center of Cape May and its many programs, and all related environmental issues.
Every program starts out with Beyond the Sea and I usually have a guest or two. The Other Side airs Friday 1 PM - 2 PM
The BUBBLEGUM FACTORY
Tune in on Mondays from 6 to 8 PM and Thursdays 9 to 11 PM for “The Bubblegum Factory” with your host John Baldan. Each week John plays new and obscure melodic and literate pop, rock, and folk music that can’t be found anywhere else on the radio.
"Sunday Classics" airs Sunday 11 am - 1 pm.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
"Friends and Family" airs Sunday 1 pm - 2 pm.
OFF THE WALL WITH RICK AND SANDY
"Off the Wall with Rick & Sandy” is where you can hear the best classic rock and more! Mix that together with: Birthdays, Fractured Trivia, Cape May Area News and Events, Cooking with Snags, Ricky's History Corner, guest interviews, and just plain FUN! Tune in to “Off the Wall with Rick & Sandy” every Monday morning from 10 AM till noon, Wednesday nights from 10 PM -midnight, and Friday afternoons from 3-5 PM. "Off the Wall with Rick & Sandy” - A great way to begin your week, spend a Wednesday late night, or a terrific way to end your work week!
Artists and musical trends move from one genre to another. TRANSITIONS follows these trends and features special shows devoted to long time musical greats. You never know if its Rock, Folk, Country, Pop or what? - but on TRANSITIONS, artists do it all. Join Host Drew Richardsen for TRANSITIONS. Sundays 2-3 pm, with an encore performance Friday 6-7 pm.
GOOD MORNING WEDNESDAY WITH DAVID MACKENZIE
Good stuff to wake up to every Wednesday morning, a mix of new and old, of styles - - even of countries, all lively enough to get you going. Rock, folk and Americana, blues, reggae - - even a little jazz sneaks in. It all works!Good Morning with David Mackenzie airs every Friday from 7 to 9 AM.
IT'S ALL GOOD
“It’s All Good” with your host Annie Walsh…tune in on Sundays, 5-7 pm, and Thursdays, 3-5 pm, for a “NO NEWS ZONE” on It’s All Good. Annie Walsh picks a theme of positivity each week to get us to all escape reality with her for a couple hours. Escape to the Cape, as she plays an eclectic and diverse blend of music and provides some inspiring and interesting information revolving around a theme for the day. She brings in occasional guests to add to the mix, too! It’s All Good is sure to bring a smile to your face and make your heart feel a little lighter.
DOCTOR FITZTASTIC MYSTERY HOUR THURSDAYS 7 TO 9PM
Old Time Radio HouR
"Old Time Radio Hour" with Tom Hogan airs Sundays 7-8 pm
ExcursionS On A Wobbly Rail
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, from midnight to 2 AM, Mad Daddy and Diabla bring the perfect mix of music for the late night or early morning. Long cuts, obscure tunes, and artists, old and new jazz, blues, rock, electronic, experimental and more.
DR MIDNIGHT'S METAL MADNESS
Are you ready to headbang? Then tune in to Metal Madness. We're bringing ya a monstrous selection of heavy shreds. So fasten your seatbelts at 11 PM, Saturday, and get ready for a wild, hard ride. . .
Heavy metal somewhat defies definition as there are so many bands in so many sub-genres that the term itself is something of a misnomer. Perhaps, it is better to ask ourselves: What is this thing called heavy metal? Well, let us start with: loud guitars like rock n roll; pounding bass and drums like dance music; a certain rhythm (different for each sub-genre); and attitude to burn.
So now that we have approached a definition without really defining the genre, perhaps, for the purposes of clarification, we should lay on ya what we plan to play.
We start with the late 60s, early 70s, harder, edgier music by the likes of Blue Cheer, The Doors and Hendrix, and then work our way up in time to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Rush, Pink Floyd and King Crimson.
For the late 70s and early 80s, the references are punk rock bands like The Clash, The Ramones, Sex Pistols and Moorhead along with AC/DC, and the new wave of British metal bands (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Deff Leppard, etc.). Not to mention the myriad bands throughout Europe coming along for the ride.
In the late 80s you should look to the Glam Metal movement (Motley Cure, Ratt, Poison, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses and Dokken) and the Thrash Metal Scene led by Metallica. The early 90s saw the Grunge Movement surface with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, to name just a few. Additionally, the alternative hard rock metal scene became more mainstream at this time with groups like Tool and Faith No More.
During the 90s the metal underground scene grew as the Power, Death and Black Metal players began to make their presence felt. However, here is where we part company, as the music made under these umbrellas, despite the fact of the undeniable instrumental prowess on the part of these practitioners, is just too extreme in content and unmelodic for us.