listen online now!

Playlist from 08/09/2010 @ 3:00pm

view other shifts on 08/09/2010


Welcome in the weekend with a visit to the Groove Yard! An exploration of that whole World of Music. Expect the full range of old timey to full on funk to sweet ballads to global grooves. ~ Feed your ears, not your fears!

view programmer profile

all tracks listed in reverse chronological order

Herbie Hancock

Tempo De Amor
The Imagine Project 2010 via Herbie Hancock Records
rate it!

Kirsty MacColl

Us Amazonians
Tropical Brainstorm 2001 via V2
rate it!


Swim 2010 via Merge Records
rate it!
5:40 pm
Meijer Gardens - Brandi Carlile (click for more info)
WYCE joins Frederick Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series in welcoming Brandi Carlile and her band, Wednesday, August 25. Brandi Carlile is a gifted singer/songwriter whose rich voice and literate storytelling belie her youth. Her third album, Give Up The Ghost, unveils her talents in their truest form, offering her most candid recording to date. Tickets for the final Meijer Summer Concert of the season - Brandi Carlile - Wednesday, August 25th - available at M-E-I-J-E-R gardens dot org

David Honeyboy Edwards

Ride With Me Tonight
Mississippi Delta Bluesman 2001 via Smithsonian Folkways
rate it!

Madison Violet

Baby in the Black & White
No Fool For Trying 2009 via True North Records
rate it!
5:30 pm
Grand Rapids Community Foundation (click for more info)

Grand Rapids Community Foundation leads the community in making positive, sustainable change through grantmaking and leadership initiatives. Their mission is to build and manage our community's permanent endowment and lead the community to strengthen the lives of our people. GRCF works to foster academic achievement, build economic prosperity, achieve healthy ecosystems, encourage healthy people, support social enrichment, and create vibrant neighborhoods. More information may be found at GR Foundation dot org

Teeny Tucker

Ain't That The Blues
Keep the Blues Alive 2010 via TeBo Records
rate it!
5:20 pm
Outback Concerts - Tommy Emmanuel (click for more info)
Today's 1st Amendment Quote Sponsor is Outback Concerts, presenting Grammy-nominated fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Emmanuel at the Kalamazoo State Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 21st. During his 45-year career, Tommy Emmanuel has released four Gold and Platinum-selling albums, and shared the stage with notable guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Les Paul and Chet Atkins -- who called Emmanuel "one of the greatest players on the planet". Tickets and more information are available at or Tickets are on sale now at the State Theatre box office, Ticketmaster locations, and

Paul Cebar

Build It On Up
Such a Much 2001 via Groovesburg Joys
rate it!

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

Dancing Together
Here Lies Love 2010 via Nonesuch
rate it!

The Pinker Tones

Modular 2010 via Nacional Records
rate it!

Special EFX

The Nitty Gritty
Catwalk 1994 via Jvc / Xrcd
rate it!
5:00 pm
The Literacy Center of West Michigan (click for more info)

As many as 1 in 8 adults in west Michigan cannot read or write above a ninth grade level.  Low literacy often prevents these individuals from accessing the rich social and economic resources in our community.  

You can make a difference by becoming a tutor.  No special skills are needed - just an ability to read and write in English and a passion to help someone else do the same.   

For more information, call Literacy Center of West Michigan at 616 459-5151 or sign up for a volunteer orientation online at "Literacy Center W M dot org."

Jesse Winchester

Just Like New
Gentleman of Leisure 1999 via Sugarhill [Country]
rate it!

Red Horse

Red Horse 2010 via Red House Records
a note about this track

Red Horse = John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky & Eliza Gilkyson

rate it!

Paula Cole

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone
This Fire 1996 via Warner Bros / Wea
rate it!

The Derek Trucks Band

Key To The Highway
Roadsongs 2010 via Sony Legacy
rate it!
4:40 pm
Carol's Ferals (click for more info)

Carol's Ferals is here to help YOU help cats in YOUR neighborhood. Carol's Ferals loans live traps, teaches you how to use them and offers suggestions on how to trap the hardest to catch cats. The practice of T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Return) is the most humane way to deal with free-roaming cats both feral and stray. Carol's Ferals offers spay and neuter surgeries for trapped ferals at a significantly reduced rate, and funding is in place to help cats in certain areas. More information is available at or email

Erykah Badu

New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 2010 via Motown
rate it!

Rosalia De Souza

Bossa 31
Garota moderna 2003 via Pony Canyon
rate it!
4:30 pm
Play WYCE Events Calendar (click for more info)

play WYCE Events Calendar

Poi Dog Pondering

7 2008 via Platetectonic Music (BCD Music Group)
rate it!
4:20 pm
Catalyst Radio (click for more info)

88.1 FM WYCE and the Grand Rapids Community Media Center present Catalyst Radio, a 30-minute weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, focusing on local efforts. CMC's Catalyst Radio brings you interviews with organizations and people working on social change, community support, and media issues.Catalyst Radio airs Fridays at noon - exclusively on Grand Rapids' Community Radio Station, 88.1 FM WYCE.

Sonny Stitt and Eddie Russ

Body And Soul
The Best Of Sonny Stitt & Eddie Russ 2002 via Jazz Masters
rate it!

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Sunny Side Of The Mountain
Will The Circle Be Unbroken 1972 via Capitol
rate it!

Clothesline Revival

Orange Clown Train
They Came From Somewhere 2010 via Paleo Music
rate it!

Doug Cox & Salil Bhatt

Freedom Raga
Slide to Freedom 2 2009 via Northern Blues
rate it!
4:00 pm
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (click for more info)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

provides communication, human services and education to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing communities - with the goal of inclusiveness - in Western Michigan. Services include mental health coordination, job placement, interpreter referral and hearing assistance outreach. More information - Deaf H H S dot org

Grace Potter And The Nocturnals

Grace Potter And The Nocturnals 2010 via Hollywood Records
rate it!

Jamie Lidell

Compass 2010 via Warp Records
rate it!

Positive Flow

The City Streets
Can U Feel It 2004 via Shanachie
rate it!

The Red Sea Pedestrians

Happy to Move with You
Adrift 2010 via Independent


rate it!
3:40 pm
West Michigan Environmental Action Council (click for more info)
Since 1968, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council has served as West Michigan’s leading voice for environmental protection. WMEAC [WEE-me-ack] works to protect and enhance West Michigan’s natural and human environments by translating the concerns of people into positive action. More information is available at 616-451-3051 or info at

Sue Foley

Walk in the Sun
Walk in the Sun 1996 via Texas Music Group
rate it!

Alejandro Escovedo

Street Songs of Love 2010 via Fantasy
rate it!

Kevin Burke

Hornpipe (2nd Movement)- Kitty O'Neill
Suite 2010 via Loftus Music
rate it!

The Rankin Family

The River
Endless Seasons 1996 via EMI
rate it!

Hot Club Sandwich

Roughin' It Smoothly
And If Only 2010 via Hot Club Sandwich
rate it!
3:20 pm
Local Resonance (click for more info)

Enjoy WYCE's Local Resonance - Friday mornings at 11 am. Local Resonance explores the music of West Michigan through interviews with area artists, live performances, listings of upcoming musical events, and lots of great local music. Join host Kevin Murphy for Local Resonance Fridays at 11 am - exclusively on 88.1 FM WYCE.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Traveling Shoes
We Walk This Road 2010 via Warner Bros.
rate it!

Maneli Jamal

Mov. I - Norym
The Ziur Movement 2010 via Independent
rate it!


Tenhert [the Doe]
Imidiwan: Companions 2009 via World Village
rate it!

Sam Phillips

I Need Love
Martinis and Bikinis 1994 via Virgin Records
rate it!
3:00 pm
Adoptive Family Support Network (click for more info)

Adoptive Family Support Network nourishes the lifelong well-being of West Michigan's adoptive families by promoting access to post-adoption resources and raising awareness about families formed by adoption. Learn more at