From Miles Davis’ trumpet to Buddy Guy’s guitar, the signature sounds of jazz and blues can now be heard by Chicago cable viewers on CAN TV42.
A new partnership between CAN TV and WDCB Public Radio (90.9fm) launched this month with a live performance by blues pianist Barrelhouse Chuck at PianoForte in downtown Chicago. CAN TV42 now features WDCB jazz and blues 24 hours a day as part of its interactive bulletin board service. Local viewers call this service for on-demand access to job openings, digital literacy classes, health screenings, volunteer opportunities, and cultural events from hundreds of local nonprofit organizations.
“This partnership combines the timeless qualities of jazz with timely information from nonprofits throughout the city,” said CAN TV Executive Director Barbara Popovic. “We are excited to expand the audience for public media on multiple platforms.”
Media blogger Robert Feder calls this a “wide-ranging partnership,” and WDCB Station Manager Dan Bindert says the station is “thrilled to be teaming up with CAN TV, which reaches such a wide cross-section of Chicago residents.”