Spectrum West With Al Ross

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"Spectrum West" is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. It's heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. The show can also be heard live online at www.wrfw887.com .

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http://www.wpr.org/programs/spectrum-west-al-ross
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"Spectrum West" is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. It's heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. The show can also be heard live online at www.wrfw887.com .
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-18 01:46
last episode published
2019-05-16 10:00
publication frequency
6.58 days
Contributors
Wisconsin Public Radio author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
151
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.05.2019

Spectrum West, May 16, 2019

Music, Comedy, Theater and Radio Show- Singer-songwriters Charlie Parr and Phil Cook talk with host Al Ross about their tour, which brings them to Eau Claire, on Spectrum West . The show also features a comedy performance in Eau Claire, a Rice Lake com...
9.05.2019

Spectrum West, May 9, 2019

Wisconsin author Jerry Apps talks with special correspondent Jim Oliver about his new book on Spectrum West . The show also featured a Minneapolis-based Native American drum group, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and a big band performance in Hu...
2.05.2019

Spectrum West, May 2, 2019

Pianist, Play, Art Tour, Fundraiser- John Jensen, a St. Paul-based pianist, talked about his upcoming appearance in the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra concert with host Al Ross on Spectrum West . Also featured on the show was an Eau Claire play about geo...
25.04.2019

Spectrum West, April 25, 2019

Jazz, Choir, Theatre and Art Tour- Geoff Peterson, Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra co-founder and percussionist, talked with host Al Ross about the group’s upcoming concert: “Trombone-orama,” on Spectrum West . Also featured on the show were an Eau Clai...
18.04.2019

Spectrum West, April 18, 2019

Jazz Singers, Streisand Tribute, Theater and Bike Share Program- Jazz vocalists Darmon Meader and Lauran Kinkhan of the New York Voices stopped by to talk about their headlining show at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival with host Al Ross on Spectrum West. T...
11.04.2019

Spectrum West, April 11, 2019

Saxophonist, Japanese Guitarist, Ballet Troupe and Children's Theatre- Boston saxophonist Grace Kelly talked with host Al Ross about her upcoming headlining show for the Eau Claire Jazz Festival on Spectrum West . The program also featured a Japanese g...
4.04.2019

Spectrum West, April 4, 2019

Sax Performance, Paino Album, Theater Production and Poet- Twin Cities saxophonist Kenni Holmen talked with host Al Ross about his upcoming performance in Menomonie on Spectrum West . A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire piano professor, the director o...
28.03.2019

Spectrum West, March 28, 2019

Take 3 on Spectrum West- Two members of Take 3, a trio of West Coast musicians coming to perform at The Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, talks about the group with host Al Ross on Spectrum West on Thursday, March 28 on Wisconsin Public Radi...
21.03.2019

Spectrum West, March 21, 2019

Cellist, Symphony, Musical and Civil War book- New York cellist Dale Henderson talked about his project “Bach in The Subways” with host Al Ross on Spectrum West . Two Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra concerts, a musical celebrating Chippewa Falls’ 150 th b...
7.03.2019

Spectrum West, March 7, 2019

Danish fiddler, Concert, Genetic Testing- Danish fiddler Kristian Bugge joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West . A celebration of a notable Norwegian immigrant to Eau Claire, a preview of a UW-River Falls production and a conversation with UW-Eau Claire ...
28.02.2019

Spectrum West, February 28, 2019

Lead singer David Howley of the Celtic bluegrass band We Banjo 3 joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West . An Eau Claire author, a western Wisconsin native singer-songwriter and the director of UW-Eau Claire Theatre’s upcoming show were also featured on t...
21.02.2019

Spectrum West, February 21, 2019

Visual Artist, High School Play and Author- Eau Claire visual artist Eric Lee joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West. An Eau Claire Memorial High School production about human trafficking, an upcoming Spring Valley Stagehands play and a University of Wis...
14.02.2019

Spectrum West, February 14, 2019

Comedian, Theater season, Jazz Concert- Comedian Paula Poundstone, who is appearing next week at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West. Cleghorn author Nickolas Butler was featured on the show, which a...
7.02.2019

Spectrum West, February 7, 2019

The Voice Star, Author, Symphony and Book- Barron native Chris Kroeze stopped by the studio to talk about life after The Voice with host Al Ross on Spectrum West . A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire political scientist and author, a symphony performa...
31.01.2019

Spectrum West, January 31, 2019

Guitarist, Art Crawl, Symphony and Comedy- Blues guitarist Todd Albright talked about his upcoming concert in Alma with host Al Ross on Spectrum West . An Eau Claire art crawl, a visit from the Chippewa Valley Symphony’s director and a preview of a new...
24.01.2019

Spectrum West, January 24, 2019

Bug Flour Baking, Percussion Show, Comedy, and Kid's Book- Krystal De Gree, a University of Wisconsin-Stout student of food science and technology, talked about baking with bugs on Spectrum West . An Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra concert, a percussion a...
17.01.2019

Spectrum West, January 17, 2019

Rock and blues performers, Radio Drama and Theater Performance- Rock icon Randy Bachman talked about his upcoming performance in Eau Claire with host Al Ross on Spectrum West . A gospel and blues performance in Eau Claire, a Chippewa Valley radio drama...
10.01.2019

Spectrum West, January 10, 2019

Magician, Youth Curling, Theater and Art- Magician Noah Sonie talked about his upcoming performance in Chippewa Falls with host Al Ross on Spectrum West . Eau Claire youth curling, a theater production in Hudson and happenings at an Amery art gallery w...
3.01.2019

Spectrum West, January 3, 2019

Author, Arts Center, Interfaith Prayer Service and Play- Wisconsin author Jerry Apps reflects on winters past on Spectrum West . The program also featured a check-in at the midway point of the inaugural season of Eau Claire’s Pablo Center at the Conflu...
20.12.2018

Spectrum West, December 20, 2018

Host Al Ross welcomed northern Wisconsin singer and songwriter Bill Miller to Spectrum West. The program also featured a comedian previewing a fundraiser for the Dunn County Human Association and new young adult novel by an Eau Claire author.
13.12.2018

Spectrum West, December 13, 2018

The Voice Contestant, Film Festival, Comedy Group and Film Festival- Current contestant and singer Chris Kroeze from Barron will talk about his experience on “The Voice” on Spectrum West . The program also featured information about upcoming events suc...
6.12.2018

Spectrum West, December 6, 2018

The Master Singers, Art Exhibit, Poetry Reading and Dance Class- The Master Singers and their annual Christmas concert was discussed on Spectrum West . The program also featured information about upcoming events such as a UW-Eau Claire Theatre producti...
29.11.2018

Spectrum West, November 29, 2018

Radio Station Anniversary and Holiday Performances- The 50 th anniversary of UW-River Falls radio station WRFW will be discussed on Spectrum West . The program also featured information about upcoming holiday performances in Shell Lake and at the Pablo...
16.11.2018

Spectrum West, November 15, 2018

Bluegrass, Symphony, Local Authors and Rock Concert- A member of the bluegrass quintet Monroe Crossing looks ahead to a performance in Hudson with host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also previewed upcoming shows from the Chippewa Valley Symphon...
8.11.2018

Spectrum West, November 8, 2018

Fiddlers, Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Author- Kevin Henderson, a member of the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc performing Saturday in Polk County joins host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also previews a singer from the Stand in the Light Memory Choir of...
1.11.2018

Spectrum West, November 1, 2018

Opera singer, Storytelling, Documentary and Gala- Kate Lindsey, a mezzo-soprano who will be singing at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, joins host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also previews an upcoming Eau Claire show featuring Wisconsin st...
25.10.2018

Spectrum West, October 25, 2018

Symphony, Art Association, Library Expansion- Kevin Peters, the director of the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra of Rice Lake, joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also featured Chippewa Falls native Joe Niese, working artists and members of t...
18.10.2018

Spectrum West, October 18, 2018

Wayne Bergeron, Caroline Fraser and Film Festival- Wayne Bergeron, an American jazz trumpeter performing with the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra in Eau Claire joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also featured a Pulitzer Prize winning auth...
5.10.2018

Spectrum West, October 5, 2018

Symphony, Poetry, Theater Production and Art Tours- Nobuyoshi Yasuda, conductor of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, joins host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program will also feature a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire poet, an Eau Claire theat...
28.09.2018

Spectrum West, September 28, 2018

A cappella, play, comedy and art fair- Members of Backtrack, an a capella group from New York City, talk about their upcoming performance in Chippewa Falls on Spectrum West. The program will preview the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild’s season opener, a ...
20.09.2018

Spectrum West, September 20, 2018

Arts Center Opening- The opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence in downtown Eau Claire will be the focus of a special edition of Spectrum West.
13.09.2018

Spectrum West, September 13, 2018

Acoustic Quartet, Writing Event, Author and Brewery- A violinist from the acoustic quartet Spiro talked about its upcoming concert in Shell Lake on Spectrum West. The program also included a preview of a storytelling event in Eau Claire, a conversation...
30.08.2018

Spectrum West, August 30, 2018

Stained Glass, Jazz Orchestra, Oktoberfest and Art Trail- Host Al Ross visited Menomonie stained glass artist Michael Pilla on Spectrum West. The program also included conversations about the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest a...
23.08.2018

Spectrum West, August 23, 2018

Tai Chi, Art Gallery, Play and Project- A Hudson Tai Chi instructor joins host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also included conversations about an art gallery in Frederic, a play in Rice Lake, and a conservation project near Otter Lake in Chipp...
16.08.2018

Spectrum West, August 16, 2018

Theater History, New Book and Bluegrass Festival- A panel discussion looking back at the history of Eau Claire’s State Theatre was featured on Spectrum West . The show also highlighted a new book by a Chippewa Falls author and previewed an annual blueg...
9.08.2018

Spectrum West, August 9, 2018

Folk musician, Music show, Mystery Novelist, Library Exhibit- A musician who first performed in Eau Claire joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also included conversations about an upcoming music show in Chippewa Falls, the release of a n...
26.07.2018

Spectrum West, July 23, 2018

A capella group, State Fair, Play and Encampment- A member of the world-renowned Ladysmith Black Mambazo , previewed the groups appearance in concert in Ladysmith, Wisconsin with Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also included previews of the Wisc...
26.07.2018

Spectrum West, July 26, 2018

A capella group, State Fair, Play and Encampment- A member of the world-renowned Ladysmith Black Mambazo , previewed the groups appearance in concert in Ladysmith, Wisconsin with Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also included previews of the Wisc...
19.07.2018

Spectrum West, July 19, 2018

12.07.2018

Spectrum West, July 12, 2018

Music Archive, Art Fair, Art Barn and After Dark- The coordinator of an online archive exploring Eau Claire’s musical history will join host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program will also include conversations about the upcoming Stockholm Art Fair, t...
5.07.2018

Spectrum West, July 5 2018

Musician, Unicyclist, and Author- Chequamegon Bay area musician Yazmin Bowers joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also included conversations with a competitive unicyclist from Hudson, a Bayport, Minn. author with a new novel based in Ea...
28.06.2018

Spectrum West, June 28, 2018

Singer, Author, Musical and Arts Center Directors- Osseo singer/songwriter Brian Bethke joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also included a conversation with Eau Claire author B.J. Hollars, a preview of an upcoming musical in Rice Lake a...
21.06.2018

Spectrum West, June 21, 2018

Arts Board, Book, Outdoor Museum, Arts Center - The executive directors of the Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin join host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program will also include conversations with the author of a new book about Ojibway teens, t...
31.05.2018

Spectrum West, May 31, 2018

Fundraiser, STEAM camp, play and concerts- Pam Rasmussen, president of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, joins host Al Ross to talk about ECRAC’s annual fundraiser “Jubilee” on Spectrum West. Ross, correspondent Jim Oliver and guests will also talk ...
24.05.2018

Spectrum West, May 24, 2018

Jazz pianist, Rice Lake Concerts, Shakespeare festival, Tuesday blues- Geoffrey Keezer, jazz pianist and Eau Claire native will be on Spectrum West. Host Al Ross, correspondent Jim Oliver and guests will also talk about an upcoming concert series in Ri...
17.05.2018

Spectrum West, May 17, 2018

Big River, Art Show, Red Barn and Bluegrass- The host of an upcoming show at the Big River Theater in Alma was on Spectrum West. Host Al Ross and guests also featured an upcoming play in Chippewa Falls, talked about a call for artists to participate in...
10.05.2018

Spectrum West, May 10, 2018

Greg Gilbertson was a guest on Spectrum West . The program also highlighted the largest food drive in western Wisconsin, a one-woman show in St. Croix Falls and previewed a concert in Eau Claire.
3.05.2018

Spectrum West, May 3, 2018

Kingston Trio, playwright, memoirist and band director- Josh Reynolds of The Kingston Trio was a guest on Spectrum West . The program also highlighted a production in Eau Claire by a women’s theater group, explored a western Wisconsin author’s memoir a...
26.04.2018

Spectrum West, April 26, 2018

Idol semifinalist, fundraiser, children's book and art tour- A former semifinalist of “American Idol” and Ellsworth native was a guest on Spectrum West. The program also highlighted an upcoming luncheon in Altoona to support working mothers, explored a...
19.04.2018

Spectrum West, April 19, 2018

Art Gala, Ice Cream Social, Theater and Singing- The president of the River Falls Community Arts Base was on Spectrum West, along with highlighting an upcoming ice cream social to support the arts in the Eleva-Strum public school district, exploring a ...