"Spectrum West" is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. Hosted by Al Ross, it's heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls with a livestream at www.wrfw887.com . A repeat broadcast happens 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 .
Spectrum West, March 4, 2021
Accent Coach, Alcohol and Aging, Photography Exhibit, Bluegrass Album- Eau Claire acting coach Susie Draeger discusses her new class on Wisconsin accents, presented by the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, on “Spectrum West.” The show also features interviews about alcohol's effects on the aging brain, a photography exhibit and a new collaborative Bluegrass album.
Spectrum West, February 25, 2021
Book Festival Author, Pablo Streams, Two Fundrasers- Novelist Brandon Taylor previews his upcoming virtual appearance at the Chippewa Valley Book Festival with host Al Ross on “Spectrum West." The show also includes details about a new virtual show at the Pablo Center in Eau Claire and of two fundraisers, one by Michael Perry and one for the organization Fierce Freedom.
Spectrum West, February 18, 2021
Diversity Deans, Race Conversations, Ceramics Exhibit, Science Event, Novelist - University of Wisconsin-Stout's Associate Dean of Students for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Dominique Vargas and Rickie Ann Legleitner, assistant professor of English at UW-Stout, join host Al Ross on “Spectrum West." The show also features a conversation about race, a preview of an exhibit on ceramics, an event with scientists and a talk with a novelist.
Spectrum West, February 11, 2021
Graphic Design Show, Bluegrass Musician, Art Festival And Art Center Renovation- Eau Claire native Melanie Walby joins host Al Ross on “Spectrum West along with an interview with a western Wisconsin bluegrass musician, a call for artists for a summer art festival in Hudson and renovation plans on campus in Eau Claire.
Spectrum West, February 4, 2021
Author Appearance at Book Fest, Fundraising Folk Band, Virtual Garden Seminars and Book Review- Bestelling Autor Brit Bennett joins host Al Ross on “Spectrum West.” The show also features an interview with members of a western Wisconsin folk band, information about upcoming virtual garden seminars and a review of a new novel by a Milwaukee writer.
Spectrum West, January 21, 2021
Comedian, Family Stories Workshop, Theater Season, Virtual Book Festival Events– Menomonie-born Comedian Tim Harmston joins host Al Ross on “Spectrum West.” The show also features an interview of a Chippewa Falls author running a family stories workshop, an outline of an upcoming theater season in Chippewa Falls, and a preview of two upcoming virtual 2021 Chippewa Valley Book Festival events.