"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, June 2, 2022
Al Ross welcomes Pablo Center at the Confluence Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson to discuss the arts venue’s upcoming 5 th season.
Spectrum West, May 26, 2022
Al Ross hosts a special episode of “Spectrum West” honoring the life of Chippewa Valley native Judy Henske, a worldwide renowned folk, blues and jazz singer, who passed away on April 27. Ross also interviews musician Don McClean, whose classic hit American Pie was recorded on May 26, 1971, in New York City.
Spectrum West, May 19, 2022
Al Ross talks to Lucas Chase, executive director of The Mabel Tainter theater in Menomonie, about their second annual Mabel’s Community Celebration. The event takes place on May 21, with refreshments and performances, including Chris Kroeze and his band.
Spectrum West, May 12, 2022
Al Ross welcomes Eau Claire native Joe Peterangelo, senior researcher at The Wisconsin Policy Forum, to talk about the state of Wisconsin's arts and culture sectors now recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spectrum West, May 5, 2022
Al Ross welcomes Becca Coleman of the Eau Claire Economic Development Corporation, organizer of Take the Mic! Cover Song Competition, one of the events at River Prairie Fest on May 6 at River Prairie Park in Altoona.
Spectrum West, April 21, 2022
Al Ross welcomes University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alum and master percussionist David Whitman to talk about his new album “Oh, Hugo!” he recorded recently with Chippewa Valley musicians Geoffrey Keezer and Andrew Neesley.