Rick Westover

Program Director and Host

Rick Westover began his career at WCMU in 1999, when he was hired as a student host of 'Nightside Jazz and Blues.' He also began reading local news and weather during the noon hour, which led to a full time position as local host of 'All Things Considered' in 2004. Rick won a pair of "Best in Category" awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters before moving to music in late-2006.

From late-2006 until 2015, Rick was the host of 'Music in the Morning,' a daily classical music program. He also launched 'The Set List' in 2008, which offers an eclectic mix of music, with a special emphasis on Michigan musicians.

In 2015, Rick was named WCMU's program director. He is now responsible for the general sound of the station, in addition to occasional on-air hosting duties. 

Ways to Connect

Sound discovery from ShadowpartyHannah Gill, & City Mouth. Looks back from Green Day & Depeche Mode. A nod to Pride and those lost in Orlando two years ago. #MiMusic on the way from BaggageMaddie Jackson MusicBrother ElseyThe Legal ImmigrantsIf Only, If OnlyJack M. Senff & Elroy Meltzer!

Sound discovery on the way from Zion Rodman, Hovvdy, and Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. Looks back with Bee Gees and ABBA. #MiMusic on the way from The Go Rounds, Lipstick Jodi, Anna Burch, Adventures With Vultures, Alexander Lynch, The Accidentals, and Cassidy Bisher.

The weekend has arrived! Discover the sounds of Hatchie, Rex Orange County, & Neighbor Lady. We heard Talking Heads (official) live, after they received the cover treatment from Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads. Our #MiMusic featured artists playing the Riverscene Indie Music Festival June 1-3. Listen for Steppes, LeLand Blue, Chris Richards and the Subtractions, Tiger and Frame, Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish, Valley Girl, and Major Murphy.

New discoveries on the way from Penguin Prison, Raf Rundell, & Lauren Ruth Ward. We'll remember Scott Hutchison from Frightened Rabbit. Plenty of MiMusic on the way from Brother Son, Lady Ace Boogie, Anna p.s., The Hacky Turtles, The Dropout; feat. nydge, SilenceIsTheNoise, Kellerville, Anna Burch, and BenDavila.