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

Kick off your weekend with some great music on The Set List! New music from Django Django, Lost Horizons, and Confidence Man. Catch looks back with Holly and the Italians and Swingin' Utters. Tune in for amazing #MiMusic from Double Winter, Chameleon Treat, Boy Rex, Michigander, Moses, The Social Bandits, and we'll skip over the St. Marys River to Kalle Mattson.

Music brought to you this week by the artists featured in NPR's Top 100 Singles!

We’ll close out the year with tons of #MiMusic from The Mainstays, Vox Vidorra, Tunde Olaniran, JR JR, Blind Merle, Heaters, The Go Rounds, and Cameron Blake. Other sound discovery from Gwilym Gold, Introverted Dancefloor, and Balthazar.

Songs for Christmas this week. New tracks from Colin & Caroline, Yawn Mower, & BEKON. Looking back with Queen, Ramones, and James Brown.

More music on the way from Life Size Maps, Monophonics, Stellar Young, & Ghastly Menace. Homegrown, Michigan music on the way from Stepdad, The Mayfields, The Accidentals, & Wayne Szalinski. Have a listen and enjoy!




Today is Giving Tuesday - a special day when good people do good things, so that more good things happen!

Sound discovery from Forest Swords, Rad Horror and Night Drive. Michigan music this week from LeLand Blue, Chris Bathgate, Lipstick Jodi, Mike Mains, Far Shores, and Timothy Monger. Have a listen!

Discover tracks by Bassh, DIANA, and Forth Wanderers. Looks back with Duran Duran, David Bowie, & Pink Floyd. Michigan music from Valley Girl, Timothy Monger, Oakhill, Mike Vial, & The Good Die Young. Lend me your ears!

Plenty of new artists to discover this week, like Destroyer, Shamir, & Julien Baker to name a few. Looks back on the way from James Brown, Blur, & Joy Division. And pound for pound, I have the most Michigan Music around! Listen for Copneconic, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Lost System, Tunde Olaniran, May Erlewine, JR JR, & cloudlight.

Discover the sounds of sir Was, Night Drive, & Louise Burns. Looks back with Pixies, Elliott Smith,

and R.E.M.  Plenty of homegrown Michigan music this week from George Morris & the Gypsy Chorus,

Brother Elsey (formerly Fifth and Main), The Kickstand Band, Vincie D & The Sensations, and we have

the Chris Bathgate/Tunde Olaniran collaboration.