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

Is it Friday, yet? Sound discovery on the way from FOXTRAX, Rainbow Kitten Surprise. and Vera Blue. David Byrne, Ladytron, and Tracey Thorn are back with new tunes. Don't miss #MiMusic from Empty Houses, Legume, Valley Girl, J illy - Illy Maine, A Daydream Away, Good Pictures of Bad People, and our friend across the bridge MD Dunn.

Counting down to the weekend? It starts here at 7 with sound discovery from Vundabar, Young Statues & The Lovely Eggs. We'll hear a live session from R.E.M. And the #MiMusic fills the air from Olivia Millerschin, JD & the Salingers, Michigander, Anna Burch, Secret Forte, Sky&Signal, and CMU alums/former Michiganders The Forty Nineteens!

Coming in under the wire tonight. Discover the sounds of Cecil Frena, Kat Meoz, and White Cliffs. Listen for a wealth of #MiMusic from Charmer, Scary Women, Oakhill, Anna Burch, frontier ruckus, American Opera, Cassidy Bisher Music, and former Michigander, and now Oscar nominee Sufjan Stevens.

We will remember Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. Discover the sounds of Superorganism, Anna Burch, & Starcrawler. The Breeders, Belle and Sebastian, & tune-yards are back with new tracks. And let the #MiMusic wash over you from Alexander Lynch, Tunde Olaniran, The Social Bandits, Bevlove, The Autumnatic, Absofacto, & Valley Girl. Help your radio realize its full potential.

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