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Music Monday

Join Dee in this series of lively discussions about the most recent news and trends in music, and enjoy tracks from the most recent and popular artists on the local and national music scene.

Music Monday Broadcasts

Music Monday

Music Monday February 23, 2015

Music Monday returns as Dan Polletta & a trio of music mavens share new songs from Father John Misty, the late Pops Staples and a tribute to Elvis Costello. Joining Dan for our February edition are Michael Dalby from The Cleveland Public Library, Annie Zaleski from The Music Box Supper Club and Michael James from LOOP and WRUW.

Music Monday: MLK

Music Monday: MLK January 19, 2015

Dee Perry is joined by a trio of music lovers to share songs inspired by The Civil Rights Movement for this month's Music Monday! Joining Dee are Lauren Onkey, Vice President of Education and Public Programs for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum along with ideastream's Dan Polletta and David C. Barnett.

Music Monday Holiday Show

Music Monday Holiday Show December 22, 2014

Dee Perry shares a special holiday edition of Music Monday as she welcomes a trio of music lovers to share songs for the season. Joining Dee are ideastream jazz man Dan Polletta, WCLV classical music host Bill O'Connell and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Meredith Rutledge-Borger.

Music Monday

Music Monday November 24, 2014

Dee Perry returns with the November edition of Music Monday featuring NPR Music's Ann Powers, area musician Ryan Humbert and Michael James from LOOP in Tremont. Tune in for new music from Elvis Costello, Steve Earle and Cleveland's Ohio Sky.

Music Monday

Music Monday October 27, 2014

Dee Perry hosts a special edition of Music Monday as she mixes up the genres with some of her ideastream colleagues. Dan Polletta shares some of the latest jazz recordings he's been listening to recently. WCLV's Bill O'Connell spotlights the latest classical recordings getting airplay on 104.9 FM. Also ideastream technical director Lawrence Daniel Caswell previews his Halloween Bumpin' at The Happy Dog with some of his favorite soul selections.

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Beyond the Dish


Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Air Dates


Thursday 7:30 PM
Friday 11:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM

The Ohio Channel
Monday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 PM
Tuesday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 AM / 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

Applause America

Saturday 6:30 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

The Sound of Applause

90.3 WCPN
Monday-Thursday 2:00 PM / 10:00 PM

Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer