Get Your Morris Motivation, Mornings 6a-10a

Apr 6, 2013

When you listen to Morris In The Morning your day starts on the upbeat.  Energetic jazz-funk and Morris' Motivations will send you out the door and into your daily commute with a little something extra with which to take on the day.  Fonda Smith is in with traffic reports to save you time and the important news of the day.

Morris In The Morning, Morning Jazz on WCLK, 6a-10a weekdays.  See ya there!

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is a member of the Career Foreign Service, has been posted to a number of countries including Liberia, where she served as the U.S. Ambassador from 2008 until 2012 when she was sworn in as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources. 

She leads a team of about 400 employees who carry out the full range of personnel functions for the State Department’s 60,000-strong workforce - from recruitment and hiring, through evaluations and promotions, to retirement.

George Duke stopped by Morning Jazz today to talk Jazz-Funk with Morris Baxter.  Duke talks about his music, his roots, and the amazing list of musicians he's worked with over the years, including Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Frank Zappa.

If you're headed to tonight's WCLK 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, here's a chance to give a listen to this morning's conversation in case you missed it.

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

Apr 2, 2013

Of course, every month is Jazz Appreciation Month at WCLK.  But April is officially dubbed so by the Smithsonian Institution.

Many of you will be receiving Jazz Appreciation Month posters as part of your pledge premiums during our recent drive.  You can find out more about the Smithsonian's offical celebration by visiting their site here.

Drummer E. C.  Coleman will be a featured performer at Atlanta's upcoming annual Jazz Festival.  He'll stop by on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards this afternoon. 

In between you can be sure to hear the greatest and the latest in mainstream jazz and latin rhythms that will put pep in your step on your Saturday.

Don't miss today's musical journey on Jazz Tones, 2p-6p Saturday afternoons on Jazz 91.9 FM, The Jazz Of The City.

Atlanta Jazz Festival information here.

Thanks to all of our new and renewing members who made our Spring 2013 Membership Campaign a huge success.  If your membership includes tickets to our 39th Anniversary Concert Wednesday featuring George Duke and Gerald Albright, you have two options with regards to getting your tickets.

WCLK is the Jazz AND public affairs of the city.  We have been since 1974.  Our current partnership with the Center for Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is designed to increase awareness of prostate cancer, which kills a disproportionate number of African American men.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with the International Television Services will host the second in a series of beta field testings of OVEE, a new social screening platform for watching television  starting April 1.  OVEE is a digital engagement platform which allows Jazz 91.9 to better serve communities by administering live, online screenings of most public broadcasting programs while interacting with participants in real time.

WCLK will be celebrating MARTA's Destination Campaign with a special edition of The S.O.U.L of Jazz, live from the College Park MARTA Station.  Stop by to win giveaways, play prize games, and meet Jazz 91.9 personalities, including Jamal Ahmad.  It all happens starting at 2:00pm Thursday, March 28.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK @ MARTA College Park Rail Station for Destination Campaign 2013.  We look forward to seeing you there!

More about MARTA?  Click here.

Support The Jazz Of The City during our Spring Membership Campaign and you will be automatically entered  for a chance to win our grand prize of a VIP package for two to the upcoming Seabreeze Jazz Festival.  This package includes two tickets to the entire four day event, VIP parking pass and four night accomodations at the Seychelles Beach Resort.


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