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Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, presenting Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Saturday evening February 3.  The group close out their U.S. Tour with this Atlanta performance. Ticket information is available here.

Bandleader Juan De Marcos is best known for his work with Buena Vista Social Club. The legendary Afro-Cuban All Stars is the world's best-known Cuban orchestra today.  Drawing on both classic Cuban styles like son and danzón, and contemporary dance rhythms like timba, the multi-generational Afro-Cuban All Stars showcase the best musicians that Cuba has to offer.

Join me Saturday, February 3,  8:00 a.m. at a new time on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK as I speak with Atlanta's own Tayari Jones, award winning writer of  Leaving Atlanta  and  Silver Sparrow.  We discuss her new novel An American Marriage and her upcoming program at the Alliance Theatre where she will speak with her mentor Pearl Cleage.

The Local Take Talks to Poet Sabreen Jolley

Feb 3, 2018

Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk to Sabreen Jolley.  Jolley is a Clark Atlanta University student who has self-published a book of poetry, Same Sky, Different Light.  

Same Sky, Different Light is a collection of poems that highlights the stories and emotions of multiple people through the art of spoken word.  Sabreen explains that she has been writing and performing poetry since she was nine years old, anywhere she could as she honed her craft.

Join us for The CheckUp with Dr. Courtney M. Shelton MD at a new time -- 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3.   February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness And Prevention Month, and Dr. Shelton will be joined by Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate Kimya Motley of Haven of Light International, who has turned abuse in her life into a positive by becoming a voice for those who are violently and sexually abused. Did you know 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the US admit to being hit or physically harmed last year by someone they are romantically involved with?

Sharon Ragin CPA, WCLK Business Member

Feb 1, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Accounting Firm of Sharon Ragin CPA, a proud WCLK Business Member. Sharon Ragin has provided a range of accounting and tax services to individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations for over 37 years. Sharon Ragin CPA is located at 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 107, in Stone Mountain. More information is available at 404-292-0036 and online at

February 1: Suite Jazz Series Presents Conya Doss

Jan 31, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by The Suite Food Lounge, home of the Suite Jazz Series, presenting this Thursday, February 1, one show one performance only -- Conya Doss.  Doss will be joined by the Suite Jazz Band.   Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.   More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.   Suite Food Lounge is located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.

The January edition of CAU Now-Lifting Every Voice on Jazz 91.9 WCLK features the Isabella T. Jenkins Honors and Scholars Program at Clark Atlanta University.  The Program is led by Dr. Teri Platt.  Dr. Platt joined CAU Now and discussed the journey that brought her to this elite program within Clark Atlanta University.  She discusses how the Honors and Scholars Program makes a difference each day.  She also talks about progress and developments in the program, as well as the international presence the program brings to the CAU Campus.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s Mark Angel and the Contemporary Jazz Showcase is headed to the beautiful Caribbean isle of St. Lucia for St. Lucia Jazz next Spring.  We invite our fans to come along for the experience! We’ve worked with Atlanta’s LT Travel Connections to create an amazing group travel package featuring round trip air, ground and all-adult, all-inclusive accommodations at The Hideaway at Royalton St. Lucia, featuring multiple restaurants including gourmet cuisines, incomparable entertainment, yoga on the beach and more. 

New Music: All In My Mind By Dr. Lonnie Smith

Jan 28, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master, Dr. Lonnie Smith releases his second record on Blue Note, the label he made his name on in the 1960s on a series of sides with Lou Donaldson and then on his own. All In My Mind is a live set, featuring covers and original compositions from the Hammond B-3 Master.

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features attorneys Merissa Grayson and Demetria Graves of the Elite Firm. It is the first-female led full service law and crisis management firm with a unique focus on African-American entertainers, professional athletes and high profile influencers. The ladies open up about the misuse of social media and weigh in on such hot topics as the #MeToo Movement and Equal Pay in Hollywood. 


Join WCLK's Mark Angel For St. Lucia Jazz May 6-13

Jazz Music And Caribbean Getaway Packages Available

Sharon Ragin CPA

WCLK Business Member Providing Tax & Accounting Services for 37 Years In The Community

Tell Them We Are Rising Premieres On PBS February 19

National Debut of HBCU Documentary On PBS Independent Lens Series

Support Public Media Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

New Music On WCLK

NEW MUSIC: Metaphors by Alphonso Johnson

Alphonso Johnson has brought the fretless bass-line for generations of important groups and artists, including recording and touring with: Weather Report, George Duke, Santana, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Bob Weir and Phil Collins. His new record out on Embamba is called Metaphors. Metaphors features the late great Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Airto Moreira and others. His sound is unmistakable.

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The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

February 28: The Local Take Hosts PNC Bank Black History Month Program

The Local Take will host PNC Bank Second Annual Black History Month Breakfast on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. This year the focus is on African American Athletes who succeeded on and off the field of play. Throughout February you can hear daily vignettes from PNC Bank on Jazz 91.9 WCLK saluting Atlanta's African American athletes. I talked about the salutes with PNC Regional President for Georgia, Eddie Meyers.

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Support WCLK, Provide Meals To Families In Need

WCLK Partners With The Atlanta Community Food Bank

Your Health Connection From CCRTD

Community Engagement From The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at CAU.