The Atlanta Business League is a proud supporter of WCLK. They present their 30th Annual Super Tuesday Conference on Tuesday, September 30 from 8a-4:30p at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. This event kicks off with the Annual 100 Women of Vision Breakfast, recognizing African American female entrepreneurs and professionals, along with the Women's Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring this year's honoree Patricia Russell-McCloud.
Click here for your Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazzette, September issue. If you haven't already, get your tickets to the Jazz 91.9 40th Anniversary Fall Benefit concert – 10.17.14 – featuring Brian Culbertson and Norman Brown; your Invitation to Atlanta’s Jazz with Mayor Kasim Reed Commemorative Portrait Unveiling; find out how you can take advantage of resources - Creating Opportunity Conference #FINAL 40th Anniversary Membership Campaign – 10.01.14 – live ev
Fulton Focus is a joint production of WCLK and Fulton County Communications, and covers important Fulton County Government programs and initiatives. The September edition of Fulton Focus aired in the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning, September 20. You can listen to the interviews here:
Ann Hampton Callaway's new release From Sassy To Divine-The Sarah Vaughn Project, recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, is one of WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen's favorite new releases. This homage to the late great Sarah Vaughn is a first rate set, featuring a small combo and an involved audience.
Listen for various takes on classic vocal tunes such A Night In Tunisia, Misty, Someone To Watch Over Me, and others.
Tavis Smiley is everywhere you look or listen or read these days. You can hear his public radio show Saturdays from 8a-10a on WCLK. He's in Atlanta briefly for a book signing and appearance, and stopped by his Atlanta flagship station to chat with Jamal Ahmad about his new book Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.
Prostate cancer kills African American men at disproportionately higher rates than the rest of the male population. Host JaQuitta Williams was joined Wednesday September 17 and talked about it on Your Health Connection. Our guests included Robert Carey, a prostate cancer survivor and board member of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, and Dr. Cimona Hinton, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and CCRTD Clark Atlanta University. They took listener calls and discussed the latest advances in treatment and diagnosis of this disease.
WCLK remembers Joe Sample, jazz composer, keyboardist and co-founder of crucial jazz-funk band The Crusaders. Another jazz great is gone too soon. This news comes hard to fans of The Crusaders, who also mourned the passing of Wayne Henderson in April. Listen to WCLK in days to come as we play his music and remember his influence.
To listen to pieces about the Crusaders and Joe Sample, click here.
Join Kiplyn Primus for a Local Take Segment Saturday morning in the 7am hour as she talks with Jesse J. Tyson, CEO and President of the National Black MBA Association, which is holding it's annual conference and exhibition in Atlanta September 16-20. What are the challenges and opportunities for those who have gone the extra mile to gain the graduate status of Masters of Business Administration?
We'll talk about it on The Local Take, part of the Public Affairs Block on WCLK, Saturday mornings at 7am before Tavis, exclusively on WCLK.
Atlanta's ONE Musicfest comes by once a year, featuring some of contemporary hip hop and R&B's leading lights. This year's headliners include Nas and Kendrick Lamar, along with many other acts on different stages, including a DJ stage, kicking off around noon on Saturday, September 13 at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood.
Jamal Ahmad took time away from The Soul of Jazz to talk with ONE Musicfest Founder Jay Carter, about the music and about one of Atlanta's unique days of entertainment.
Houston-born drummer extraordinaire Michael Carvin has played with a who's who of jazz greats, from Freddie Hubbard to Pharoah Sanders. His latest project features a razor-sharp quartet including Keith Loftis on tenor sax, pianist Yakoi Ikawa and Jansen Cinco. They play propulsive straight ahead versions of such jazz classics as Monk's In Walked Bud and Miles' So What. The Michael Carvin Experience is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's pick of the week, and you will hear it at various times late night and overnight on Atlanta's Jazz Station on Serenade To The City.