WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen has dropped in a couple of Christmas songs into overnight rotation from New Orleans' own Kermit Ruffins, whose Have A Crazy Cool Christmas covers everyone from Sammy Cahn to Donny Hathaway. If you're digging the gumbo Christmas vibe of this record, you can purchase it from Amazon and support WCLK by clicking below:
WCLK and all of our listeners and members fondly recall the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Smiley and West devoted their December 7 program to memories of Mandela, including conversations with Ron Dellums, Maxine Waters, and Afre Woodard.
You can listen to that program on demand by clicking here.
Atlanta's historic Southview Cemetery is hosting a wreath-laying event honoring veterans on Saturday, December 14 at noon. Southview Cemetery Association President Wini Watts-Hemphill and Southview Manager Chermaine Axam-Wilkins stopped by WCLK to talk about this event and also talk about Southview, one of Atlanta's enduring African American institutions.
WCLK is there for you every night, every day. In the overnight hours PD Aaron Cohen likes to mix things up and that includes Christmas Music. You'll be hearing some from New York Voices/Let It Snow throughout the holiday season.
From Jamal Ahmad, who hosted this edition of WCLK's ongoing Jazz Education series. "...Had a wonderful time hosting the Jazz Roots educational series this morning at North Atlanta High School w/ legendary South African singer/guitarist, Jonathan Butler! It was so inspiring to see him jam with a quartet that was comprised of students! They jammed Charlie Parker's "Now is the time" and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and even played a traditional South African tune with him! Don't count the kids out good people! There is still hope!"
If you think shopping local is the way to go this holiday season you might want to check out Christmas In Atlanta Holiday Marketplace December 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Vendors are made up of small and home based businesses offering the best handcrafted and artisanal gifts of all kinds. Christmas In Atlanta is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs.
EHE Executive Director Koren Conrad checked in with WCLK's Rob Maynard as part of WCLK Community Focus Saturday morning November 30.
It's that time again and Atlanta's Jazz Station is playing Christmas jazz for you. Between now and New Year's Day you will hear a selection of contemporary and classic jazz artists designed to get your daily commute or holiday party into a feeling of yule cool.
Vocalist John Stoddart has a new Christmas record called Only On Christmas Day, and WCLK will be featuring a version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas featuring none other than Lalah Hathaway.
Click here to preview the November Jazzette, Jazz 91.9 WCLKeNewsletter *gives thanks* holiday shopping ideas; Jonathan Butler – Jazz in the Classroom; meet us at MARTA Five Points Rail Station; Jazz trivia, live event listing, Jazz Profile and more…
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University and Your Health Connection! As we get together with family and friends over the holidays and enjoy our yams and hams and pumpkin pie, maybe a little spiked eggnog, it's important to remember that eating healthy today is one way to improve your chances of being cancer-free later.
Dave Koz and Jamal Ahmad caught up this week and discussed Koz's upcoming appearance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre December 2.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music's biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.