Community Engagement
12:28 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Young African Leaders Initiative On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Kiplyn Primus was joined Saturday morning July 12 for The Local Take, as she welcomed participants in the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative.  The  Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.

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Jazz
1:48 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Smooth Summer Nights July 12 Featuring Brian Simpson, Euge Groove, Bobby Caldwell & Najee

Support for WCLK comes from our friends at Wade Ford, sponsors of the Wade Ford Summer Concert Series at the Mablehouse Barnes Ampitheater.   On Saturday night you can join in the groove at the Smooth Summer Nights show with Brian Simpson, Euge Groove, Bobby Caldwell and Najee.

If you don't have your tickets yet, click here.

Najee joined Morris Baxter this morning to catch up, and talk about Saturday night's performance.

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Jazz
12:52 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Sean Jones Im-pro-vise Never Before Seen

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is adding the latest release from bandleader, educator, trumpeter and composer Sean Jones.  The record is called Im-pro-vise Never Before Seen, out on Mack Avenue.

To find out more about Sean Jones, click here.

You can support WCLK by purchasing Im-pro-vise Never Before Seen by clicking on the link below:

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Community Engagement
10:20 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Hosea Feed The Hungry Back To School Jamboree Sunday @ Turner Field

Credit Jonathon Phillips http://capturelifethroughthelens.com/

Hosea Feed the Hungry extends their summer efforts of helping working families and those families who are less fortunate by hosting their annual Back to School Jamboree. The annual event will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Turner Field Red parking lot.

This event comes just in time for families as they begin to plan for the end of summer and beginning of a new year at school. The event is open to all families and the admission is absolutely free. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

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Jazz
11:08 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Rivablue Presents A Tribute To Billie Holiday

Credit William F. Gottlieb

Rivablue joins forces with Tyra Atkins, Steve Moore and Mimi Johnson to pay tribute to the immortal Billie Holiday in a special dramatic musical performance Wednesday July 9 at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs.  This tribute will include a dramatization of an evening in the life of Billie Holiday, and will feature a number of her classics, including Strange Fruit, Love For Sale, Don't Explain, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Them There Eyes, Good Morning, and God Bless The Child.

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Community Engagement
2:03 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

What Would You Do If You Saw Domestic Violence? Listen To The Call To True Beauty

What would you do if you suspected a friend was a victim of domestic violence?  What would you do if you saw someone being threatened or abused in a DV situation?  That's what we talked about on The Call To True Beauty on WCLK Wednesday, July 2.

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Community Engagement
2:57 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Thanks To Everyone Who Supported WCLK During Our Fiscal Year End Drive!

Thank you to all of you who made a pledge of support during our 2014 fiscal year-end membership campaign. Because of you, our campaign was a huge success.

We can now begin our new fiscal year on target to meet our goals in the coming year.

WCLK has some exciting events planned as we continue celebrating 40 years on the air, including our upcoming golf tournament and our Fall concert.  You will hear more about these in the coming weeks.

Your support makes all the difference for a public radio station like WCLK.

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Jazz
1:29 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Enjoy The View

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added Bobby Hutcherson's latest Blue Note release Enjoy The View.  You can hear various cuts on 91.9 FM and online here.

Here's what Blue Note has to say about Enjoy The View:

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Jazz
12:57 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Jose James Drops By WCLK, Helps Jamal Ahmad During Pledge Drive

Jose James and Jamal Ahmad @ WCLK
Credit Craig M Garrett

Jose James is considered by many to be the greatest contemporary jazz vocalist.  He plays live in ATL tonight at The Variety Playhouse.  Of course he stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad on the Soul of Jazz, and helped Jamal and Mark Angel during our Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign.  Because that's the kind of guy he is.

You can support jazz public radio WCLK by purchasing Jose James' new release While You Were Sleeping by purchasing it from Amazon using the link below:

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Community Engagement
6:30 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Fulton Focus Features National HIV Testing Day Event @ Mall West End June 27

Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness caps off National HIV Testing Week with an event Friday, June 27m from 11a-8p at the Mall West End that will offer free, rapid testing. 

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