WCLK and our partners at the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic development are mourning the loss of our friend and courageous advocate for prostate cancer awareness Ralph C. T. Franklin. On Sunday, October 13, Franklin died from complications due to prostate cancer. He was 62.
The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is going LOCAL and bringing healthcare information to our Community. You can join Kiplyn Primus on the air live Saturday morning at 7am to discuss your questions about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.
Later Saturday we hope to see you at the WCLK Community Health Forum at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA at 1600 Pryor Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30315. The event takes place Saturday, October 19, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Monsignor Edward Branch stopped by WCLK recently to talk about Lyke House’s 14th Annual Dedication Weekend, October 17-20, 2013. Lyke House is the Catholic Center for the Atlanta University Center.
Constructed in October 1999 and named after the late Archbishop James P. Lyke, O.F.M., the Lyke House is a place of worship, a house of African heritage, a liturgical laboratory, and a school of theological literacy. The facility as it stands now (from 1992-1999 they operated out of a little blue house on James P. Brawley Dr.) reflects the African roots of Catholic Christianity.
The Buckhead-Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is made up of leading Atlanta-area African American women who are committed to making a difference in our city's horrific human trafficking problem. They do this by raising public awareness and by supporting organizations that are saving girls and women from the sex trade and allowing them space to heal and try to build normal lives.
WCLK is playing cuts from the first new Earth Wind & Fire record in 8 years, called Now, Then & Forever. You can hear Love is Law, Guiding Lights, Splashes, and My Promise in WCLK's rotation throughout the day, according to WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen.
Here's a short review of the current record from P. J.:
The Joseph E. Lowery Institute For Justice and Human Rights presents I've Known Rivers, a theatrical and musical celebration of the life of Joseph E. Lowery, celebrating his 92nd birthday. The event takes place Sunday, October 6 at 6pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the Morehouse University Campus.
The event will feature Emcee Steve Harvey, special musical guest Jamie Foxx, and the Joseph E. Lowery Agent of Change Award to be given to Atlanta based filmmaker Tyler Perry.
On Friday, October 4th, the grand opening of the highly anticipated unveiling of “A Great Day In Atlanta: 2003-2013 Before & Beyond” Photography Exhibition will be held at Art of Giving Gallery at 7pm.
Jazz 91.9 WCLK is supported primarily by our members and our underwriters. We come to you each Fall and ask you to renew your membership or become a new member. This year's Fall Membership Fund Drive runs from October 23-November 3. We hope to hear from you and appreciate your support.
WCLK is not only Atlanta's home for Jazz for almost 40 years, we are also your home for Jazz Programming from National Public Radio. Each week you hear from Dee Dee Bridgewater on JazzSet, Piano Jazz, with Jon Weber carrying on the legacy of Marian McPartland . In addition we bring you jazz programming from the African American Public Radio Consortium/AAPRC, including The Roots of Smooth with Bobby Jackson and Cafe Jazz with Gene Knight.
You'll never miss a minute of jazz here and around the world by listening to Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.