10:19 am
Sat September 13, 2014

WCLK Remembers Joe Sample, 1939-2014

Credit Margot Schulman

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.

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Community Engagement
8:43 am
Fri September 12, 2014

National Black MBA Association Comes To ATL Sept 16-20

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.

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4:45 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

ONE Musicfest Back This Weekend, Founder Jay Carter Talks With Jamal Ahmad

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.

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The Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert takes place on Friday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre featuring Jazz Funk Musician and Instrumentalist, Brian Culbertson and GRAMMY® Award winning Guitarist, Norman Brown.  Culbertson and Brown will play Atlanta as a Fall fundraiser concert to support Jazz 91.9 WCLK, a nonprofit National Public Radio affiliate station.  

The Jazz 91.9 WCLK Fall Benefit Concert featuring Brian Culbertson will feature a melody of songs from his chart topping new album, Another Long Night Outalong with a score of favorites from Norman Brown and cuts from his long awaited new release,Sending My Love.

8:45 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Michael Carvin Experience Flash Forward

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.

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Community Engagement
2:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

WCLK Takes On Police Violence And Young Black Men-On The Local Take

Michael Brown

The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously  18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?

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Policy Prohibiting Sale to Political Candidates

Jazz 91.9 WCLK does not sell commercial time of any kind, including time to candidates for public office, and does not sell, rent, give or exchange a member or donor name to, with or from any candidate for public office, committees or organizations supporting a candidate, political parties, or organizations that solicit funds for use in political campaigns for any purpose.

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The support from our individual members and donors is critical to fulfilling JAZZ 91.9 WCLK’S mission of community service. JAZZ 91.9 WCLK conducts our fundraising in compliance with nationally established guidelines while ensuring that our member’s trust and faith in us is deserved.

JAZZ 91.9 WCLK maintains lists of names, addresses, giving history, programming interests and other pertinent data for those who have supported us financially or otherwise have indicated an interest in our organization's programming or activities.

JAZZ 91.9 WCLK does not sell or exchange its member or donor lists with any other organization.

Public Inspection Files are a requirement of the Federal Communications Commission. They are members of the public may have free access to these reports. These reports are available for inspection at the offices of Jazz 91.9 WCLK at 111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA  30314 Monday-Friday during regular work hours. Please contact Tammy Nobles at tnobles@cau.edu or 404-880-6418  for assistance with Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s public file, to schedule a visit to review the public file, and for information on reproducing and copying materials of the public file.

Community Engagement
1:02 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Dating and Domestic Violence On Campus — How to be Safe.

Credit Shed Jackson

September means back-to-school for college campuses across the nation.  Universities like Clark Atlanta University (CAU) are teaming with students, faculty and staff, all bustling to register for classes, meeting new and old friends as well as taking in an array of activities on and away from campus. 

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