Ray Cornelius

Thanks to everyone who joined to support Jazz 91.9 WCLK at our 42nd Anniversary Benefit Concert on June 24, 2016  at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.   Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle and Jonathan Butler brought the memorable music and, WCLK friends, family and partners enjoyed a great night at one of Atlanta's top live music venues.

WCLK's The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus hosts a Men's Community Health Forum Saturday, June 25 from 2pm-6pm at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30345. Join WCLK and our Honorary Host(and Clark Atlanta University Alumnus) Congressman Hank Johnson, along with 100 Black Men, and with representatives from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and the Center For Medicare/Medicaid Services. Health screenings will be provided by Oakhurst Medical, and there will be a blood drive by LifeSouth Community Blood Services.

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The numbers are stark. Over 28,000 Americans died of opioid pain reliever overdoses in 2014, with these numbers quadrupling since 2000. The tragic recent loss of Prince brought home this ongoing epidemic to many of us. President Obama announced federal initiatives to battle this crisis when he visited Atlanta recently. Just because a drug was prescribed by a doctor and purchased legally does not mean you cannot become addicted to it or die from an overdose. Saturday morning at 7:30a on WCLK we'll feature a discussion of this issue on Dr. Judi, The People's Advocate. Social Worker Dr.

NEW MUSIC: Do Your Dance by Kenny Garrett

Jun 20, 2016
Mack Avenue Records

Straight-Ahead Jazz fans know that Kenny Garrett is one of the great sax players of his generation. He's been named the Downbeat Reader Poll Alto Jazz Player of the Year NINE times.  On Do Your Dance, his fourth release for Mack Avenue Records, Garrett is joined by Drummers  Ronald Bruner and McLenty Hunter and Percussionist Rudy Bird, Keyboardist Vernell Brown, Jr., and Bassist Corcoran Holt.   Producer Arthur Brown is a one-time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and has been producing Garrett and playing sessions with him since 1990.

One way to show your support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK each day in traffic is to pick up a WCLK license plate frame or license plate.   Either is available for a donation at the $60 level or higher during our Summer Jazz-A-Thon.    Click here to make your secure donation or call pledge central now at (404) 880 - 8807.   Become a WCLK supporter and look good while doing it!

Join us for the June edition of Your Health Connection on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. as we look at the truth about prostate cancer.  JaQuitta Williams is your host, and is a cancer survivor herself.   She'll be joined by Dr. Shafiq Khan, Scientific Director of the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.   They will take your questions live on the air at (404) 880 - 9255.

Keep Cool In Your WCLK Baseball Cap - Donate Today

Jun 13, 2016

One way to show your support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK and look good at the same time is to pick up a WCLK baseball cap.  The baseball cap is available for a donation at the $91.90 level or higher during our Summer Jazz-A-Thon.    Click here to make your secure donation or call pledge central now at (404) 880 - 8807 and, become a WCLK supporter and look good while doing it! 

Jazz 91.9  WCLK is seeking volunteers from all listeners, current members and community organizations to come spend a few hours with your favorite WCLK on-air personalities during our Summer 2016 Jazz-A-Thon, June 10 - 19.   If you would like to volunteer to help keep public radio Jazz alive, please call Joi John at (404) 880 - 8280 or email her by clicking here.

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Russell Patterson from AID Atlanta. We discuss the recent reports that HIV and AIDS is in full blown epidemic in Atlanta.  

Ray Cornelius

Thank to the ‪#‎SteelCityJazzFestival‬.   I had a great time with my ‪#‎Jazz‬ 91.9 ‪#‎WCLK‬ family  and all our members who rode with us on the Steel City Express to Birmingham, AL on June 4.  Thanks to Ray Cornelius for the great photography.  Great performances by Janel Bush @athenarenee1 ‪#‎RickBraun‬ ‪#‎KirkWhalum‬ ‪#‎NormanBrown‬ ‪#‎Maysa‬ ‪#‎Maze‬ ‪#‎FrankieBeverly‬ ‪#Birmingham ‪#Alabama