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What’s ahead for you as a jazz radio programmer or listener? In this, the first program in our second series of JJA “Talking Jazz” webinars, we focus on the medium that’s supported the music almost since its inception. But jazz radio, like the rest of the radio industry, is undergoing profound change. The advent of new digital and online media have presented both challenges and opportunities for jazz radio programmers. Our panel of seasoned jazz d.j.s will share their experiences in serving existing audiences while trying to develop new jazz listeners. You are invited to watch the live panel discussion on Google Hangouts and post your own questions and comments for the panel.
The 2014-15 JJA online Talking Jazz panels are presented byThe Jazz Cruiseas part of its Anita E. Berry Jazz Education Fund
Jim Wilke has hosted and produced live and recorded jazz radio shows since 1957, including Jazz After Hours on PRI, which he recently retired from after 30 years. A JJA Jazz Hero and winner of the Willis Conover-Marian McParkland Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, he’s mixed and produced hundreds of s on-location programs featuring Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, among many others. He continues to produce a weekly Jazz Northwest show focusing on the regional jazz scene; his new website is www.hatchcover.co
Jeff Hanley, new program host of Jazz After Hours, is a film-maker, broadcaster and digital media creative director in Silicon Valley. His broadcast career comprises stints at KLOS/Los Angeles, KOME/San Jose, KZAM/Seattle, KTYD/Santa Barbara, and KJZZ/Seattle (he was the station’s creator and first Program Director). In 2002 he launched KZAM.net, a streaming music channel that recalls the style of progressive FM, and features KZAM Sunday Brunch.
Linda Yohn has been music director of WEMU (Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti) since 1987 and hosts the station’s morning jazz show. Repeatedly nominated for the JJA’s Conover-McPartland Award, she has received the Duke Dubois Jazz Humanitarian Award from JazzWeek, and works with Jazzistry, the Michigan Jazz Festival, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit Blues Society and American Cancer Society, among other organizations.
Dr. Brad Stone produces and hosts “The Creative Source” for soulandjazz.com. With more than 35 years experience at university and community stations KSJS, KKUP, KUCI, WQAX, he’s an eight-time honoree as “Jazz Programmer of the Year” by Gavin and JazzWeek, and recipient of the Duke DuBois Humanitarian Award for lifetime service to jazz and jazz radio.
Moderated by JJA PresidentHoward Mandel.
You’ll be able to post your comments and questions below when the Hangout starts. Thanks for joining us!
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