Contact: Stan Cleiland, Vice President, Community Relations and Strategic Communications
For Immediate Release
89.9 FM WJCT Public Radio Adds New Music Program To After Hours Lineup
– Jazz Night in America Debuts Saturday, March 7 at 8pm –
(Jacksonville, FL, March 1, 2015); WJCT is adding a new weekly radio program, Jazz Night In America, to its 89.9FM radio schedule beginning March 7 at 8pm. Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents content on multiple platforms and from across the nation to share this uniquely American art form and reinvigorate public media jazz programming for audiences today.
The program features storytelling with concert performances, connecting jazz enthusiasts and potential new fans with artists and venues — and each other — through weekly, one-hour broadcasts and an array of 26 live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today’s great artists and venues.
It brings jazz fans together online via chat rooms during concerts and through social media, encouraging a deeper conversation with musicians, representatives of arts organizations and the major institutions of the jazz world, and arts educators in their community.
Jazz Night in America will also be regularly featured on NPR news magazines, including artist profiles, features, and interviews.