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New jazz program to air on KRPS

September 06, 2012 12:00AM

A new jazz program is coming to KRPS - 89.9 FM. Tim Metcalf, program director for the public radio station on the Pittsburg State University campus, said “Café Jazz” will begin airing on the station on Sept. 14. The program will occupy the 8-9 p.m. slot on Fridays, replacing “Rhythm, Sweet and Hot.”

“Café Jazz” is produced at WVAS Public Radio at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala.

“We have many listeners who appreciate our jazz programming,” Metcalf said. “’Café Jazz’ is all about having a good time with music. We believe our listeners will really enjoy this new program.”

Show host and producer Richard (Gene) Knight, has produced jazz programming since 1969. Over the years, Knight has amassed a massive collection that includes both original vinyl recordings and contemporary jazz releases on CDs. The show’s focus is on the music, to which Knight adds sprinkles of history, humor, trivia, folklore and commentary.

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