|Kirk Whalum and Friends Will Kick Off WUMR Radiothon
For release: June 8, 2007
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WUMR will launch its eight-day Jazz in June Radiothon with "An Evening with Kirk Whalum and Friends." The Jazz in June Kickoff Jam is set for Sunday, June 17, from 6-11 p.m. at EP Delta Kitchen & Bar, 126 Beale Street. Doors open at 5 p.m.
In addition to the popular saxophonist, the lineup will include the Garry Goin Group, Voo Doo Village, the Sal Crocker Band and Jack Cooper. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Extended.
The Jazz in June Radiothon on WUMR (U-92) runs June 17-24. Donations will help fund operating expenses at the station.
WUMR is the only jazz station in the Mid-South. Known as “The Jazz Lover,” the 25,000-watt station serves listeners within a 60-mile radius of Memphis. Its playlist blends contemporary and traditional jazz with a touch of fusion, Latin, and New Age music. WUMR is staffed almost exclusively by students and volunteers.
As the radio voice of the University of Memphis, the station serves the area with educational, sports and community service programming. It also functions as a learning laboratory for students, providing them experience in announcing, news reporting and writing, talk-show hosting and sportscasting. In addition to on-air positions, students serve in management roles in various departments, such as music, production, traffic, news and sports.
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