For release: November 20, 2008
For press information, contact Simone Notter Wilson, 901-678-4164
WUMR will host its eight-day “Jazz for the Holidays” Radiothon XI Nov 30-Dec. 7. Volunteer
jazz lovers will take pledges by phone, while holiday music by jazz greats and new
artists entertains listeners from car to kitchen. Donations will help the station
play jazz not only for the holidays, but all year. (To make a pledge, call 901-678-4000
This year’s Radiothon offers many premiums, including the Music Medley, a compilation of CDs selected by Malvin Massey, WUMR’s music director. Every donor
will receive the 2009 WUMR calendar, which includes photos of the University of Memphis’
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra, renowned jazz saxophonist Bill Easley, and many more
jazz and on-air talents.
WUMR staff and listeners will close out the Radiothon with a holiday celebration featuring
live jazz and Soul Burgers Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Earnestine and Hazel’s, 531
South Main Street. Sunday night DJs Phil and Steve will host their Christmas radio
show, “Jazz and Moore,” from Earnestine and Hazel’s, while U of M jazz musicians perform.
There is a $10 cover charge for the general public.
WUMR (U-92 FM) 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 and anywhere
in the world through live streaming. The station’s playlist blends contemporary and
traditional jazz with a touch of fusion, Latin, and New Age music.
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 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,