WUMR Receives Award For Helping "Keep Jazz Alive"
For Release: October 26, 2011
For more information, contact: Malvin Massey (901) 678-4843
We are proud to announce that WUMR has been selected to receive the "W.C. Handy Heritage
Award" honoring authentic Beale Street musicians on the 138th Anniversary of "W.C.
Handy Father of the Blues."
The event is sponsored by the W.C. Handy Memphis Home Museum, which is managed through
U92 will receive the Memphis Music Legacy Award for promoting and preserving Jazz
in Memphis and around the world. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 13,
2011 at Holiday Inn located on the University of Memphis campus at 6 p.m.
The award is one of several that will be presented to outstanding Memphis musicians
at the celebration. It will also be a reunion of all previous award recipients. The
awards support the W.C. Handy Memphis Museum Preservation Fund.
Members of the "The Jazz Lover" will be in attendance.