WUMR's Jazz in June Radiothon Kicks Off June 23rd
For Release: June 11, 2013
For more information, contact WUMR-FM (901) 678-4000 or 1-877-955-5299
Attention jazz lovers! It is nearly time for "The Jazz In June Radiothon" here at U92. This is WUMR's 40th
anniversary year as the University of Memphis radio station, and that is something
It is also special that "The Jazz Lover" has maintained its mission to provide the
"foot-in-the-door" training for future broadcasters, while continuing to present America's
own original musical art form – jazz – to the most diverse of all radio audiences.
Beginning on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at 10 a.m., U92 will ask for support in keeping
WUMR on the airwaves in Memphis and the Mid-South, and streaming worldwide. It is
going to be a week of fun and music, and we want listeners to be a part of it.
Remember, you are the "U" in U92.
In addition, the formal kick off concert starts at 6 p.m. in the Black Box at the
Germantown Performing Arts Center. This year's artist is up and coming Memphis jazz
vocalist Taylor Daniel.
His album Color of You has received airplay on U92 since its release late last year, and he was our choice
to entertain guests at this very important fundraiser.
Tickets are available at the GPAC box office at 1801 Exeter Road in Germantown, and
online on their website. For more information about the concert, please contact (901) 678-2560 or (901) 751-7500.
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,