WUMR Will Kick Off Radiothon With Party June 25

June 2, 2017 - WUMR 91.7 FM The Jazz Lover will host its Jazz in June Kickoff Party Sunday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is the official concert celebration for the station's annual summer Radiothon, which begins at 10 a.m. that day and ends on Sunday, July 2.

Tickets for the kickoff party are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. University of Memphis students get in free with their ID. Tickets are available for purchase online at memphis.edu/wumr. This year's event will feature two well-known Memphis musicians, Gary Goin and Pat Register, known together as Dual Drive. They will perform music from their latest release, The Memphis Project.
Goin is leader of the house band for the Memphis Grizzlies, guitarist for Kirk Whalum's band and a highly sought-after studio guitarist. Register is a local saxophonist who has recorded several albums of his own, as well as a founding member of the group Voodoo Village.

WUMR's yearly Radiothon raises funds to help operate WUMR, including staff salaries and equipment to provide quality jazz to the city of Memphis. WUMR is part of the Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Fine Arts. An element of the station's mission is to train communication and journalism students in broadcasting.

To donate online, visit memphis.edu/wumr and select Make a Gift.


Contact: Kimberly Rogers