Fri February 10, 2012

Valentines Day Preview

Join Milton Shirdan on SwingTown this Sunday afternoon during the 2:00 hour for a preview of A Jazzy Valentine. due to the huge number of suggestions by our listeners and Facebook friends we put together a three hour Valentines Day special and a one hour preview that will run on Sunday. Listen for your suggestions of music for the lover in you this Sunday on Bill Boyntons' SwingTown.


Thu February 9, 2012

The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 11:26 am

Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church.
Courtesy of the artist

Correction: The audio of this segment mentions a February performance by the Mingus Jazz Orchestra. There will be no Mingus Jazz Orchestra concert this year. The audio and text of this segment also misidentified the dates of the 2013 Mingus High School Competition. The competition is Feb. 15-18.

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Wed February 1, 2012

National Black History Month

February is National Black History Month.  A people without knowledge of its history is like a tree without roots.


Sat January 28, 2012
Mountain Stage

The Fox Hunt On Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:03 pm

The Fox Hunt integrates a wide swath of influences, including indie, punk, and arena rock.

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

The string band The Fox Hunt returns to Mountain Stage to dispense more dirt-laden tales of drinking, cheating and damnation around a single shared condenser microphone. Led by singer-songwriter John R. Miller, the Martinsburg, W.V., group assimilates influences that begin with early-20th-century string-band music and end with a variety of punk and rock.

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Mon January 23, 2012

Antonio Carlos Jobim Special

Antonio Carlos Jobim was born on January 25, 1927. Join Milton Shirdan this Wednesday evening on Jazz at Nite for a very special musical salute to Antonio Carlos Jobim during the 9:00 Hour only on 90.7FM WVAS.


Sat January 21, 2012

Milton Shirdan nomintated as one of the Top 45 DJ's.

Milton Shirdan, host of Jazz at Nite has been nominated by Radio Facts magazine as one of the Top 45 DJ's of 2011.

Vote for me for The Radio Facts Top 45 DJs 2011 Contest. Click this link to vote http://radiofacts.com/vote-top-45-djs/


Sat January 7, 2012

Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. Join Milton Shirdan for a very special musical Birthday salute to Martin Luther King, Jr on SwingTown, Sunday, January 15th and on Jazz at Nite on Jazz at Nite on Monday, January 16th. This program features music from George Adams, Wallace Roney, Bobby Lyle, Leon Thomas, Gil Scot-Heron, Lynne Arriale, The Marcus Shelby Orchestra and the voices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Edward Kennedy, Tenzan Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Llama, and former President Bill Clinton.


Sat January 7, 2012

Max Roach Birthday Tribute

Max Roach was born on January 10, 1924. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Tuesday evening for a very special salue to Max Roach during the 9:00 Hour.


Tue January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 from WVAS-FM

Wishing each of you a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.


Tue January 3, 2012

Happy New Year from WVAS-FM