Jazz Night at Gladish
Thank you to everyone who came out for Jazz Night at Gladish and a huge thank you to the Kevin Woods Trio, Pullman High School Jazz Band, and the Washington State University Big Band for putting on such a great show. We hope you enjoyed your evening and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year!
The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
We enjoyed the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival this year at the University of Idaho! Jazz greats like Dianne Reeves and Grace Kelly performed, along with local and regional artists. It was a celebration of a true American art form of music at the 48th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Can’t wait until next year!
WSU’s Murrow College launches jazz radio station 89.9 KJEM
PULLMAN, Wash. – With the flip of a switch Friday, KJEM 89.9 FM, the newest radio station in the Palouse, began filling the airways with the sounds of jazz in honor of WSU alumnus and broadcast pioneer J. Elroy McCaw.
At the controls, his son Bruce R. McCaw officially signed on the station 76 years to the day after his father launched his first radio station, KELA in Centralia, Wash.
KJEM, whose call letters are derived from J. Elroy McCaw’s initials, is the newest of the 19 stations in the Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) group, the largest National Public Radio network in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike other NWPR stations, KJEM will be run by students but under the guidance of NWPR’s professional management team. Continue reading