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Atlanta's Jazz Station Named Best Radio Station

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ATLANTA, GA (October 10, 2018) - Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta’s Jazz Station is named Best Radio Station by Creative Loafing. The recognition is announced in the October 2018 issue of the publication as a part of the Best of Atlanta special edition.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK was selected by Creative Loafing critics from a pool of more than 50 radio stations in the Atlanta market. 

Join Brian Culbertson for an evening of smooth jazz this Saturday, October 13 at the Mablehouse Barnes Amphitheatre. The show begins at 7 p.m. and features Culbertson along with special guests---Jazz in Pink . 

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Incognito is recognized as one of the best funk/jazz/soul outfits in the world. A pioneer of the "acid jazz" movement who has delighted listeners and dancers for decades, Incognito has scored hits with versions of Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" and Ronnie Laws' "Always There," selling more than a million records worldwide in the process.

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at The Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. Thursday, October 11 The Suite Jazz Series presents Jazz Bassist(and onetime Jazz radio DJ) Gerald Veasley and The Suite Jazz Band. Philadelphia-born Veasley started out in the R&B vein, then played for seven years with legendary keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul. Veasley then became one of the most in-demand studio musicians in the business, before releasing his own sides. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

Saturday morning at 8:00am on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Hank Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders from 1961. Hank Thomas and the other Freedom Riders rode Greyhound and Trailways interstate buses through the South to protest the non-enforcement of  federal integration laws.  They were beaten, threatened and arrested along the way. Th0mas was also one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). 

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