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Ragan Whiteside: This Christmas

Ragan Whiteside

The holidays are a joyous time and Program Directors are always faced with how to program the many incarnations of holiday favorites. It’s easy to stick with the tried and true. I’m for one very hard on remakes. However, when one comes around I’m eager to share it with you. The Donny Hathaway classic This Christmas has been covered by many over the years. But flutist Ragan Whiteside has managed to bring a breezy and fresh twist to this holiday favorite. Ragan stays true the spirit of the original but the arrangement of the song by producer Dennis Johnson demonstrates creativity with a surprising ending making this one of my favorite new holiday songs. You can hear Ragan Whiteside’s This Christmas throughout the holiday season on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. You can also hear Saturday with Ragan Whiteside on WCLK Saturdays from 10am until 2pm.

David C. Linton is the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Program Director

David C Linton is WCLK's Program Director. Since assuming the position in 2018, he's led Jazz 91.9 WCLK to record-setting ratings and expanded its listening audience. Linton's expertise in both NPR & commercial radio has benefited WCLK. He views WCLK as more than an Atlanta institution but a global media outlet for Jazz. He's enhanced the stations weekend line up by developing Saturdays with Ragan Whiteside and adding producer Bob Baldwin's Nu Urban Jazz Lounge to the Saturday afternoon line up. He reshuffled the Sunday Jazz offerings to provide a unique Mainstream Jazz listening experience on Sundays including the addition of Mainstream and Modern hosted by Rob Maynard. He also added Broadcast Hall of Famer Rick Joyner to the weekday line up as host of Serenade to the The City. He also programs WCLK's HD2 channel which offers Mainstream Jazz 24/7, available at wclk.com