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Paul Hardcastle: Wavelength

Trippin' 'N' Rhythm Records

'If it ain’t broke don’t fix it' must be Paul Hardcastle's motto. Since breaking onto the scene in 1984 with Rain Forest this British composer hasn’t looked back. He’s been a staple on some chart whether in the U.S. or U.K. consistently. In 1986 his remake of Hiroshima’s One Wish got him a spot on the coveted Top of The Pops, the BBC’s weekly chart show. He has become a staple on the format which has evolved to what is called Smooth Jazz , a format rooted in Jazz but that blends the popular musical sounds of R&B. Wavelength, the single release from his 10th album Paul Hardcastle X (Trippin' 'N' Rhythm Records), is one of those songs that can best be described as easy listening with enough instrumentation that it falls squarely in the Smooth Jazz genre. If you are a Paul Hardcastle fan you’ll love it. If you’re just discovering him, you’ll want to hear more. One way to listen is to check out Morris In The Morning on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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