David C. Linton

Program Director, Host

A radio and music industry  veteran for over 4 decades was recently named program director for Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  David C. Linton brings both NPR & commercial radio experience to WCLK. He programmed and served as morning man at WSHA/Shaw University and WRVS/Elizabeth City State University, the latter which he founded and named in 1986. Linton enjoyed a successful career as a music industry executive at such famed labels as Warner Bros. Island, Arista and Capitol Records where he served as Sr.Vice President Promotions/Marketing. He has worked with such diverse artists ranging from Jazz to Hip-Hop including Quincy Jones & Ray Charles. Linton is no stranger to the Atlanta market as he played a key role in the careers of Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, OutKast. He has received numerous awards for his work in the music industry.

Linton has a M.A. Media Marketing from North Carolina Central University. He’s been a national music columnist and  contributed pieces to the Huffington Post. He was recently featured in Billboard Magazine for his crusade to balance the playing field for women and African Americans  in music industry’s executive ranks. He serves as the Chairman of Living Legends Foundation, Inc. and sits on the Henry County Development Authority.  “David C” as he’s known on the radio is excited about the future with Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Jazz In Pink is the world-renowned, all-female, all star band based in Los Angeles. They have emerged as one of the world's most prominent and popular all-female ensembles. Comprised of core members Gail Johnson (Piano), Althea Rene(Flute), Maria Antoinette (Harp) and Karen Briggs (Violin), they have performed around the world. Various members have played a part in the ensemble from time to time. Keystroke (Shanachie Entertainment) represents a return to the recording studio for Jazz In Pink and this programmer feels it’s a triumphant return.

Lin Rountree: Fluid

Jul 27, 2020

Trumpeter Lin Rountree returns with a song that lives up to its name with Fluid (Trippin’ N Rhythm).  A fluid is known to take the shape of its container, and this song will compliment whatever you are doing. Smooth and funky at the same time, if you want to do some toe tapping & head bobbing or just chill with that special someone, Fluid will fit the occasion.

If ever a song’s title was appropriate for the times, Tony Craddock Jr.’s  Staycation (Cold Front Music) is it!  Tony’s saxaphone comes through clearly on this song that reflects relaxation or fun depending on your  particular mood.

Ragan Whiteside continues to release Billboard chart scoring music. A streak that began in 2019 continues, as we reach the second half of 2020.

Dee Brown’s Smooth Talk has been a favorite of listeners of Jazz 91.9 WCLK for awhile. Now Dee is offering a new single on Innervison Records which he calls The Prize.  Well they say the prize goes to the winner, and if that’s the case listeners of WCLK are the winners. Guitarist Brown provides another groove for you to enjoy whether sitting at home or cruising on city streets or country highways. From the first note your ears perk up as the sounds  travel through your body providing three minutes and 44 seconds of musical delight.

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