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.

When a song has a dubious title that takes your mind in various directions (if you have a sense of humor) it better be good.  Well Marcus Johnson, the man with many talents, has found the ingredient for an ear pleasing song.

Keyboardist Patrick Bradley follows up his successful title track Exhale from his new full length album. Exhale is Patrick’s fifth album and Completely Yours is an infectious track to kick off the fall season. As the leaves turn to give us their Autumn beauty and there becomes a slight crispiness in the air; this song will make you feel comfortable no matter where you are. 

Bob Baldwin is one of the most prolific producers on the Contemporary Jazz scene. He has released over 30 albums of his own and has produced scores of hits for others. This time he gives the reigns to hitmaking Songwriter/Producer Dennis Johnson, responsible for hits for other artists including his partner the chart topping Flautist Ragan Whiteside, and he doesn’t disappoint. The reach isn’t that far as the trio has collaborated for years with Bob at the producing controls.

When you think of Jazz flute you may immediately think of Hubert Laws, Yusef Lateef and Bobbi Humphrey, who each made the flute popular within the Jazz world. Today the flute has three of Jazz’s hottest artists in Kim Scott, Ragan Whiteside and Athea Renee each scoring high on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. In fact, as of this writing, Ragan’s latest single which is still climbing the charts is her 7th straight Top 10.

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The name Paul Jackson, Jr. for most music lovers conjures up his work on the hit sounds of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Dave Koz, David Benoit and so many other great musical artists and projects. Paul is one of the most accomplished guitar session players in the music business, covering just about every genre.

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