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.

Jamal Ahmad

Join us on this Sunday for a special tribute to the late John “Jay” Edwards, host of Jazz Tones. Beginning at 2 pm, Debb Moore will kick off our tribute to Jay on The Sunday Jazz Suite with reflections from his fellow WCLK on air personalities and colleagues. Then at 3pm, Jamal Ahmad will host Jazz Tones, playing the music that Jay loved. You’ll hear from artists, members of the Jazz community, and you the listeners as we read some of your comments left here at wclk.com.

Caught In A Groove is the debut single from Nils and the title track from his new full length release on Baja/TSR Records.  It’s a funky number that features Nils literally caught in a groove as depicted in the video. It’s Jazz, Blues and just the kind of song you can’t get enough of. It was a one listen for me and I knew the listeners of Jazz 91.9 WCLK needed to get caught in this groove.

Saxophonist Walter Chancellor, Jr.’s new single Steppin' Out (EARFONE RECORDS) is a lively tune perfect for the warmer weather. Chancellor, who hails from the Twin Cities, played with fellow Minneapolis musician The Artist Formerly Known As Prince during the double platinum Emancipation album.  Walter has played with an A list of artists from Chaka Khan, to Candy Dulfer to Maceo Parker. Steppin' Out is not just a song title it could very well be a statement. You can hear this brand new song exclusively on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Coming off the success of Carmanology which featured 3 singles including the Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 5 Hit State of Mind, Allen Carman returns with Rosario (Allen Carmen Project), the lead track from the forthcoming album by the same name. Rosario is a tribute to the late Saxophonist Gato Barbieri.  

David Garfield is back with Sweetness, a song that will make you move. David enlists the talents of Gerald Albright & Rick Braun who bring their distinctive sound to this track. Sweetness (Creachy Records) features a who’s who when it comes to musicianship: Paul Jackson Jr., “Ready” Freddie Washington, and Toto’s Lenny Castro.  This smooth groove is perfect whether sheltered in place or moving freely.