Morris Baxter

Morning Jazz Host

Morris Baxter, Morning Jazz Host

Originally from Detroit, Morris Baxter attended Norfolk State University.  He started his career in radio at WOWI in Norfolk, Virginia and, worked at WMYK as the program director for 10 years.

After several job opportunities at WNVA, WPCE, WSVY and as a television entertain report for WAVY (CBS affiliate), Baxter moved to Atlanta as the national promotions manager for Loud/Sony Records working projects for platinum selling artists, including:  Wu Tang Clan, Three 6 Mafia, Mobb Deep, Xzibit and Big Pun.  He also held the title of Southeast Regional Director of Promotions for Artist Direct/BMG.  He later served as national director of promotions, working with such artist as Slum Village and 8Ball.  His voice was featured on multiplatinum selling Blackstreet album, Another Level. 

Through his words as a public speaker and over the airwaves, Baxter ignites his listeners with his ‘Morris Motivations” as the host of Morning Jazz on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station.  He is on the Community Advisory Board for Prostate Cancer.  

Ways to Connect

Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Drummer Lil John Roberts stopped by Morning Jazz this morning to talk about his upcoming performance at the Late Night Jazz Jam Concert taking place on Saturday, May 25 at 10pm at the Park Tavern at the Southeast corner of Piedmont Park as part of the    2019 Atlanta Jazz Festival. He'll be joined by The Senators in a tribute to Herbie Hancock. This is a separately-ticketed event to the Saturday and Sunday concerts in Piedmont Park, which are open to the public.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK celebrates Clark Atlanta University Homecoming Week by recognizing another proud Panther success - filmmaker Nnegest Likké, who has returned this week to campus to host a premiere of her new film Everything But A Man.   

I spoke with Likké this morning about her work and her CAU experience and the influence of CAU's Dr. Herb Eichelberger.   For a complete list of CAU Homecoming 2017 events, click here.

Join me Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. on Atlanta Alive on Atlanta's 57 WATC.  I discuss The Morris Code 21 Ways Something Good Is Going To Happen To You.  Find out more by clicking here.

Rickie Foster

I support First Tee Atlanta, whose mission is to positively impact the lives of Atlanta's young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.  Thanks to everyone who came and said hello at John A. White Golf Course on their annual Community Day benefiting First Tee Atlanta on Saturday, August 20.   Great time, great weather, great cause and I played in the golf skills challenge and got in a round, too.  For more information about First Tee Atlanta and John A. White Golf Course, click here.