Atlanta's Jazz Station Named Best Radio Station

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ATLANTA, GA (October 10, 2018) - Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta’s Jazz Station is named Best Radio Station by Creative Loafing. The recognition is announced in the October 2018 issue of the publication as a part of the Best of Atlanta special edition.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK was selected by Creative Loafing critics from a pool of more than 50 radio stations in the Atlanta market. 

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at The Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. Thursday, October 11 The Suite Jazz Series presents Jazz Bassist(and onetime Jazz radio DJ) Gerald Veasley and The Suite Jazz Band. Philadelphia-born Veasley started out in the R&B vein, then played for seven years with legendary keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul. Veasley then became one of the most in-demand studio musicians in the business, before releasing his own sides. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.

Saturday morning at 8:00am on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Hank Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders from 1961. Hank Thomas and the other Freedom Riders rode Greyhound and Trailways interstate buses through the South to protest the non-enforcement of  federal integration laws.  They were beaten, threatened and arrested along the way. Th0mas was also one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). 

You can help positively impact the Jazz community in Atlanta and around the world becoming a volunteer during Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK's Fall Membership Campaign happening October 25th through November 5. Spend time with your favorite WCLK announcer while answering phones and talking to other people who love Jazz and WCLK during our live broadcast. You can volunteer with a friend or as part of your club or organization.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us Saturday morning at 8:30am for The CheckUp With Dr. Courtney Shelton, MD on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK as we engage the community with a common sense conversation about what you should do if you are confronted by this disease in yourself or a loved one. Dr. Shelton is joined by Anisa Palmer, who lost her mother to breast cancer when she was a child.