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Lindsey Webster & Keith Slattery - March 22-22

Lindsey Webster & Keith Slattery - March 22-22

August 10, 2022

This an impromptu interview in the studio with vocalist/songwriter Lindsey Webster and keyboardists/composer Keith Slattery came by the station so I put them to work being a "Guest DJ".  They played their own cuts in the WFSK collection and shared stories about the songs. 

WFSK is one of the first radio stations in the country to play Lindsey's 2016 song "Fool Me Once" before it became an instant hit. 

We had fun, they both a a performance later that evening in Nashville.  It was a great show and was sold out.  

Open Phones, News Headlines and Community - August 7, 2022

Open Phones, News Headlines and Community - August 7, 2022

August 10, 2022

This episode was recorded from a live broadcast of my show from the studios of WFSK-FM radio in Nashville, on Sunday August 7, 2022 at 07:00am (cdt).  I am talking with my show's producer The X-man during the first segment,  we both always have a lot to say.  There is some news and headlines in here as well.  

The Community News Segment about half way through was from Katina Beard, the CEO of Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center.   

 

From the Archive - Bill Cosby - 1-5-2011

From the Archive - Bill Cosby - 1-5-2011

August 10, 2022

This interview is from the Archive of What's the 411? with Sharon Kay on January 5, 2011.  At that time Bill Cosby was one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians.

Years later he served nearly three years of a three- to 10-year sentence for drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand in 2004.

From the Archive - Marion Berry - December 15, 2022

From the Archive - Marion Berry - December 15, 2022

August 10, 2022

This episode is from the Archive of What's the 411? with Sharon Kay.  It was recorded from my live show on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm on WFSK JAZZY 88 at Fisk University.  The guest was former Four-time D.C. Mayor, and Ward 8 City Councilman, Marion S. Barry, Jr.

Many don't know that Barry began his civil rights legacy in Nashville as a student at Fisk University, organizing the city's sit-in movement to end racial segregation.

Barry earned a master's degree in chemistry from Fisk University in 1960 and organized the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee there, later becoming its first national chairman.

Mayor Marion Barry is arrested and charged with drug possession and the use of crack cocaine in 1990.  In September 1991, he was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack cocaine. After serving his sentence, Barry, claiming to have overcome his “personal adversities,” reentered D.C. politics.   

He transitioned on November 23, 2014 at the age of 74.

Artist of the Week - Najee - May 12, 2022

Artist of the Week - Najee - May 12, 2022

August 10, 2022

This episode is from a WFSK weekly feature called "Artist of the Week.  It aired on WFSK JAZZY 88 Thursday,  May 12,  at 12:30 pm (cst).

I am blessed to have been able to interviewed on-air nd introduced on stage at festivals Saxophonist/Flautist Najee.  A straight up good brother who totally loves his family.  

He was on with us the day before his anticipated new album “Savoir Faire" was released on May 13, 2022.  It is always my pleasure to talk with him.  

 

Artist of the Week - Paul Jackson, Jr.  - May 19, 2022

Artist of the Week - Paul Jackson, Jr. - May 19, 2022

August 10, 2022

This episode is from a WFSK weekly feature called "Artist of the Week.  It aired on WFSK JAZZY 88 Thursday,  May 19, at 12:30 pm (cst).

Our Spotlight was shinning bright on Grammy nominated and owner of six #1 smooth jazz radio singles himself, Paul Jackson Jr.  He's such a nice person and we can really chat it up.  He's been featured on recordings with top superstars such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Luther Vandross, Barbra Streisand, and childhood friend Patrice Rushen.

 

 

WFSK Artist of the Week Julian Vaughn - April 21, 2022

WFSK Artist of the Week Julian Vaughn - April 21, 2022

August 10, 2022

This episode is from a WFSK weekly feature called "Artist of the Week.  It aired on WFSK JAZZY 88 Thursday,  April 21, 2022 at 12:30 pm (cst).

The Spotlight was on Kansas City's Julian Vaughn a funky and soulful bassist who makes his own brand of gospel-influenced smooth jazz and instrumental R&B.  He recently left his major label and went out on his own for his new release entitled "Solo".

It's good to catch up with a homeboy!  

The New TN. Re-Entry Program - Dr. William Arnold - March 30, 2022

The New TN. Re-Entry Program - Dr. William Arnold - March 30, 2022

August 10, 2022

This episode was recorded from my live show on Wednesday, 4-30-220 at 4:00 pm on WFSK JAZZY 88 at Fisk University.  The Wednesday Edition has a News from the Community Segment on the very beginning.   

William Arnold spent seven years in prison before the Court of Appeals overturned his conviction because he'd been wrongly convicted. A judge then threw out the charges after the district attorney's office determined it no longer believed he had committed a crime.

He will head up the State's new program.

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean March 30, 2022

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean March 30, 2022

August 10, 2022

This episode was recorded from my live show on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm on WFSK JAZZY 88 at Fisk University.  The Wednesday Edition has a News from the Community Segment on the very beginning.   

Dean who served as the 6th Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee from 2007 to 2015.  During those years he made frequent appearances on my show, even though I kept it 100 with him he never backed down.  

WFSK Artist of the Week Interview with Sonny Emory (4-28-22)

WFSK Artist of the Week Interview with Sonny Emory (4-28-22)

August 10, 2022

This episode is from a WFSK weekly feature called "Artist of the Week".  This episode aired on WFSK JAZZY 88 Thursday, April 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm (cst)

The spotlight was on Atlanta's own drummer and percussionists Sonny Emory for his first time on WFSK.  His current release is entitled "Soul Ascension".

He is a highly respected musician who began his transition to becoming a professional drummer playing with Joe Sample and the Crusaders.  Though probably best known for his groundbreaking drumming with Earth, Wind, and Fire; Sonny has performed with a virtual "who's who" in pop and jazz music including Stanley Clarke, David Sanborn, Bette Midler, Al Jarreau, Paula Abdul, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Boz Scaggs. 

We had a great conversation! 

Artist of the Week - Kevin Whalum - June 2022

Artist of the Week - Kevin Whalum - June 2022

June 21, 2022

This episode is from a WFSK weekly feature called "Artist of the Week.  It aired on WFSK JAZZY 88 Thursday,  June 9, 2022 at 12:30 pm (cst). 

The spotlight for week was on jazz vocalists Kevin Whalum, one of Tennessee's very own.  

Kevin's new release is entitled Kevin Whalum: Live Organic.  

Artist of the Week - Jessy J -May 2022

Artist of the Week - Jessy J -May 2022

June 21, 2022

This episode is from a WFSK weekly feature called "Artist of the Week.  It aired on WFSK JAZZY 88 Thursday,  May 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm (cst).

We put the spotlight on saxophonists Jessy J.  It's been some years since we chatted.  Her new release is entitled Blue.  

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