Celebrate Charles Mingus’ 100th birthday with Radio Free Athens April 23

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Radio Free Athens (RFA) runs on Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s program below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link.


SCHEDULE: April 23, 2022

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – DJ Grumpy Grandma
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.  DJ Robyn Banks
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Michael T.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Jazz Excursions with Dr. Art Cromwell – Charles Mingus’ 100th Birthday Celebration

From DJ Grumpy Grandma – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

In a week’s time, I’ll be in the midst of a musical pilgrimage down through the Mississippi Delta in honor of my 30th birthday — or is it my 300th? Or maybe my 3rd? Time sure is a funny thing. Tune in 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the legal on air limit of the Bonzo Dog Band and a few other things — I do happen to share a birthday with Duke Ellington, so I’ll likely be pulling out some of his tunes, too.

From Michael T. – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Michael T. continues to resist the call for apocalyptic doomsday scenarios the way we did during the last Cold War: with music and humor. New and old selections from many of the usual suspects like DakhaBrakha, Pink Floyd, Fontaines D.C., Jen Kirkman, Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Klein, Joni Mitchell, The Kinks, St. Vincent, Bowie…  And thank you for listening!

Excursions, Jazz Motifs w/ Art Cromwell – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
This Saturday’s edition of Excursions: Jazz Motifs celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birthdate of Charles Mingus (4.22.22- 1.5.79), composer, leader, bassist, along with his lifelong contributions to the art of Jazz, from the bebop era and beyond.


Jazz motifs will include:
-The Jazz Workshop’s evolution (55-70)

-Significant Workshop members

-Significant compositions

-Sel. from Mingus’ major works

-Lyricized Music, and music for the spoken word