This Week On Radio Free Athens: May 18, 2024

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Radio Free Athens (RFA) is broadcast 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 Saturday’s programs below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link.

An image with the lineup for the May 18, 2024 Radio Free Athens broadcast.

From Excursions: Jazz Motifs w/ Dr. Art Cromwell – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Previously unreleased concert recordings open up two areas of focus for the next “Excursions” program. The first segment, a Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy concert, provides a jumping off point for an overview of American Jazz artists who made Europe their home base at various periods of their careers.

A second concert recording, this by Yusef Lateef, extends our three part examination of Detroit masters. Yusef will be presented in a retrospective outline of his legacy.

Lastly a two-part prequel-first a birthday pre-celebration for Miles Davis (May 26). Next, a tease of our Juneteenth celebration (June 15),
a commemoration of Greg Tate, in celebration of his Pulitzer Prize Citation. Words & music by Greg and Burnt Sugar.