Windsor, N.J. - WWFM's JazzOn2, one of three radio formats
broadcasting from Mercer County Community College (MCCC),
is introducing four new radio programs over the next few months:
two public affairs programs, a music program that will introduce
new releases, and a fusion jazz program.
Starting in February, a new public affairs program, "Details,"
airs on Tuesdays, starting at 11 a.m., that delves into issues
of local and national concern. Among the February interviewees
will be Congressman Rush Holt and a Civil War 6th Regiment
Colored Troop Re-enactor who works at Trenton's Old Barracks
"Details" will be hosted by JazzOn2's Program Manager
and 15-year radio veteran Winifred Howard, along with radio
personality Gail Dixon. Howard is an alumna of MCCC, graduating
in 1998 with an associate's degree in Television/Radio, with
a radio emphasis. Dixon, a native of Hamilton, worked in Washington,
D.C., for 20 years as the public relations and community relations
liaison at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She was
also active in D.C.'s jazz community as a vocalist and jazz
The station will introduce two new programs in February hosted
by Lee Fuller. A journalist and adjunct English professor
at MCCC, Fuller has a background as an actor, voiceover announcer,
vocalist, motivational speaker and comedian. At Grambling
State University, where he earned his master's degree, Fuller
hosted radio news and performed comedic shorts, special broadcasts
and jingles. He has also performed vocals as a member of the
college's jazz band.
Fuller will host "The FrenLee Lounge" every
Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m. This show will give jazz lovers
a place to "groove" with the masters, while getting
introduced to new artists and releases.
On Thursdays, Fuller will host "Cooler Talk"
from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Jazz lovers from many walks of life
will chat about the latest hot topics for the water cooler.
"It's community affairs with a vibe where the music and
banter are not watered down," Fuller says.
"Café Latté," hosted by Sandra
Arrington, will bring jazz fusion to the mix starting on Friday,
March 2, from 10 to 11 p.m. Arrington has been a bibliographic
specialist at Princeton University for 25 years. She plans
to showcase a kaleidoscope of jazz music, some of which will
fall outside the established jazz norm.
"Jazz is a form of art music. Fusion gives to jazz not
only different rhythms and instrumentation, but it's also
about improvisation, about getting unexpected good blends,
just like coffee," Arrington said.
JazzOn2 began broadcasting on 89.1 HD2, Trenton, as the jazz
arm of WWFM in 2008, adding WWCJ, Cape May, New Jersey, 89.1
HD2 to the broadcast mix in June, 2010, and WWPJ, Pen Argyl,
Pennsylvania, 89.5 HD2 in late 2010. JazzOn2 will also be
broadcast on 91.1 HD2 in Toms River this summer. (Currently
the HD signals in Cape May and Pen Argyl are down due to antenna
upgrades; JazzOn2 will be back on the air in these locales
in the spring and late summer, respectively.)
The mission of JazzOn2 is to be a voice for Trenton's jazz
heritage, while encouraging MCCC students to stay in school
and continue with their interest in music by providing positive
role models on the station, including successful adults from
music, academia, and other professional positions.
Volunteers are always needed to host on the station. Student
internships are also available. For more information, contact
Winifred Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a calendar of activities or to listen to the station's
24-hour stream online, visit the station's website here.
The JazzOn2 studio is located at the MCCC James Kerney Campus
in downtown Trenton.
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