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WWFM's JazzOn2 Announces
New Radio Programs and Hosts for 2012



2/6/12


West 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 Museum.

"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 producer.

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 winifred@wwfm.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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Starting in February, Lee Fuller
hosts two shows.
Sandra Arrington's "Café Latté"
starts March 2.
Program Manager Winifred Howard joins with co-host Gail Dixon for "Details," public affairs program.