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Mike Jacobs

Music Director

Mike Jacobs has been with KIOS since 1988 while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mike began his career at KIOS working weekends acting as local host for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He also hosted Morning Edition from 1990-1996. Mike began hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Afternoon” in October 1994 and took on the responsibilities of jazz programming and maintaining the music library in 1996. He has held the position of Music Director since 2002. In addition to hosting “Jazz in the Afternoon” on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mike also helps with assembling music for “Jazz From Studio One” hosted by the advanced radio students at the Omaha Public Schools Career Center. Mike is an Omaha native and graduated from Technical High School in 1984.

Email address:mike.jacobs@ops.org

It was another very fine year in jazz with much to enjoy. Here's a dozen of my favorites from this past year. Mike Jacobs, Music Director: KIOS

Pink Floyd was not a band that sprang out into the world fully formed. From their start as a college band in the mid-1960's, Pink Floyd evolved over the years to become one of the most important and influential bands in history.

For the best in jazz, past and present, classic albums, hidden gems and more, tune in to Jazz with Greg Bridges. It's a musical journey through the entire history of jazz you won't want to miss. ​

Blues in the Afternoon Welcomes Jeff Davis of Playing With Fire

The 2016 Playing with Fire concerts will take place on Saturday July 2 and Saturday August 27 at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing in Omaha.

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.JOHNNY RAWLS / TIGER IN A CAGE / CATFOOD

2.TORONZO CANNON / THE CHICAGO WAY / ALLIGATOR

3.R.B STONE / SOME CALL IT FREEDOM / MIDDLE MOUNTAIN

4.BENNY TURNER / WHEN SHE'S GONE / NOLA BLUE

5.TOMMY Z / BLIZZARD OF BLUES / SOUTH BLOSSOM

6.TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND / LET ME GET BY / FANTASY

7.BOB MARGOLIN / MY ROAD / STEADY ROLLIN'

8.JOYANN PARKER & SWEET TEA /...

KIOS adds another new show to the schedule with Latin Perspective , hosted by Tony Vasquez . It will debut tonight at 8:00PM .

KIOS will be changing its jazz program schedule in January.

Join Michael Feinstein for an hour of yuletide cheer and music Tuesday at 8: 00PM.

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