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.

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3:00 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Jazz In The Afternoon Rotation

WEEK OF:  March 29, 2015

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

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11:33 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Jazz From Studio One: March

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7:50 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

KIOS Jazz CD Of The Month: Steve Turre / Spiritman / Smoke Sessions Records

Spiritman, the latest release ​from trombonist and Omaha native Steve Turre, is the latest in along line of recordings that puts Turre's masterful skills as a player, bandleader and composer on full display. It covers the gamut from hard bop to ballads, to blues and funk.

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1:28 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

​KIOS BLUES CHART: FEBRUARY 2015

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING / FAT MAN'S SHINE PARLOR / BLIND PIG

2.TINSLEY ELLIS / TOUGH LOVE / HEARTFIXER

3.MIKE HENDERSON BAND / IF YOU THINK IT'S HOT HERE.../ELLERSOUL

4.JEFF JENSEN / MOROSE ELEPHANT / SWINGSUIT

5.TAS CRU / YOU KEEP THE MONEY / CRUSTEE TEES

6.ROBIN McKELLE & THE FLYTONES  / HEART OF MEMPHIS / OKEH

7.BRAD ABSHER & SWAMP ROYALE / LUCKY DOG / MONTROSE

8.JD McPHERSON / LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL / ROUNDER

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7:06 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

​KIOS BLUES CHART: JANUARY 2015

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.JOSH HOYER & THE SHADOWBOXERS / LIVING BY THE MINUTE / SILVER STREET

2.MIKE OSBORN / IN THE DOG HOUSE / JE GAGNE

3.TAS CRU / YOU KEEP THE MONEY / CRUSTEE TEES

4.D.A FOSTER / THE REAL THING / VIZZTONE

5.JUNIOR WELLS / SOUTHSIDE BLUES JAM (REMASTER) / DELMARK

6.WILLIE MAY / SHAKEN TREE BLUES / SELF

7.PAUL KELLY / THE MERRI SOUL SESSIONS / GAWD

8.BRUCE KATZ / HOMECOMING / AMERICAN SHOWPLACE

9.ALTERED FIVE BLUES BAND / CRYIN' MERCY / OMNIVIBE

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1:18 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Jazz From Studio One: January

Hosted by advanced radio broadcasting students at the OPS Career Center, the program focuses on a theme each week and presents jazz recordings from the vast library of KIOS-FM.

This months shows:

January 8: Jazz From 1965: We turn back the clock 50 years and listen to notable jazz recordings
from 1965.

January 22: Jazz Guitarists: An hour of jazz guitar featuring players from yesterday and today.

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11:14 pm
Sun January 4, 2015

KIOS BLUES PLAYLIST: DECEMBER 2014

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11:03 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Jazz From Studio One: December

December 4: Best Jazz of 2014 Part 1
                         The first of two shows looking back at some of the
                         finest jazz releases from 2014. Joshua Breakstone,
                         Matt Wilson, and Catherine Russell are a few of the
                         artists on tonight's show.

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8:06 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Mike's Top 12 Jazz CDs of 2014

Artist / CD Title / Record Label

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11:01 am
Mon December 1, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART: NOVEMBER 2014

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