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

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.

Tune in to KIOS Monday night at 8:00pm for An Afro Blue Christmas. This special holiday concert program features Howard University's premiere vocal ensemble Afro Blue, and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut, The a-cappela group performs a variety of holiday songs including African-American spirituals, jazz and pop tunes, and classical repertoire. The joyous celebration includes one of a kind arrangements on traditional holiday songs plus new compositions...music perfect for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas.

Legendary jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis will be interviewed by Chris Cooke on Thursday's Jazz In The Afternoon, between 1:00-3:00 PM.

A podcast of the interview will be available late Thursday afternoon or early evening on our web site, www.kios.org.

Lewis is appearing Friday in Omaha at the Holland Performing Arts Center, with special guest Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire.

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.JIMMY BURNS / IT AIN'T RIGHT / DELMARK

2.FIONA BOYES / BOX & DICE / REFERENCE

3.TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS / METHOD TO MY MADNESS / ALLIGATOR

4.DANIELLE NICOLE / WOLF DEN / CONCORD MUSIC

5.SHEMEKIA COPELAND / OUTSKIRTS OF LOVE / ALLIGATOR

6.ZORA YOUNG & LITTLE MIKE & THE TORNADOES / FRIDAY NIGHT / ELROB

7.LAURA RAIN & THE CEASARS / GOLD / LRC

8.JOE LOUIS WALKER / EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE / PROVOGUE

9.ROBERT CRAY BAND / 4 NIGHTS OF 40 YEARS / PROVOGUE

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.BUDDY GUY / BORN TO PLAY GUITAR / RCA

2.BARRY LEVENSON / THE VISIT / RIP CAT

3.RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS / FATHER'S DAY / STONY PLAIN

4.JOHN PRIMER / MUDDY WATERS 100 / RAISIN' MUSIC

5.SAMANTHA FISH / WILD HEART / RUF

6.JOHN GINTY / NO FILTER / AMERICAN SHOWPLACE

7.ANDY T - NICK NIXON BAND / NUMBERS MAN / BLIND PIG

8.ZAC HARMON / RIGHT MAN RIGHT NOW / BLIND PIG

9.THE ROBERT CRAY BAND / 4 NIGHTS OF 40 YEARS / PROVOGUE

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