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.

Ways To Connect

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND / HARD ROAD TO HOE / SELF

2.TOOTS LORRAINE / MAKE IT EASY / CHAD DENT

3.HARRISON KENNEDY / THIS IS FROM HERE / ELECTRO FI

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

5.SMOKIN' JOE KUBECK & BNOIS KING / FAT MAN'S SHINE PARLOR / BLIND PIG

6.JEFF JENSEN / MOROSE ELEPHANT / SWING SUIT

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

8.DOUG McLEOD / EXACTLY LIKE THIS / REFERENCE

9.GREG NAGY / STRANDED / BIG O

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Artist / CD Title / Record Label

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