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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10:52 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Mike's Top 12 Blues CDs of 2014

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11:39 am
Tue November 25, 2014

USAF Band Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series 2014

Once again KIOS will air the United Stats Air Force Band's Jazz Heritage Series which will feature special guests. This year we will air the series on three consecutive days over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The first show on Wednesday November 26th will feature jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini. On Thanksgiving day, renowned trombonist Andy Martin will be featured. And on Friday, it's vibraphonist Joe Locke. All will be backed by the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, The Airmen of Note.

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10:32 am
Wed November 5, 2014

JAZZ FROM STUDIO ONE: NOVEMBER

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:

November 6: The Sound of Jazz 1964: A program of jazz from 50 years ago including tracks from George Benson, Sarah Vaughan and Miles Davis

November 20: Jazz Vocalists:  An hour of vocalists from legendary performers like
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to today's outstanding talent such as Kurt Elling and Angela Hagenbach

 

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10:48 am
Mon November 3, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART: OCTOBER 2014

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5:24 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Bob Dylan-The Complete Basement Tapes

KIOS will air a one-hour documentary Sunday night, November 2  at 7:00PM which
chronicles the recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967 that
became known as "The Basement Tapes". The program will feature the
music and stories behind one of the most significant moments in pop
culture in the last 50 years.

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12:09 am
Mon October 6, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART SEPTEMBER 2014

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL
1.JOHNNY WINTER / STEP BACK / MEGAFORCE
2.MARCIA BALL / THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN / ALLIGATOR
3.MISSISSIPPI HEAT / WARNING SHOT / DELMARK
4.ROB STONE / GOTTA KEEP ROLLIN' / MARQUEE
5.GRADY CHAMPION / BOOTLEG WHISKEY / MALACO
6.ELVIN BISHOP / CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT / ALLIGATOR
7.BIG HARP GEORGE / CHROMATICISM / BLUES MOUNTAIN
8.MISSY ANDERSEN / IN THE MOMENT / MAIN SQUEEZE
9.ETTA BRITT / ETTA DOES DELBERT / BRITTUNES
10.JP SOARS / FULL MOON NIGHT IN MEMPHIS / SOARS HIGH

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8:49 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Jazz From Studio One: October

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.

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

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7:47 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

KIOS Jazz CD Of The Month: The Cookers / Time And Time Again / Motema

The new disc by the septet The Cookers harkens back to the
days of the classic hard bop sessions on Blue Note by Art Blakey's
Jazz Messengers, Wayne Shorter and Jackie McLean.

The music soars with fine soloing on the front line with Billy Harper on
tenor, Donald Harrison on alto and two trumpeters, David Weiss and Eddie
Henderson. The rhythm section of pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil
McBee and drummer Billy Hart keep things firmly grounded and in the pocket.

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5:40 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

A Tribute to Walter Trout

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10:29 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART JUNE 2014

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