Blues in the Afternoon with Mike Jacobs

Mondays, 1pm - 3pm

Mike Jacobs has hosted Blues in the Afternoon on KIOS-FM since its inception on October 4, 1994. Since that time, he has produced more than 500 shows and featured more than 8,000 songs.

The theme music at the beginning of the program, "Juke" by Little Walter, has become a familiar introduction to the weekly show.

Mike Jacobs  became interested in Blues when he was a student at Technical High School, which is where the KIOS studios are now located. 

His interest in the music of Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones led him to the Blues artists who inspired them and a deeper appreciation and understanding of the genre.

He honed his broadcasting skills as a student of the broadcasting program at Tech and was a member of its last graduating class(1984). Jacobs went on to study broacasting at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he produced a Friday afternoon Blues program at the student run-station KBLZ.  In addition to working at KIOS-FM, Jacobs has also worked at several Omaha area commercial radio stations as on-air talent. 

Jacobs says his favorite Blues song is Robert Johnson's Hell Hound on My Tail.

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.THE LUCKY LOSERS / A WINNING HAND / WEST TONE

2.CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE / I AIN'T LYIN' / HENRIETTA

3.ROY ROGERS / INTO THE WILD BLUE / CHOPS NOT CHAPS

4.DEBBIE DAVIES / LOVE SPIN / VIZZTONE

5.KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS / MEET ME IN BLUES LAND / ALLIGATOR

6.RICK VITO / MOJO ON MY SIDE / DELTA GROOVE

7.HENRY GRAY & BOB CORRITORE / SESSIONS VOL. 1 / DELTA GROOVE

8.HANK MOWERY / EXCUSES PLENTY / BLUE BELLA

9.SONNY LANDRETH / BOUND BUY THE BLUES / PROVOGUE

KIOS BLUES CHART: MAY 2015

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

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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

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

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