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Blues in the Afternoon with Mike Jacobs

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

2.SAMANTHA FISH / WILD HEART / RUF

3.THE BETTY FOX BAND / SLOW BURN / SELF

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

5.JOHN GINTY / NO FILTER / AMERICAN SHOWPLACE

6.ALBERT CUMMINGS / SOMEONE LIKE YOU / BLIND PIG

7.SONNY LANDRETH / BOUND BY THE BLUES / PROVOGUE

8.DAVID MICHAEL MILLER / SAME SOIL / SELF

9.BEY PAULE BAND / NOT GOIN' AWAY / BLUE DOT

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

KIOS BLUES CHART: MAY 2015

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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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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.

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

KIOS BLUES CHART AUGUST 2014

Sep 1, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART
AUGUST  2014

KIOS BLUES CHART JULY 2014

Aug 3, 2014

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Playing With Fire, Omaha’s sizzling, free summer concert tradition, will take place this year at an  expansive, new venue: seven-acre Turner Park with its iconic Pavilion and permanent stage. A free concert experience, open to the public, Playing with Fire’s 2014 schedule will play out over the course of two Thursday nights: June 26 and July 3, starting at 5:30 p.m.

June 26:
Opening act: Hector Anchondo
Supporting act: Ben Poole
Headliner: Jonas & the Massive Attraction

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Roy Orbison cared about two things in life more than anything else-music and family. Often, those two combined, but Roy's sons never got the chance to share the stage with their dad. They did find a tape of a song that Roy never finished, and as a family Roy's boys completed it as his backup band.

The James Hunter Six / Minute By Minute / Fantasy
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite / Get Up! / Stax
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters / Just For Today / Stony Plain
James Cotton / Cotton Mouth Man / Alligator
Dayna Kurtz / Secret Canon Vol. 2 / M.C.
Candye Kane / Coming Out Swingin' / Vizztone
Roomful of Blues / 45 Live / Alligator
Valerie June / Pushin' Against A Stone / Concord
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops / Daddy Told Me / Blind Pig
Guy Davis / Juba Dance / M.C.
Jim Allchin / Q.E.D. / Self Release

KIOS airs Lou's Legacy: A Lou Reed Appreciation Sunday night at 7:00pm.

Rock icon Lou Reed died earlier this week at age 71. His work as a member of the Velvet Underground and his years as a solo artist inspired generations of fans and musicians alike. To honor Reed, KIOS will air the two-hour special  Lou's Legacy: A Lou Reed Appreciation Sunday night at 7:00 .

On Sunday September 29th at 7:00PM KIOS will present The Band Radio Special. An in-depth look at one of rock music's most influential groups.

From their roots in rockabilly as the backing band for legend Ronnie Hawkins, to their years playing with Bob Dylan and their own rise to fame, The Band is one of the most celebrated and iconic groups of their time.

The hottest ticket this summer will be the Playing with Fire Concert Series in celebration of it's 10th anniversary of providing free music to area residents and visitors of all ages.

The concerts take place at Lewis & Clark Landing on Omaha's Riverfront with gates opening at 5pm Friday and 4pm Saturday.

Admission is free but free will donations will be accepted at the gate,with portions of the proceeds donated to the Food Bank of the Heartland and American Parkinson Disease Foundation/ Nebraska Chapter.

Line-Up:

The Jimi You Never Knew

May 3, 2013

2-HOUR Jimi Hendrix Special:
"The Jimi You Never Knew"
Sunday May 5th at 7:00PM

Blues at the Crossroads 2: Muddy & The Wolf

Jan 14, 2013

Omaha Performing Arts Presents BLUES AT THE CROSSROADS 2: Muddy & The Wolf on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center. This performance is part of the Omaha Performing Arts 2012/2013 Season.
Tickets for Blues at the Crossroads 2: Muddy & The Wolf start at $25 and can be purchased online at TicketOmaha.com, by phone at 402.345.0606, or at the Ticket Omaha office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets.

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