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Night Lights on Labor Day–Chicago and Elsewhere

labor posterWDCB, one of two stations in the Chicago area that continue to broadcast jazz, is airing three Night Lights programs in a row on Labor Day Monday evening, from 7 to 10 p.m. Central Time–Cats Who Swing and Sing: Women Singer-Pianists of the 1940s and 50s, 1959: Jazz’s Vintage Year, and Porgy and Bess: the 1950s Jazz Revival. KUNV-Las Vegas will also broadcast The Horace Silver Songbook at 10 a.m. Pacific Time Monday morning, on the eve of Silver’s 80th birthday. (KMHD-Portland, Oregon, which carries Night Lights weekly, will air the Silver program in its regular Monday 8 p.m. PT timeslot.) As always, this weekend’s show will be available by Monday for online listening as well. Happy Labor Day… with hopes for a cool autumn ahead.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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  • antropo

    Hello people, it is Labor Day! I’m happy with my extra day off, and I am planning to doing something fun that’ll probably involve a bike ride and seeing something new in Ruskin I haven’t seen yet.
    You write new post on a Monday at the labor day? … HaPPY BloGgiNG!

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