“Live From The Workshop” on WMOT

WMOT’s HD channel is bringing back the radio series of live performances from the Jazz Cave originally aired on the radio station in the early 2000’s, through 2008! The project was lovingly edited and narrated by Laina Stanford, an NJW jazz vocal student and former college radio DJ, and features six seasons of live Jazz Cave performances. See the schedule below for upcoming shows:

2/23 – Chris Walters from a Jazz Cave performance of June 2005;
3/1 – Jeff Hall from the Jazz Cave in May of 2005;
3/8 – Rod McGaha in performance from August, 2005;
3/15 – Bruce & Sandra Dudley in July of 2005;
3/22 – Everett Greene from September, 2005;
3/29 – Connye Florance from September, 2005;
4/5 – Moe Denham from October, 2005;
4/12 – Bruce Dudley with strings from February of 2004.

Most of you are are probably familiar with WMOT, FM 89.5, formerly a 24-hour jazz station that changed formats and now broadcasts as Roots Radio. What you may not know is that WMOT maintains a secondary channel with robust jazz programming, the MTSU Jazz Network!

The Jazz Network operates on two FM frequencies that reach parts of Nashville (104.9) and Murfreesboro (92.3),  HD radio, and an online stream. You may well have HD radio in your car – half of all new cars these days do – , and listening online is as easy as Spotify!

Programming include of syndicated feeds from national jazz DJ’s, including Dee Alexander, Dave Schwan, Leslie Kenos, and John Hill (fun fact: Hill, now based in Chicago, started Fisk University’s first jazz station many years ago!). Also on the schedule are weekly shows familiar to longtime WMOT listeners such as The Brazilian Hour, Beale Street Caravan, and Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson. There’s also a 2-hour program of locally-programmed jazz from Program Director Greg Lee Sunday mornings at 8.

See below for a schedule of the week’s programming:

Visiting WMOT’s website (WMOT.org) you may not immediately see the link for the jazz stream, but clicking on the arrow in the upper right menu bar reveals the link, as in the screenshot below!