Jazz from KJEM

Listen to KJEM for plenty of jazz, 24 hours a day, broadcasting on 89.9 FM on the Palouse, online here and at KJEMJazz.org.

KJEM launched on November 1, 2013 as a teaching model for Washington State University students. KJEM is run under the supervision of Northwest Public Radio's staff.
KJEM provides opportunities for WSU students to develop their radio broadcasting skills by creating their own jazz shows. 

Learn here about how and why KJEM was launched as a teaching model for students.


Every Evening Starting at 7pm 

In addition to bringing you Jazz 24 seven days a week, KJEM is pleased to air the following programs evenings at 7:00pm every evening.

Mondays 7-8pm: Monday Night Jazz with Logan

Host Logan Plant brings you a handpicked selection of artists, old and new, as well as a varied mix of vocal jazz.

Tuesdays 7 – 8pm: Modern on the Mind 

Host Kevin Vallene is KJEM’s Student Operations Manager. Kevin offers the best in modern jazz.

Wednesdays 7 – 8pm: Jazz with Preston

Host Preston Snyder is KJEM’s Student Program Director. Preston is a musician who has eclectic interests in jazz, bringing you a mix of standards, big band, and new artists each week.

Thursdays 7 – 9pm: Jazz at 100 

In early 1917 the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recording. Jazz at 100 explores the stories and songs that followed over the next 100 years including the popular recordings and those that fell to the wayside.

Program Website:  http://www.wtju.net/jazz100/

Fridays 7 – 9pm:  Retro Cocktail Hour

A blast from the past.  Space age pop from Don Ho to Mel Torme, Henri Mancini to Percy Faith, with visits from the Tiki Lounge Crew and the Evil Genius Orchestra.

Program Website:  http://www.retrococktail.org/

Saturdays 7 – 8pm: Cool Jazz Countdown

How to learn about the latest and greatest in new jazz. The Cool Jazz Countdown highlights the top ten jazz albums of the week within the traditional and contemporary jazz scenes as well as interviews with some of the featured artists.

Program Website: http://countdown.podomatic.com/

Sundays 7 – 10pm:  Café Jazz

A three-hour exploration of jazz in its many forms.   Host Gene Knight  samples a wide variety of styles, well known and not-so-well known, each week.  Café Jazz is produced from the studios of AAPRC Affiliate WVAS-FM 90.7 at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.


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