WFSS 91.9 Honors America’s Birthday with a Day of Special Programs
In celebration of America’s 236th birthday on July 4th, 2013, WFSS 91.9 FM, your place for NPR news and jazz, proudly presents several special programs.
At 11:00 a.m., tune in for BLUE NOTE SOUNDS, hosted by Jim Luce. This program features well-known 20th century producer Alfred Lyons known for bringing a diverse group of musicians into the studio to conceive, compose and make jazz records without compromise. BLUE NOTE SOUNDS provides an outstanding mix of jazz featuring music greats such as Horace Silver, J.J. Johnson, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan, Billy Higgins, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cobham, Jackie McLean and more.
At 12:00 noon, listen to SFJAZZ that captures the historic opening night concert of the San Francisco Jazz Center. SFJAZZ features all-stars McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Joshua Redman, Bobby Hutcherson, Esperanza Spalding, Mary Stallings, John Handy, Pete Escovedo, Regina Carter, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, John Santos, and Miguel Zenon. Bill Cosby is the on-stage host and WWOZ’s Sondra Bibb and WBGO’s Josh Jackson are the broadcast hosts.
Then at 8:00 p.m. live from Washington DC, join WFSS for A CAPITOL FOURTH being broadcast from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR’s Korva Coleman, this event features performances from some of America’s best known celebrities and musical artists, including legendary Barry Manilow; Candice Glover, the Season 12 winner of American Idol; country music artist and North Carolinian Scotty McCreery; actor and singer Darren Criss; classical crossover star Jackie Evancho; Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty; and five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams conducting music from the Oscar-winning film Lincoln with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The show concludes with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with live cannon fire provided by The United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and now an A Capitol Fourth tradition.
Also participating in the event are The Choral Arts Society of Washington, along with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band, members of the Armed Forces carrying the state and territorial flags and the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.
WFSS 91.9 FM is the NPR News and Jazz radio station broadcasting from the campus of Fayetteville State University and serves Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the 12 surrounding counties.
For more information, you may call WFSS Program Director, Jan Wright at (910) 672-2038 or e-mail email@example.com.