First Friday Jazz October 3
KCCK Will Broadcast Live from the Opus Concert Cafe
The Opus Concert Cafe, located next to the Paramount Theatre in downtown Cedar Rapids,
continues its jazz series October 3 with Max Willman.
The First Friday Jazz Series features an eclectic mix of jazz, Latin and contemporary music the first Friday of every month.
Doors at Opus open at 4:30 p.m. with live music from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $12.
If you can't be there in person, the first set of each performance of the series is broadcast live on KCCK.
The Opus Concert Cafe is operated by Orchestra Iowa.
JazzWeek Honors KCCK, Bob Stewart
2014 Station of the Year, Programmer of the YearKCCK has been named Station of the Year for Markets 88-plus for the fourth time by JazzWeek and Bob Stewart has been tabbed as Program Director of the Year for an unprecedented sixth time (he also won in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Stewart was on hand to receive the awards at the annual JazzWeek Summit in San Jose. JazzWeek is the national airplay chart for jazz radio, based on measured airplay data provided by Mediaguide. Nominees for the awards are selected by JazzWeek subscribers, including jazz radio programmers, jazz record company executives and independent jazz radio record promoters.
KCCK Wins IBNA Award
Clean Up Your Act CitedKCCK's Clean Up Your Act took first place in the Iowa Broadcast News Association's 2013 News Awards Contest in the In-Depth/Series category for expanded reports or series that provide background and understanding of a specific news event or issue. The award was announced at IBNA's 2014 convention in Cedar Rapids May 3. Produced by George Dorman since 1991, Clean Up Your Act highlights the need for energy conservation and other environmental issues. It airs weekdays at 6:35 a.m. and 3:35 p.m., Saturday at 9:20 a.m. and Sunday at 8:20 a.m. It's the third year in a row that Clean Up Your Act has been honored with this award. Listen to Clean Up Your Act podcasts. IBNA is a non-profit corporation of radio-TV news directors, reporters, producers, public relations professionals and others from Iowa and its adjacent states.
Top 88 of 2013
The Dave Douglas Quintet's"Time Travel" CD was the most-played on KCCK during 2013. Kyle Eastwood's "The View From Here" was the second most-popular on our airwaves. Ken Peplowski's "Maybe September" came in third. Tierney Sutton's "After Blue" was Number-88. You can purchase all 88 CDs through Amazon.com and a portion of your purchase will go to support KCCK. Just click on (Purchase) next to the title of each CD. Click here to see the entire list.
KCCK Producers Choose Top 10s of 2013
KCCK's music producers have each chosen their 10 favorite jazz, smooth jazz and blues releases from 2013. Their top choices range from Enrico Rava to Dave Bennett, Anat Cohen to George Duke and Dave Koz as well as Tommy Flanagan and Jaki Byard. Click here to see their choices.
Shop in the KCCK On-Line Store
Proceeds Help Support ProgrammingSupport KCCK by purchasing great jazz music or merchandise in our online store. Purchase CDs -- including the latest Corridor Jazz Project CD -- Got Jazz? T-shirts (modeled at left by jazz saxaphonist Anat Cohen) in both men's and women's styles, coffee mugs and much more. You can also purchase tickets for various KCCK events. There's something for every jazz lover. All proceeds from on-line store sales go to support KCCK. Click here to browse through the KCCK Store's inventory.
Donate Your Used Car to KCCK
Receive a deduction on your tax return
Thinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck, or other vehicle? Donate it to KCCK instead! Take part in our Vehicle Donation Program and support the radio programs you love on KCCK and receive a tax deduction when you itemize your return. Click here for more information.
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