WFMT Jazz Network Adds New Host Clifford Brown, Jr. and Premieres New Schedule with Co-hosts Greg Bridges and Lee Thomas

CHICAGO-March 1, 2016: The WFMT Radio Network is proud to announce the addition of Clifford Brown, Jr. to the Jazz Network beginning on March 15, 2016. A syndicated hourly program, the Jazz Network is the preeminent hosted Jazz music service heard on over 270 outlets nationwide. Clifford Brown, Jr. joins current hosts Greg Bridges and Lee Thomas, and replaces longtime host Bob Parlocha, who passed away last year.

“We’re delighted to add Clifford to the Jazz Network,” said Steve Robinson, General Manager of the WFMT Radio Network. “His knowledge, passion and love of the music have been the hallmarks of his long and distinguished career in radio and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Jazz Network team.”

In July of 2015, following Bob Parlocha’s death, the WFMT Radio Network partnered with KCSM Jazz 91 in San Mateo, CA, to select new hosts and produce new hours for the Jazz Network. Since KCSM was Bob Parlocha’s home station, with his signature show “Dinner Jazz,” the partnership was a natural fit in terms of style and format.

“We are delighted to have Clifford Brown Jr., the son of trumpet titan Clifford Brown, bring his nearly forty years of Jazz broadcasting expertise to hundreds of thousands of Jazz radio listeners throughout the United States each week through The Jazz Network” said Alisa Clancy, Program Director of KCSM Jazz91.

“He’s been thrilling our ears with his warm voice for many years here in the San Francisco Bay Area and we know that listeners from coast to coast will be captivated by his Jazz acumen and enticing on-air style.”

More information, including full details on the updated hourly release schedule and a how-to guide for changing your PRX subscription information for current Jazz Network Affiliates will be sent in an email directly to current subscribers, and staff will be available to help facilitate the transition and to help answer any questions.