Special Programming on Saturday April 18 for Spring Membership Campaign

We did it once before and you really helped us out during that pledge week. So, back by popular demand, WNCU will offer special programming on Saturday, April 18th for the spring membership campaign. From 9am until noon, we will air specials that give an in depth and historical look at some of your favorite recordings and artists who have made an indelible impact on American music.Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the most popular jazz recording of all time, Kind of Blue, still fascinates even the most experienced jazz listener with its timeless beauty. At 9am, join us for a documentary on the making of Kind of Blue. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue explores the 2 day session in 1959 that changed life for Miles Davis and jazz fans forever. Interviews with Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Cobb, and many others help tell the story of the Kind of Blue sessions. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue will air at 9am.

In the late 60’s, the world was introduced to the distinct sound of music originating out of Philadelphia. That’s when Philadelphia International Records landed on the musical map. Love Train, a one hour special, hosted by Jeff Foxx, explores the story of Philadelphia International Records, their impact on soul and r&b music using stories and music from several of their artists, including the contribution of writers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Love Train will air at 10am.

At 11am, WNCU will broadcast Sam Cooke: Bring It on Home to Me, a one hour special on the life and music of one of America’s greatest gifts to music, Sam Cooke. This documentary starts with Cooke’s earliest days as a gifted gospel singer and follows his transition to becoming one of the greatest R&B singers of all time. This special will air at 11am.

Show your commitment to the music and to the station that brings radio worth listening to every day. If you love Miles Davis, Sam Cooke or Soul from Philadelphia and want to keep it on the air, make your voice heard by calling 919-560-9628.