KORY (Jazzie K.) WARD

Radio Personality

Jazzie K. Ward is the on-air name of Kory R. Ward, the longtime host of the Saturday morning show, A Saturday Jazz Affair, Artist Talk, that is featured on Alabama State University’s, WVAS-FM90.7 Smooth Jazz Radio. Jazzie started at WVAS-FM90.7 in 1997 and has been playing smooth jazz ever since.  To his credit, Kory has hosted several Jazz Festivals (Jazz in the Park, Nat King Cole Jazz Festival; Jazz in the Grass); Daily aired shows (Jazz Flavors, The Red Eye Flight Overnight) and so on. 

Kory is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KWARD Radio, LLC, the parent company of WKRW-DB an online licensed radio station where he broadcast smooth jazz sounds as well as interview artist of all genres for his evening show “Jazzie After Dark” Artist Talk. 

Moving forward in his career, Kory currently works full-time at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) where he is committed to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  He has worked for other prominent organizations such as (Rosa Parks Museum, Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), and Alabama Department of Tourism).

Kory studied at Post University where he received his Associate and Bachelor of Science degree in General Management and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Counseling.   When not preoccupied by other local activities, Kory enjoys spending time with his family, attending collegiate and professional sports entertainment as well as attending other arts and cultural events.