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WVAS Jazz Appreciation Month

Apr 22, 2021

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Hurricane Sally: Closings & Cancellations

Sep 16, 2020

  Hurricane Sally is prompting closings and cancellations in our area. This is the latest list from Alabama News Network. We will be updating this list, so check back often.

SCHOOLS:

June 9 WVAS to honor the memory of George Floyd

Jun 8, 2020

     On Tuesday, June 9 at 2 p.m., WVAS joins radio stations nationwide to play Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," in commemoration of the life of George Floyd. Floyd’s gruesome killing May 25 has been the focus of international protests. Many communities are struggling with the issues raised by his death, including racial injustice and police misconduct.

WVAS, the Voice of Alabama State University received a best in broadcasting award at the 2020 ABBY awards dinner; which was held at The Club Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, March 7. News reporter and talk show host Robb Taylor and news director Melanie Hogan received an ABBY award for Best Medium Market Talk Show. This is the seventh consecutive year that the weekly talk show 90.7 Perspectives has received recognition for being one of Alabama's best in broadcasting.

Jazz Hall of Famer, Mr. Fred Wesley recently had a phone interview with WVAS program director Jay Holcey detailing his ties to WVAS and Alabama State University. The insightful interview details his time working with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s and how he got his start with Parliament-Funkadelic. Wesley's love for the trombone still remains consistent and he reassures Holcey that he still has his pipes. Production for this documentary wraps mid February, stay tuned for the documentary to listen to the full interview.

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