88.1FM WFSK presents special educational programming regularly, with extended programming during Black History Month to highlight significant events and persons, which define our past, our present, and our future.
Among our many offerings are a variety of informative programs or historic specials from Public Radio International or other educational institutions. WFSK educational emphasis can be heard in our diverse jazz music specials, documentaries, and noteworthy :60 minute program specials. Among them are:
WFSK Presents: “From the Fisk Memorial Chapel Series”
60 to 90 minute broadcasts of significant historic speakers, services and convocations held at the Fisk Memorial Chapel during the course of the year. Additionally, documentary or biographical specials are produced by WFSK staff and presented under the WFSK Presents banner.
Reflections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WFSK’s annual eight-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the nationally recognized King Day blends speeches delivered by King himself, with commentary from distinguished persons who knew him personally, followed by music from the World Famous Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Jazz Music Specials & Music Artist Tributes
Several times a year, 88.1FM WFSK presents 60 minute public radio specials which may concentrate on jazz history or its significance in Americana. Our music specials may include note-worthy performances or artist tributes. (i.e. Isaac Hayes: A Tennessee Treasure Music Biography)
Programming & Feature Sponsorship Opportunities
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio winner of the Peabody Award for excellence in radio broadcasting, is produced by Murray Street Productions on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center and airs twice a week on WFSK.
The Tavis Smiley Show
The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. The weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations, along with feature reports and regular commentators Cornel West, Connie Rice, J.C. Watts, Omar Wasow, Dr. Ian Smith, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Michael Eric Dyson, Antonio Gonzalez and George Johnson.
What’s the 411? with Sharon Kay
What’s the 411? With Sharon Kay is two-hour of live spontaneous empowerment, educational talk program, which airs live twice a week from the studios of 88.1FM WFSK at Historic Fisk University in Nashville. The award-winning syndicated program has hosted fundraisers, community-based initiatives, connected mentors & family members to one another, hosted political forums, & lead community-based initiatives.
Jazz Zone Entertainment Report
The Jazz Zone Entertainment Report airs 5-times a day at 12:20am, 8:40am, 8:40pm, 12:20pm, 3:20pm 4-days a week. The Jazz Zone Entertainment Report includes events in the arts, jazz and other fun activities in the middle Tennessee area.
88.1 Jazz “Artist of the Week” Music Feature
Each Thursday from noon to 1pm, during the Best of Smooth & Contemporary Jazz in the Midday, we feature “prime” CD selections from the artist new project and a live interview. WFSK highlight a new CD release or a new emerging artist project we want our listeners to watch for. In some cases, listeners are treated to hearing the project before it hits the store shelves.
Gospel News Express
L.A. music industry correspondent Phyllis Cadell fills you in on the latest news from the gospel music industry each Sunday during The Real Gospel with the X-Man program. Artist releases, ministry conventions, major signings, label moves, book deals, & more. Phyllis lets the listeners in on the “who’s who” & the “what’s what” in Christian music.
The Faith Connection Events Calendar
The Faith Connection Calendar gives a capsule of the week’s faith-based activities, a perfect sponsorship opportunity for churches, ministries, or community-minded organizations. The Faith Connection Calendar airs Wednesday through Friday, five times per day, every week, & twice per day on Saturday and Sunday.
Joy N’ Jazz
Making a joyful noise in jazz best describes the Joy N’ Jazz program, the first of its kind in Nashville. Gospel Jazz music from Christian jazz artists is both uplifting & inspiring.
Black Business Minute with Dr. Fran Harris
Former WNBA Champion and former Fortune 100 sales executive, Dr. Fran Harris offers tips and strategies for those in business or thinking of going into business in the Black Business Minute capsulized segments, which air twice a day, twice per week. As a business coach and consultant she currently works with solo entrepreneurs all the way up to multi-billion dollar companies, helping them to reach their true potential.
New Urban Jazz Lounge with Bob Baldwin
The New Urban Jazz Lounge is a very unique blend of Contemporary Jazz, fused with Urban and Brazil flavors. International jazz recording artist Bob Baldwin continues to broaden the palette of contemporary jazz in the hearts and minds of music lovers worldwide.
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