on-air programs

Our station plays #themusicyoulove in addition to informational shows honoring Black culture, music, and history.

Jazz Cafe

Host: Gene Knight

Café Jazz is a three-hour straight-ahead jazz program that is high-energy, engaging, and classic. Host and jazz aficionado Gene Knight has honed his craft and knowledge of the music for over three decades. Yet, the feel of the show is fresh and filled with vitality. Some of the music is old, some new. However, because of the mix and 
juxtaposition of tunes, listeners can hear this music, even the classics feel new.

the soul of jazz

Host: Jamal Ahmad

“The Soul of Jazz” combines the best in classic and contemporary soul/jazz, international rhythms, dance music and other gender-bending styles–  and this mix has garnered fans from all over the world. Using jazz as the foundation, Ahmad has managed to create a sound that blurs the lines between style and category.  Mixed with jazz, you’ll hear touches of new urban sounds from Brazil, Africa, and the U.K. 

Host: Will Downing

The AAPRC Network welcomes sophisticated soul vocalist Will Downing, host of \The Wind Down\to our line-up.  A recording artist since 1988, Will's 28-year 
career has produced 20 albums, selling over 4 million copies worldwide.  
Will Downing's tender, sultry renditions of love ballads have been a universal staple 
on \Quiet Storm\ playlists for nearly three decades. 


Host: Nate Butler

Nate is a song writer, producer, and has worked with Luther Vandross, Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice, Houston, Craig David, Backstreet Boys, 3LW, Christina Milian, Stacie Orrico, JoJo, Aaron Carter, The Cheetah Girls, Jay Sean, Guy Sebastian, Justin Bieber, JoJo, Tiwa Savage and many others. Nate has also been a part of 45+ million records sold worldwide at last count.


Host: Gina Carter-Simmers

A Profiles in Women's History (Modular Series) takes us back to the past to the amazing soul from the amazing songstress, like Lil Hardin Armstrong, with King Oliver's Band. Valerie Maynard (sculptor, printmaker and designer), Carmen De Lavallade (dancer, choreographer, actress), and many more. Lorem ipsum text goes here to fll in the space and make the boxes align.

Insightful Musings for the Soul

Host: Hanif Sa Shekhem

As your host, I will curate an array of textured, diverse, and soul stirring rhythms designed to awaken your intellectual, somatic, and sensory perception. Journey with me as we ascend to higher vibrational
tones bringing to light Drums, Afro Beat, Jazz, Latin Groove, Soulful Vocalists, Spoken Word, Urban Instrumentals, and much more.