Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: May 27, 2013

Byron Stripling leads the Columbus Jazz Orchestra in a special broadcast series every Friday night in June at 7 pm on 89.7 NPR News.  Photo: CJO

Byron Stripling leads the Columbus Jazz Orchestra in a special broadcast series every Friday night in June at 7 pm on 89.7 NPR News. Photo: CJO

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, for the first time, will be featured on 89.7 NPR News Friday nights in June with broadcasts starting at 7 pm. The CJO will be providing the following lineup taped for broadcast by WOSU during the past year’s ‘Swingin with the CJO concert series.

All broadcasts on 89.7 NPR News on Fridays at 7 pm –

June 7 -      Come Together — Gershwin, Lennon and McCartney
June 14 -     Ragtime, Blues and Beyond — roots of jazz
June 21 -     Big Band on Broadway — Bernstein, Basie and Broadway hits
June 28 -     Piano Men — Joel, John & Wonder

Enjoy your Friday nights with our own Columbus Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Byron Stripling!  And don’t forget their JazZoo series starting in July.  It is simply a wonderful experience.


  • DWIGHT BOBSON

    The premise is faulty. NPR does not depend on federal funds. Local stations depend on federal funds and that’s where federal funds go. Each local station is governed by its own local community and provides programming for its local community per its local board policies and its community advisory boards, based on local needs and interests. Each station chooses to buy, or not buy, programs from individual production companies and producers, for example, American Public Media, Public Media International, NPR, Association of Independents in Public radio, etc. Each station also produces its own programs. Some local stations, mostly in rural and smaller communities, depend on federal funds for up to 50% of their budget. Stations in the larger markets may get less than 5% federal funds. So to cut federal dollars is to prevent the smallest communities the opportunity to have locally controlled public media. Based on the facts, the discussion is very different from the one being presented.