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June 18 Jam Session Will Kick Off WUMR "Jazz in June" Radiothon
For release: June 5, 2006
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WUMR will kick off an eight-day Jazz in June Radiothon with its first live jam session featuring some of the biggest names in Memphis jazz. The Jazz in June Kickoff Jam is set for Sunday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jack Robinson Gallery, located at 44 Huling Avenue in Downtown's historic South Main District.

Admission is $3 and includes food and beverages, as well as live jazz. The Tony Thomas Trio will serve as the house band and will perform with such musical guests as Fat Sonny Williams, Ruby Wilson, Sal Crocker, and Jack Cooper.

The Jazz in June Radiothon on WUMR U-92 runs June 18-25. Donations will help fund operating expenses at the station. The Kickoff Jam is made possible in part by Laurelwood Shopping Center, Mid-South Jazz Foundation, and Southwestern Distributing.

WUMR is the only jazz station in Memphis. Known as "The Jazz Lover," the 25,000-watt station serves listeners within a 60-mile radius of Memphis. Its playlist blends contemporary and traditional jazz with a touch of fusion, Latin, and New Age music. WUMR is staffed almost exclusively by students and volunteers.

As the radio voice of the University of Memphis, the station serves the area with educational, sports, and community service programming. It also functions as a learning laboratory for students, providing them experience in announcing, news reporting and writing, talk-show hosting, and sportscasting. In addition to on-air positions, students serve in management roles in various departments, such as music, production, traffic, news, and sports.

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