Clay Yager developed an interest in music at an early age. Yager's mother was a local
singer on radio WREC in the Peabody Hotel, during the early 40's and his father always
enjoyed and played Big Band and Swing records. Yager found his personal favorites
to be R&B artists like the Temptations, James Brown, as well as blues artists like
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. Somewhere along the way Yager found
Jazz music and began his career in radio during the spring of 1974 at Southwestern
College radio station WL YX FM-89.
Yager began his career sharing a three hour program called "Jazz Left & Right." However
it wasn't long before he began hosting his own show, "Excursions In Jazz" and later
"Waves." Yager moved on to work for WHRK 97 FM and then WMC-FM 100 both for short
periods of time. Then in '86 Yager began moved to WEGR Rock 103 FM, where he hosted
"Jazz Brunch" every Sunday. It was not until 1992 that Yager began working for WUMR
as the host of "Island Dreams" and Waves."
These days you can hear Yager or "Babalu" every Thursday evening from seven to midnight
as the host of "After Dinner Jazz" and "Late Night Jazz."
WUMR The Jazz Lover U92 FM
3745 Central Avenue
G13 Theatre and Communication Building
Phone: (901) 678-2560
Fax: (901) 678-4899
Request Line: (901) 678-4867
Jazz Connection: (877) 955-JAZZ
Underwriting: (901) 690-5421