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Join Patty Peterson in honoring our jazz pioneers. The broadcast of the Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders concert, recorded live at the Minnesota History Center in April is now available on demand. Patty reminisces with several Twin Cities jazz legends who have achieved local and national acclaim: Bob Gilbertson on drums, Ahmed AbdulKarim on trumpet...
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Jazz88 and the North High Radio class presented the annual Student Awards Ceremony Thursday night, May 24th at the Davis Center, Minneapolis Public Schools’ headquarters. The event honored achievement and excellence in radio broadcasting among high school students participating in this long-running curriculum. Students, families and staff enjoyed a delicious sandwich buffet from Barbette. The keynote...
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In the first four months of 2018, Jazz88 has achieved the highest audience share of any major-market full-time Jazz radio station in the United States.  The Nielsen Audio ratings for the January through April period of 2018 show Jazz88 topped Jazz stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Denver and Portland on the critical measure of Average AQH Share: put...
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Steinway Artist, Butch Thompson, has been hosting Jazz Originals on Jazz88 for 25 years, and that’s cause for celebration! The formula for this long-running weekly radio show is simple: Butch plays and discusses vintage jazz recordings. With just enough background and analysis, Butch puts the listener in touch with the music’s inventors. This 25 year...
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It is a great privilege and honor to announce that KBEM has been voted into the Minnesota Blues Society’s  Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in the category of ‘Blues Art, Literature and Media.’  This honor is awarded to an individual or entity with at least twenty years of history performing at the highest level of achievement...
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