Like many academics, I’m very much a night person, which means that “morning” starts for me around 10:30 or 11 AM. One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals here in Atlanta since I moved back two years ago has been to listen to Big Band Jump on Album 88 (from 11 AM-12 Noon).
I’m not a huge fan of big band music in the sense that I probably wouldn’t go out and buy big band CDs (my tastes skew more towards indie rock), but I find this show to be an incredible soothing, comforting listen. Part of the appeal is certainly the Buckhead-based host, Don Kennedy, whose enthusiasm for and encyclopedic knowledge of the music is captivating.
This article provides some great background about Kennedy, who once owned WKLS-FM (before it became 96 Rock) and Channel 36, among his many other accomplishments in the Atlanta media scene.