KGNU Community Radio Announces New Radio Show: Roots of Jazz

Boulder, CO., November 13, 2020- KGNU Community Radio is pleased to announce its newest radio show: Roots of Jazz. Roots of Jazz, a program dedicated to the underpinnings and history of this important American genre, is coupled with the KGNU’s long-running program Ragtime America, hosted by ragtime authority/composer/pianist Jack Rummel in the same time slot. This one-of-a-kind show will be broadcast on the third Thursday of every month from 8:00-9:00 p.m. MST.

Together, Ragtime America and Roots of Jazz represent the genesis of jazz. Ragtime started with the advent of syncopation in the piano-centric genre and spread to horn-based ensembles playing polyphonic melodies, now known as traditional jazz. With its beginnings in New Orleans’ African American community in the late 1800s, KGNU’s new radio show Roots of Jazz will educate, illuminate and share the expanse of jazz history with listeners in the community and around the globe at and

Tune in for the inaugural show on November 19 with Dan Willging, a longtime KGNU DJ, and nationally known music journalist. Other DJs in this monthly rotation include Carl Armon and Joanne Cole. 

About KGNU Community Radio
KGNU is a volunteer-powered, listener-supported community radio station, heard locally at 88.5 FM in Boulder and Denver, 1390 AM in Denver, 93.7 FM in the Nederland and Ward area, 98.7 FM in Fort Collins, and online at We seek to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals, groups, issues, and music that have been overlooked, suppressed, or under-represented by other media. The station seeks to expand the listening audience through the excellence of its programming without compromising the principles stated here. For more information or to get involved visit:

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