Local Programs -All That Jazz
All That Jazz
with George Graham
Weeknights 7pm-8pm on WVIA-FM
All That Jazz presents an hour of straight- ahead acoustic jazz with the emphasis on today's finest performers. Regular features include the Tuesday night Venerable Jazz segment, the Thursday new releases edition, and requests on Friday.
The Scranton Jazz Festival Broadcast
In the lead-up to the 15th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, WVIA-FM presents comprehensive coverage of the 2018 festival over five nights on All That Jazz, July 15-19 from 7 to 8 PM. Series producer/host George Graham will feature music from all the sets given over the festival, from veteran artists like Delfeayo Marsalis to performances by the student bands, along with a set by jazz guitarist and Yankees baseball all-star Bernie Williams. Also included will be interviews with some of the artists.
The schedule (starting at 7 PM each day):
Monday, July 15: the Special EFX All Stars featuring violinist Regina Carter / The Voodoo BBQ Brass Band
Tuesday, July 16: Bernie Williams Collective
Wednesday, July 17: Teen Town (young fusion trio) / the Camp Crescendo student bands
Thursday, July 18: Harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens / La Cuchina (Latin jazz)
Friday, July 19: The Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band with special guest NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis
All That Jazz
Meet the Team
One of the first staff members at WVIA. Produces and hosts Mixed Bag, All That Jazz and Homegrown Music on WVIA Radio, and the Homegrown Music Concerts on WVIA-TV.
Graham was the first employee of WVIA Radio, and has been on the WVIA staff since 1972. A native and resident of Carbondale, PA, he is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he majored in electrical engineering. He joined the WVIA staff in connection with the studio design and construction of WVIA-FM, but with his four years of on-air experience at the Duke University radio station, he immediately moved into on-air work. He sought to bring the kind of eclectic contemporary music radio programming that marked student radio at Duke (where he was program director) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He introduced Mixed Bag, which has become purportedly the longest continuously-running program of what is now called "album adult alternative" music in the country. Graham introduced Homegrown Music, a program to spotlight talented regional artists in performances from the station's studio. The series has been running continuously as a weekly series since 1976, and includes weekly recording session broadcasts, and monthly live concerts performed before a studio audience.
He also hosts WVIA's All That Jazz, and presents extensive annual radio coverage of the region's jazz festivals from Delaware Water Gap and Scranton. Graham has written for regional publications, and also works as a free-lance recording engineer, producer and mastering engineer.