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Juke in the Back Debuts January 9th at 7:00PM

Juke in the Back, a weekly examination of post war Rhythm and Blues music will make it's debut on Saturday January 9th at 7:00 PM  replacing 12th Street Jump that is ending production.

Juke in the Back, hosted by longtime radio personality Matt The Cat, celebrates the rich history of early Rhythm and Blues with artist spotlights, surveys of a particular year or the music of the famous independent record labels that dominated the post war scene.

Artists like Fars Domino, Professor Longhair, Omaha native Wynonie Harris, LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown and many others made their name and built the foundation for the rock and roll explosion to come.

Mike Jacobs has been with KIOS since 1988 while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mike began his career at KIOS working weekends acting as local host for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He also hosted Morning Edition from 1990-1996. Mike began hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Afternoon” in October 1994 and took on the responsibilities of jazz programming and maintaining the music library in 1996. He has held the position of Music Director since 2002. In addition to hosting “Jazz in the Afternoon” on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mike also helps with assembling music for “Jazz From Studio One” hosted by the advanced radio students at the Omaha Public Schools Career Center. Mike is an Omaha native and graduated from Technical High School in 1984.