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NPR's Toast of the Nation Tonight at 9:00

Tune in for NPR's Toast of the Nation tonight at 9:00 PM for live jazz performances to ring in the new year! It's an NPR holiday tradition that goes back to the 1970s. Once again this year, it's an all-star lineup of talent from coast to coast, but in a socially distanced setting. Here's the lineup...

9:00: The Catherine Russell Trio from Dizzy's Club in New York

10:00: The Jazz Gallery All-Stars from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

11:00: KOKOROKO at the Royal Albert Hall in London

12:00: Pink Martini from Portland, Oregon

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.