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Joyann Parker on Blues in the Afternoon Monday

Blues singer Joyann Parker from Minneapolis will be the guest Monday on Blues in the Afternoon with host Mike Jacobs. The interview will take place at 2:00 along with some tracks from her new album.

Parker's new album Out of the Dark has been getting heavy airplay around the country since it's release in February. Parker is coming to Omaha for two shows at The Jewell on Saturday April 17.

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.