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NPR's Toast of the Nation New ​Year's Eve to air on KIOS


A New Year's Eve tradition on NPR since 1979, Toast of the Nation
presents live jazz from venues around the country. The party gets
underway at 9:00pm. Your host is Christian McBride.

9:00pm: Quinteto Astor Piazzolla
10:00pm: Brandee Younger (Pictured)
11:00pm: Cory Henry
12:00am: Keyon Harrold and The Louis Cole Big Band

For recordings of these and Toast of Nation concerts from previous years, you may visit the NPR Toast of the Nation webpage

Happy New Year!

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.
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