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Jana Lee Ross Debuts Friday on Jazz Network on KIOS


Jana Lee Ross will make her debut Friday January 7 at 9:00pm Central on the Jazz Network from WFMT in Chicago. The Jazz Network is carried on over 270 outlets nationwide, including KIOS-FM.

Ross spent 20 years as Director of Music at KCME in Colorado Springs, Colorado programming both classical and jazz. Ross is also a pianist and vocalist performing in Colorado.

Tune in to KIOS at 9pm Friday night for the debut of new Jazz Network host Jana Lee Ross.

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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