Gordon Spencer, who has hosted Jazz in the Afternoon on Fridays since October 2013, will host his final program on Friday April 23rd.
Spencer is leaving to focus on writing his memoir which will encompass a wide range of experiences including his years working in radio since the 1950's. While in New York , Spencer interviewed many jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to name just a few.
Spencer has had an appreciative and loyal following of listeners since he began hosting jazz on KIOS FM. His relaxed on air style and vast knowledge of jazz history kept the audience entertained each week as he explored the world of jazz. Birthday salutes to jazz greats or examining a classic jazz album from years gone by were some of the highlights of his weekly program.
We are sad to see Gordon leave, but look forward to seeing his memoir published including the many anecdotes he shared with staff here at KIOS of his years in broadcasting. We wish him well on his new project.
Mike Jacobs will take over the Friday time slot for Jazz In The Afternoon beginning Friday May 1.
Tune in for the final installment of Jazz in the Afternoon with Gordon Spencer on Friday, April 24th at 1pm on KIOS-FM.