WDCB Adds Ramsey Lewis As Rick O'Dell Exits
December 24, 2014 at 7:12 AM (PT)
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE noncommercial Jazz WDCB/GLEN ELLYN-CHICAGO is changing its SUNDAY lineup. ROBERT FEDER reports that starting JAN. 4th, “Legends of Jazz with RAMSEY LEWIS” will air from noon-2p, following DONA MULLEN’s “DCB Jazz" from 9a-2p. They will replace RICK O’DELL’s “SUNDAY Jazz Brunch,” which airs from 11a-2p.
“Legends of Jazz with RAMSEY LEWIS” features the music of the world’s greatest jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. “Anytime we can bring someone of RAMSEY’s caliber onboard at WDCB, it’s a big deal,” Station Manager DAN BINDERT said in a statement. “As a musician, on the radio and through his continuing work at RAVINIA, RAMSEY is one of the most visible and beloved jazz names in CHICAGO. And his ‘Legends of Jazz’ program has always been an excellent production that allows RAMSEY to demonstrate the depth and breadth of his musical knowledge.”
O’DELL decided to pull the plug on “SUNDAY Jazz Brunch,” which started last FEBRUARY due to the demands of his new job as OM of WINDY CITY BROADCASTING Contemporary Jazz “THE GROOVE"/CHICAGO on 103.9 FM, a broadcast translator.