MPR Drops 'Jazz Connection'
January 7, 2009 at 5:20 AM (PT)
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO is dropping its longrunning Jazz show on SATURDAY evenings and picking up "RADIO HEARTLAND" for 9-11p SATURDAYS starting this weekend.
The new show, hosted by former MPR "THE MORNING SHOW" co-host DALE CONNELLY, has been airing on HD RADIO and streaming; it replaces "THE JAZZ CONNECTION" with MARYANN SULLIVAN, the most recent incarnation of the Jazz show that began as "THE JAZZ IMAGE" with LEIGH KAMMAN in the early 1970's. SULLIVAN had been with MPR for 12 years and took over the Jazz show duties upon KAMMAN's retirement in 2007.