On Air

The Local Scene

Thursday Edition

Thursdays
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"The Local Scene" is a show that's all about the music and nothing but the music of our local "Homegrown" artists and groups.

Joe "Zunardo" Jankowski

"The Local Scene" - Thursday AM Edition

Did you know that 25% or more of the music we play daily is the music of our own Homegrown musicians? Welcome to The Local Scene where you'll get to discover the music and talent from musicians that reside or hail from Ohio.

"The Local Scene" is a show that's all about the music and nothing but the music of our local "Homegrown" artists and groups. Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP listeners support our local musicians by playing, listening to, attending their performances and buying their music ... and their music is brewed just the way you like it.

With the Local Scene, listeners will get a taste of all things jazz and more, including Contemporary/Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz Flavored Classic R&B, great Classic Jazz brew, including Straight Ahead and many other jazz sub-genres from artists and groups that call Ohio their home, whether currently living in Ohio or anywhere else around the country or globe.


Jazz Life

Saturday
12:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

More Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It! Simply a Live Hosted music program that's got lots of Life ... A jazz program that truly has a life of its' own.

Are you living the Jazz Life?

" KaBe" Benson

"Jazz Life" - Saturdays

Our Jazzista "KaBe" Benson welcomes you to Jazz Life, the program that brings new life and meaning to the beauty and joy of this all American music style we call jazz.

"Jazz Life" places emphasizes not only on the music, but the jazz lifestyles of our listeners, local musicians and community.

Jazz Life promises to provide you with a taste of Contemporary/Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz Flavored Classic R&B, a little of your great Classic Jazz brew, and the music of new artists from around the country, along with a heavy dose of the wonderful music of our own local musicians, brewed just the way you like it.

Simply a Live Hosted music program that's got ... Lots of Life !


The Saturday Jazz Jamm

Saturday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Jam Up and Jelly Tight! It's all about the funk and nothing but the funk, and similar jazz styles

Marilyn "The Jazz Diva" Coleman

"The Saturday Jazz Jamm" - Saturdays

Our Jazz Diva takes the Mic every Saturday evening to create a Jazz Jamm that's Jam Up and Jelly Tight! It's all about the funk and nothing but the funk ... that is Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz and similar jazz styles that makes you want to get up and dance, fast or slow.

Every Saturday from 6pm to 8pm Diva promises to continue the James Brown tradition of "Making It Funky" in a Jazz Brew way.

The Saturday Jazz Jamm promises to get you ready for the evenings festivities, whether you're headed out to a live music event, festival or private event with great jazz selections from the upbeat and funky side of the Jazz subgenre spectrum including similar music from our own Homegrown musicians, brewed just the way you like it.

A Jazz Jamm that's Jam Up and Jelly Tight!


Jazz Over Easy

Sunday

Sunday - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

More Great Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It!

Allen Honigberg
"Sunday Jazz Over Easy" - Sundays

Join us for Jazz Over Easy, the show that brews the best in Jazz music from Latin Jazz, Classic Jazz, Straight-Ahead, Trad Jazz to the fantastic music of our very own local and regional Jazz musicians. You'll always hear the talent of many local and national vocalists.

Jazz Classics you'll enjoy from Dizzy, Ella and the celebrated Ladies Of Jazz, to the Instrumental Jazz virtuosos that have made Jazz our gift to the world.

Latin Jazz, Classic Jazz, Straight-Ahead, Trad Jazz, Big Band, Swing and Local Homegrown Jazz Music.


Jazz For The Soul

Sunday Gospel Jazz

Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Gospel Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It!

Simply a Live Hosted uplifting jazz program that will light your way and lift your Soul.

Ted "The Jazz Messenger" Murdaugh

"Jazz For The Soul" - Sundays

Ted takes command of the controls each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. to deliver a warm Sunday morning message in song from an inspiring collection of jazz from the sub-genre that gave us the elements and the foundation that you find in many other jazz sub-genres.

A fantastic music selection of uplifting and inspirational Gospel Jazz is coming your way and delivered by The Jazz Messenger via express delivery ... someone you can trust with your soul.

Jazz For The Soul promises to provide you with your great Gospel Jazz and Gospel Jazz Classics, along with the wonderful music of our own Homegrown musicians, brewed just the way you like it.

Simply an uplifting jazz music program that will light your way and lift your Soul!


The Blue Chord

Monday - 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Blues brewed just the way you like it, just like our Jazz music programming.

Watch With Your Ears

Chuck B. Goode

"The Blue Chord" - Mondays

Our Blue Chord host welcomes you to The Blue Chord, the program that brings real Blues to the airwaves each and every Monday evening.

"The Blue Chord" is all about real blues from around the world, performed in many styles by many artists, nationally and internationally, always including the wonderful Homegrown Blues musicians that call Central Ohio their home.

Discover Blues in a way you may never thought possible. It's Blues and Jazz Blues brewed just the way you like it, just like our Jazz music programming.


Mid Afternoon

Music Showcase

Monday thru Friday
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Have You Had Good Sax Lately?

Sax Johnson

"Mid Afternoon Music Showcase" - Weekdays

Sax Johnson has become a familiar voice in the community with his Mid Afternoon Music Showcase program.

Sax enjoys playing the very best in today's and yesterday's
Urban Contemporary/Smooth jazz, Classic Jazz favorites, Classic and Jazz Flavored Classic R&B and the New Music of artists from around the country, along with the music of Central Ohio's Homegrown bands and musicians. Now, Wouldn't You Just Love A Little Sax in The Afternoon?

Sax also serves as the Founder, Station & General Manager and Executive Director of the Columbus Jazz Alliance (formerly SEMM Foundation), owner of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX radio.


"Sax's New Music Showcase"

Saturdays

3:00 p.m. to 6:00pm

Tune in to check out Sax's Saturday afternoon Special Edition of the "New Music Showcase" airing each Saturday.

New Releases Only

Sax Johnson
Sax's "New Music Showcase" - Saturdays

Join us for the New Music Showcase, the show that brews the best in new Jazz music releases from artists you know and from artists you'll get and want to know, including the fantastic music of our very own local and regional Jazz musicians.

Join us for the the New Music Showcase You'll always hear only the talent and new releases from local, regional, national and international artists and vocalists.

Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, Classic Jazz, Straight-Ahead,

Local, National & International Jazz Musicians


The Local Scene

Thursday PM
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday AM
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

"The Local Scene" is a show that's all about the music and nothing but the music of our local "Homegrown" artists and groups.

"The Local Scene - Saturday AM Edition"

Thursday PM & Saturday AM Editions

Did you know that 25% or more of the music we play daily is the music of our own Homegrown musicians? Welcome to The Local Scene, Saturday AM Edition where you'll get to discover the music and talent from musicians that reside or hail from Ohio.

"The Local Scene" is a show that's all about the music and nothing but the music of our local "Homegrown" artists and groups.

Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX listeners support our local musicians by playing, listening to, attending their performances and buying their music ... and their music is brewed just the way we like it.

With the Local Scene, listeners will get a taste of all things jazz and more, including Contemporary/Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz Flavored Classic R&B, great Classic Jazz brew, including Straight Ahead and many other jazz sub-genres from artists and groups that call Ohio their home, whether currently living in Ohio or anywhere else around the country or globe.


"The Jazz Café"

Sundays

11:00 a.m. to 1:00pm

The show for lovers of jazz and jazz flavored Classic R&B.

More Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It!

"The Jazz Café"

Sundays

Our Host takes command of the controls each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to deliver the Jazz Cafe', the show for lovers of jazz and jazz flavored Classic R&B, with a jazz mix featuring a special love blend of great urban contemporary jazz, Jazz Funk, Classic R&B and similar music from some of our very own Homegrown Musicians, all brewed just the way you like it.

Whether you’re just waking up, finishing breakfast, stopping by your favorite eatery or café for tapas or brunch, or heading to or from church services, we’ve got all your favorite jazz & Classic R&B selections to remind you of days gone by, or reasons to be thankful or to cheer you up for the rest of the day, right here on you jazz station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX.

Simply a soothing and loving jazz music
program that will start your Sundays and week off on the right tone.


Urban Mood

Sunday

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Jazz Flavored Classic R&B and Oldschool Classic R&B you'll enjoy from the 60's, 70's, 80's

More Great Jazz & R&B Variety Brewed Just The Way You Like It!

"Urban Mood"

Sundays

Join us for Urban Mood, the Classic R&B and Jazz Flavored Classic R&B extension of the Jazz Cafe show that brews the best in Urban, Jazz Flavored Classic R&B and Oldschool Classic R&B you'll enjoy from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's, Inner City Groove of America, as well as similar Jazz music from yesterday.

Smooth Jazz, Classic R&B & Jazz Flavored Classic R&B


"The Sunday Jazz Journal"

Sundays

11:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.

A music program that's journalized for your Sunday listening enjoyment!

More Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It!

"The Sunday Jazz Journal"

Sundays

On Sundays we welcome you to The Sunday Jazz Journal, the program that brings new life and meaning to the beauty and joy of this all American music style we call jazz.

"The Sunday Jazz Journal" places emphasizes not only on the music, but the jazz lifestyles of our listeners, local musicians and community.

The Sunday Jazz Journal promises to provide you with a taste of Contemporary Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz Flavored Classic R&B, a little of your great Classic Jazz brew, and the music of new artists from around the country, along with a heavy dose of the wonderful music of our own Homegrown musicians, brewed just the way you like it.

Simply a Live Hosted music program that's journalized for your Sunday listening enjoyment!


"The Jazz Matinee"

Select Sundays

1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m.

The show for lovers of movie theme and similar jazz songs.

From The Big and Little Screens Of America.

Watch With Your Ears

"The Jazz Matinee" - Select Sundays

"The Jazz Matinee" welcomes you to the program that brings new life and meaning to the beauty and joy of this all American music style we call jazz by showcasing jazz used in movies and television shows.

Many people may not realize that many of the movie theme songs are jazz songs, as well as classical music, from westerns to dramas.

Discover Jazz in a way you may never thought possible. It's jazz brewed from the big screen and from the medium we know as television.

Simply a Live Hosted music program that's got ... Jazz Favorites from the movies !