AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: March 15, 2009 from 6am to 12pm
Location: 88.3 FM or www.wrct.org
Street: Forbes Avenue / Ubiversity Center
City/Town: Pittsburgh and the world
Website or Map: http://www.wrct.org
Event Type: weekly, radio, program
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2009
“One to One” is a Sunday morning tradition for Pittsburgh radio listeners.
The program is aired on the Internet at www.wrct.org to a worldwide audience Sundays from 6AM-Noon EST. Locally the program airs on frequency 88.3 FM on WRCT, the student-run station at Carnegie-Mellon University. The program has run weekly for the past 10 years. Kevin Amos has been a community volunteer at the station since 1982.
The program focuses on music of the African Diaspora with empathis on Black American Standard music. Thomas Dorsey, Deford Bailey, Abbey Lincoln, Aretha Franklin, Living Colour, The Dells, Robert Cray, Louis Jordan, Miles Davis and Arrested Development are a few of the artists featured on the program. It is a journey of great Black music from the ancient to the future.
Mr. Amos features interviews with many artists such as Edwin Starr (his last recorded interview), Arlene Smith of the Chantels, Michael Franti, the late Bobby Short, Fontella Bass, Brian Auger, Average White Band, and Dr. Thomas Mapfumo of Zimbabwe. Kevin also interviews local artists and national celebrities such as Dr. Nelson Harrison (inventor of the trombetto), Terry Stewart CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Felicia Collins from the Late Show with David Letterman, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Porky Chedwick.
“Kevin is a wealth of information on Black Music. He has a unique spin on presenting the music” – Chuck, a listener
“Kevin Amos makes my week a little less crazy, I can wait for Sunday each week” – Helen, a listener
“I’ve been listening to Kevin on the air for years, I’m glad he’s there for me” – Joe, a longtime listener for nearly 30 years
KDKA host Chris Moore to listener on his talk show…. “Are you going to listen to Kevin in the morning?” “He does a great show!”
“ I want to hear his program so bad I’m almost late for church on Sundays” - Anonymous listener
“Kevin has educated me about things I never knew about and the music is fantastic” – Yolanda, a listener