Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s Jazz Station, debuts popular syndicated programming on the leading satellite and streaming audio platform, SiriusXM. WCLK’s The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus and UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry will premiere on SiriusXM HBCU Channel 142.
The Local Take airs on Mondays beginning June 27 at 6:00 p.m. and re-airs on Thursdays and Fridays at 6:00 p.m. UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry airs on Tuesdays beginning June 28 at 6:30 p.m. with encore episodes airing on Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
“Jazz 91.9 WCLK has come a long way, with these two programs now on the Sirius XM HBCU platform,” says Wendy Williams, general manager, Jazz 91.9 WCLK. “It is a major step forward in our efforts to deliver top-notch programming and the WCLK brand whether it be music or information to audiences, globally.”
The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus features discussions about critical issues facing society and profiles of organizations doing important work in the community. The mission of The Local Take is to engage with and spotlight individuals and matters that are not always covered by mainstream media outlets.
The Local Take has been broadcasting every week for 11 years on 91.9 WCLK in Atlanta, Georgia. Host, Kiplyn Primus, interviews guests on the program from various fields who have made an impact on the community, business, and public affairs. The radio show is a source for critical information that addresses community concerns.
Kiplyn Primus is a graduate of Howard University and Clark Atlanta University and has a long career in public and commercial media. She is a veteran facilitator for StoryCorps’ Atlanta studio and has written extensively on global and local initiatives for a number of publications.
UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry takes an in-depth look at Atlanta’s arts and entertainment scene including television, film, theater, music, fashion, and more. Host, Ray Cornelius engages in intimate conversations with some of the most prominent figures and behind-the-scenes players in the industry. Past UPFRONT guests have included: Issa Rae, Billy Porter, Patti LaBelle, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Taraji P. Henson, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Ray Cornelius is a multi-hyphenated media personality with nearly thirty years of experience in news, radio, and television. He has served as a “pop culture expert” for Fox TV’s “Central Avenue” and ASPIRE TV’s “In the Loop.” Cornelius has covered the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), BET Hip-Hop Awards, ESSENCE Festival, and BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF).
He is an active member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and an Atlanta Ailey Circle Member for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The Local Take airs on its parent station, 91.9 in Atlanta on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. Followed by UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. The programs can also be heard online and on OnDemand at WCLK.com.