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Piano Jazz To Air For The Final Time This Weekend on WKU Public Radio

Five years after the death of its namesake host, Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" radio program will be heard for the final time Saturday night at 8c/9e on WKU Public Radio. 

McPartland last recorded a show in 2010. She died in 2013 at the age of 95. Since then, archives of her show have been broadcast by public radio stations throughout the country. But earlier this year South Carolina Public Radio announced that the person responsible for producing the archived "Piano Jazz" shows was retiring in September and distribution of the show would stop. 

Starting Oct. 6, "Jazz Happening Now" will air an hour earlier at 8c/9e, followed by "Jazz Through the Night", which will now be broadcast from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. central time Saturday night into Sunday morning.