Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Radio CALS - March 29, 2017

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. It may be streamed live at (click "Listen Live") or anytime at

Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (3/29/2017) features:

  • Primary Sources - This week we feature a special Arkansas Sounds edition of Primary Sources as host John Miller is joined in the Radio CALS studio by Jazz artist, Rodney Block.  Block, a classically trained instrumentalist, performs a unique blend of traditional jazz, gospel, hip-hop, Bebop, funk and soul. An Arkansas native, he honed his skills by playing in some of Kansas City's premier venues – Grand Emporium, Plaza III, Blue Room, and Liberty Hall. His ensembles have opened for Jonathan Butler, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Wynton Marsalis and Angela Hagenbaugh, among others. Now based in Little Rock, Block has provided music for various private and corporate events. The ensemble was recently featured in the live television recording AETN Presents: Front Row with the Rodney Block Jazz Project. The television program received outstanding reviews and was nominated for a 2007 Mid-America Emmy Award.
Links related to this broadcast:
AETN Presents Front Row with The Rodney Block Jazz Project - Watch here!

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at:

Arkansas Sounds Presents
Film Screening of "Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street "
Friday, March 31, 7pm
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave. 
Free admission

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Rodney Block - 
The Joy Drops -
David Szesztay -

Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and the CALS Communications and Public Relations Department. For more information, visit and Our producer is  Glenn Whaley, and our production manager is Brett Ratliff. Voices by Jasmine Jobe and John Miller. Engineering and editing by Brett Ratliff. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin. 


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