Josh Jackson

Program Director and Host

Josh Jackson began his radio career at WWOZ in New Orleans, worked as a production assistant at American Routes, and moved to New York to become the associate producer of Jazz From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley. Josh joined the WVTF team in October 2014 as the station’s Program Director and Content Manager. He is also the host of Last Quarter - Sunday nights on WVTF.

He was formerly the Vice President of Content at WBGO, the nation's most important public media jazz outlet.  Josh was the founding producer of the multi-platform concert series Live at the Village Vanguard and The Checkout: Live, a live performance extension of the hourly music magazine he created, The Checkout. His efforts in multimedia production led to the creation of Jazz Night in America

Josh Jackson is a two-time recipient of the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting.  He lives on a mountain in Roanoke, Virginia.   

 

Ways to Connect

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance. This week, Conductor Steven White previews Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.

Paolo Kudacki / Metropolitan Opera

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, WVTF Music previews the Saturday matinee broadcast performance. 

This week, Scott Williamson, Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke, previews Jules Massenet's take on a classic fairytale, "Cendrillon."

Susan Church

WVTF and RADIO IQ won four first-place awards from this year’s Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters competition.  Judges praised the station's Outstanding News Operation,  headed by David Seidel, for its “breadth of reporting and its thoughtful coverage of the Charlottesville rally and the aftermath.”

Morning news anchor Jeff Bossert was honored for his sports feature: Michael Vick: Hall of Fame or Infamy.

Chris Lee/Metropolitan Opera.

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance.

Steven White made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and has since conducted a number of MET performances. He also continues a longstanding relationship with Opera Roanoke as Principal Guest Conductor.

This week, Conductor Steven White previews Verdi' "Luisa Miller."

MET Previews with Steven White are brought to you by Opera Roanoke, presenting the MET Live in HD in Whitman Theater, Virginia Western Community College.

Richard Termine/Metropolitan Opera

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance.

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