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

Josh Jackson spoke to saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings in New York during the annual Winter Jazz Festival.  Hear and read that conversation.   

Is your birth name Shabaka?  Shabaka being one of the pharaohs.

This year's Winter Jazzfest, which took place last week in New York City, presented an explicit theme of "Celebrating Social Justice." Conceptually and musically, Winter Jazzfest pushes the genre forward; after taking in as many of the 130-plus acts across many stages in Manhattan and Brooklyn as they could, our team reported back with some of the festival's highlights.

"Stories like forests are subject to seasons."

RADIO IQ in Roanoke will soon be at a new location on your radio dial… 89.5 FM

On Monday, November 28th, you can hear RADIO IQ news and information programming at 89.5FM throughout the valley. 

Please discontinue use of 89.7 FM on Monday.