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"Equinox," a jazz show hosted by Duante Beddingfield, will make its home on WYSO on Monday evenings.

"Equinox," a jazz show hosted by Duante Beddingfield, will make its home on WYSO on Monday evenings.

New jazz show comes to WYSO line-up

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WYSO Public Radio added a new locally hosted music program to its lineup this Monday, March 5.  “Equinox,” which takes its name from the classic John Coltrane composition, is a weekly, three-hour jazz radio show. Each Monday night, host Duante Beddingfield will lead listeners on a journey through straight-ahead jazz, from classic tracks to the latest releases, including local musicians, obscure performers, and artists from all over the world putting their own unique stamp on the music.

Beddingfield is a Dayton native and formerly served as jazz writer for both the Dayton Daily News and Dayton City Paper. He has booked jazz musicians for area venues such as Pacchia, and performs regularly around the region as a jazz vocalist with musical partner Randy Villars.

“Hosting a jazz radio program has always been one of those lifelong dreams,” said Beddingfield.  “Jazz is an art form that doesn’t tend to get proper credit these days, and I’m incredibly excited for the chance to bring some great jazz to the local radio landscape. I’m looking forward to sharing some good times and great music with WYSO listeners.”

“Equinox” will air Monday nights on WYSO, 8–11 p.m.  “Shakin’ Dave Hussong’s Hall of Fame Blues” will move to Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. beginning March 11. As part of the schedule update, “Snape Judgement” will now follow “Tables of Contents,” on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., and “The Jewel Case” will be followed by “eTown” on Thursdays at 11 p.m. The complete schedule of changes can be found at WYSO.org.

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