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Josh Jackson

Associate General Manager, Jazz and Classical Host

Josh Jackson is the associate general manager for programming and content at WRTI.

He began his radio career at WWOZ in New Orleans, worked as a production assistant at American Routes, and moved to New York City to become the associate producer of Jazz From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley.

Josh was formerly the vice president of content at WBGO and the program director of Virginia's statewide network of NPR news and music stations.

He was the founding producer of the multi-platform concert series Live at the Village Vanguardand The Checkout: Live, a concert experience for the hourly music magazine he created, The Checkout. His efforts in multimedia production led to the creation of NPR's Jazz Night in America.

At WRTI, he was the producing partner with JazzDanmark for the 2021Dangerous Sounds podcast.

Josh is a two-time recipient of the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting. He came to WRTI from the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia and now lives in the less elevated region of Mt. Airy in Philadelphia, where he listens to vinyl records and makes radio shows in his basement.

Hear Josh as host of Friday Mixtape, Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m.