Philly Celebrates Jazz Award Bob Perkins Remembers One Heck of a Night With McCoy Tyner By Bob Perkins • Apr 14, 2020 When a dynamic figure in any walk of life departs, writers and just plain folks, usually try to recall certain events about the departed in which they may have been involved, or heard about. Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI: We're Celebrating The Year That Changed Jazz, 1959, and More! By Maureen Malloy • Apr 17, 2019 April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and WRTI is celebrating throughout the month with music that showcases one of the most magical and innovative years of jazz—1959, which was 60 years ago. WRTI's "Host of All Trades" Jeff Duperon Is Honored By City of Philadelphia By Maureen Malloy • Apr 26, 2018 WRTI weekend host Jeff Duperon’s love for music started at birth. Being a New Orleans native, it came with the territory. Jeff was raised with all types of jazz, zydeco, R&B, and everything in between on the radio at all times.