Jazz Essentials

WJRH Jazz Essentials is a radio show dedicated to featuring and discussing a wide range of jazz styles, including swing, bebop, fusion, and smooth jazz. Other represented genres include funk, alternative jazz, Latin, and electro swing. Both combo and big band charts have been selected to be aired.

The show is hosted by Cliff Radfield, a professional fictitious radio personality and jazz enthusiast. Some episodes may include co-hosts and / or special guests.

If you have song suggestions, questions, or would like to be mentioned on air, please email cliffradfield@gmail.com or call in during scheduled airtime at 610-330-5316.

It should be noted that the Jazz Essentials program may not always be featured during the allotted time from 5-6 on Mondays. Instead, this time may occasionally feature entirely different programs or hosts.

Released on Mar 11, 2019
Length: 01:06:31
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Jazz Essentials, 3/11/19

Third episode of the 2nd semester.

Released on Feb 25, 2019
Length: 01:12:40
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Jazz Essentials, 2/25/19

Second episode of the spring semester.

Released on Feb 18, 2019
Length: 00:49:35
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Jazz Essentials, 2/19/19

First episode of Jazz Essentials for the 2019 Spring semester.

Released on Dec 12, 2018
Length: 01:01:59
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Jazz Essentials, 12/12/18

The final episode of Jazz Essentials for the semester. Please pardon the technical difficulties. (This time they weren't Cliff's fault).

Released on Dec 5, 2018
Length: 00:53:42
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Jazz Essentials, 12/5/18

The sixth installment of Jazz Essentials, filled with another selection of sweet bops and jams. This episode features funk, swing, Latin, and more. Please pardon the technical difficulties. Cliff screwed up a bit.

Released on Nov 7, 2018
Length: 00:49:44
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Jazz Essentials, 11/7/18

The fifth episode of Jazz Essentials, hosted by Cliff Radfield. Kicked off by Vulfpeck's "Aunt Leslie."

Released on Oct 17, 2018
Length: 00:59:30
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Jazz Essentials, 10/17/18

The fourth episode of Jazz Essentials, hosted by Cliff Radfield. Kicked off with "It Don't Mean a Thing".

Released on Oct 10, 2018

Jazz Essentials, 10/10/18

The third episode of WJRH Jazz Essentials, hosted by Cliff Radfield.

This episode features mainly big band charts, beginning with Trombone Shorty's "Where Y'at", but ends with the much subtler "Confessions" by BADBADNOTGOOD.

Special shoutouts to Mr. Matthew Schaefer and Mr. Harlan Muttee for saving all those ants.

Released on Oct 3, 2018
Length: 00:36:55
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Jazz Essentials, 10/3/18

The second episode of WJRH Jazz Essentials, kicked off by Snarky Puppy's "Gretel".

Released on Sep 26, 2018
Length: 00:59:02
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Jazz Essentials, 9/26/18

The first episode of WJRH Jazz Essentials, hosted by Cliff Radfield.


WJRH is Lafayette College’s student run radio station broadcasting since 1946. You can listen to us on 104.9MHz on the radio in the Lehigh Valley area. Our studios are located in Hogg Hall, on Lafayette College’s campus.