UPCOMING EVENTS

 Jazz Concert at MidPointe

Phil Degreg Trio featuring Lynne Scott on vocals
Sunday, August 25  2:00-4:00pm
MidPointe Library West Chester

9363 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester OH 45069

From left: bassist Aaron Jacobs, pianist Phil DeGreg, and drummer John Taylor (photo provided).

Lynne Scott (photo provided)

 

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting and MidPointe Library System will host a free jazz concert Sunday, August 25 in West Chester.  

The Phil Degreg Trio featuring vocalist Lynne Scott will perform classics from the Great American Songbook from 2:00-4:00pm in the community room at the MidPointe Library West Chester branch.

Degreg and Scott have been fixtures in the Cincinnati jazz scene for many years.

Degreg has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America.  He has released a dozen CD's, including his latest trio recording "Queen City Blues".  He is a full-time professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

Scott sang with the Teddy Raymore Quartet, the Pete Wagner Orchestra, the Blue Wisp Big Band and the vocalese group Close Company.  Her latest CD release is "Lovely Songs Today...the Standards of Tomorrow" with the Rob Allgeyer Trio.

Jazz music is an important part of the Voice of America history.  The "Jazz Hour" program, hosted by Willis Conover, began broadcasting in 1955.  It soon became one of the most popular shows with over 30 million listeners worldwide.  It was especially popular in the Soviet Union and in the Eastern European bloc countries where jazz music was often banned and censored.

This is the last in a four-part series "The Voice of Truth in America: Celebrating 75 Years of the VOA Bethany Station" the Museum is hosting with the MidPointe Library System.

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VOA Museum Gala Celebration of our 75th Anniversary!

SAVE THE DATE!  September 21, 2019 6 PM- 11 PM

Plans are still forming for another great evening of food, drink, tours and entertainment. This annual fundraising event has become one of year's most fun evenings.  Look for detail soon but mark your calendar NOW!

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Jamboree-on-the-Air

October 19-20, 2019, 1-4  PM both days

Photo courtesy Joe Molter – WC8VOA

West Chester Amateur Radio Association and area Scouting organizations.

This is part of the annual involvement with Boy Scouts of America and Amateur Radio. It is a way to get Scouts to talk with other Scouts around North America and generate interest in getting Scouts licensed.

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 DOCUMENTS

Significant Dates for VOA Bethany Station 100K, PDF

OWI 200 kW HF transmitters at Bethany Ohio, by: Jim Rockwell  6 meg, PDF

How Spark Transmitters Work by: Dave Snyder  28 Meg, PDF