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The Beat  with David Nicholas
Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
About the show ...

Following Ray Ford’s three decades on the air, David Nicholas continues the legacy on “The Beat,” a weekly mix of jazz, blues and more!

The Beat Playlists
The Beat Program Archives
April 29, 2017  

May 6, 2017

About David...

Hired in 1990 as the prime-time host of “Nightside,” David spent 11 years building the audience and music libraries, through the transition from LPs to CDs and through a time of major expansion of the WCMU Public Radio collections.

He served as emcee for many jazz concerts at CMU, FSU and in Saginaw's Temple Theater, and was the emcee of the Flint Jazz Festival for 10 years.

“Nightside” was named Best Jazz Radio by Review Magazine 3 times and was nominated 7 times in all.

In 2001, he took on the position of News Director and Morning Edition Host, winning numerous MAB awards, including efforts that earned WCMU “Station of the Year” in 2003.

In October 2015, he was named Music Director and christened a new focus on classical music and the arts, “Mosaic,” heard weekdays from 9 am to 12 noon.

David Nicholas, Program Producer
Phone (989) 774-3530
Fax (989) 774-4427