Maureen Malloy

Jazz Host

Maureen began her radio career at WRTI in 1999 while studying broadcasting at Temple University. Determined to make it in the entertainment industry, she took advantage of all the creative opportunities presented to her at WRTI - she hosted the overnight jazz broadcasts through her entire college career, she was an arts and culture reporter, and she soaked up the jazz biz from her many WRTI mentors.

After graduation, Maureen held many positions in the broadcasting and entertainment industries. She worked in casting and as a booking agent for local talent. She taught speech and acting classes for children. And she had a stint in commercial radio working in production. Along with being an independent music promoter in her spare time, Maureen still managed to host jazz at WRTI. And soon it was clear to her that jazz was her true calling.

Maureen finally found her home in an office full of amazing music, and with a sign on the door that reads "Jazz Program Director."

Maureen can be heard on Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 pm to midnight. She hosts the Jazz Hot 11 Countdown on Monday nights from 10:30 to midnight.

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Special Offers
9:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Dianne Reeves Ticket Giveaway: Nov. 26th to 29th, 9 pm to Midnight

Tune in during the last week of November as J. Michael Harrison and Bob Craig give away tickets to see the critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Dianne will kick off the holiday season by performing favorites from her 2004 release, Christmas Time Is Here. Listen for your chance to call in and win tickets to see one of the top ladies in jazz deliver some seasonal cheer!

The U.S. Air Force Jazz Band In Concert
8:49 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Airmen of Note with Doc Severinson on Thanksgiving Night!

We'll take a brief break from our “standard” marathon at 9 pm on Turkey Day to present a portion of this year’s Airmen of Note radio broadcast from the Jazz Heritage Series. In this hour-long special, the United States Air Force Band will feature a World War II and big band veteran, trombonist Doc Severinsen.  You'll hear this group of exceptional American musicians perform some standards, along with big band classics like "Flying Home" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside."

All Jazz Standards on Thursday and Friday!
8:35 am
Thu November 15, 2012

A Splendidly "Standard" Thanksgiving on WRTI: November 22nd and 23rd

Spend the Thanksgiving holiday with WRTI as we page through the Great American Songbook to celebrate one of the great American holidays!  From Gershwin and Porter compositions to tunes that the jazz giants made standard, these great pieces will be the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving feast.  You'll hear the greatest singers and bandleaders of jazz along with contemporary arrangements of these popular tunes.

We'll kick off the festivities at 6 pm on Thanksgiving and continue through Saturday morning. Join us as we give thanks for great music!

CD Selections
7:43 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Maureen Malloy Suggests: Elegant Soul, The Life and Music of Gene Harris

The phrase "elegant soul" could describe numerous things: a person, a fashion, a way one deals with life. But after listening to Gene Harris' 1968 recording, I realized that the phrase perfectly describes Harris' style as a pianist. Beautifully accompanied by Andy Simpkins on bass and Carl Burnett on drums (the other "Two Sounds"), Harris plays in the classy way he has been known for, but this time he incorporated ribbons of gospel and maybe A dollop of funk. When you stir this all together, it equals Elegant Soul.

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
9:27 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: November 12, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. George Cables - The Way We Were - MY MUSE

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WRTI Spotlight
7:38 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Live From Cape May's Exit Zero Jazz Festival: Nov. 9th and 10th

Tune in this Friday from 6 to 10 pm, and Saturday from 6 to 9 pm as Jeff Duperon celebrates the triumphant return of jazz to Cape May, NJ with two live broadcasts from the Inaugural Exit 0 International Jazz Festival.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:25 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: Nov. 5, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. Lee Smith - Front & Center - SITTIN' ON A SECRET

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Your Chance To See A Jazz Legend!
6:08 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Ron Carter Concert Ticket Giveaway on Halloween Night!

On Halloween night, between 9 pm and midnight, we're giving away several pairs of tickets to see the legendary bassist Ron Carter and his trio perform at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at the Harrisburg-area Community College on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30 pm. 

One of the most recorded bass players in music history, Ron Carter is a true jazz icon and a two-time Grammy winner. Don't miss this opportunity to hear him play live! Join us tonight and listen for the phone number to call. Good luck!

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: October 29, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. Graham Dechter - Road Song - TAKIN' IT THERE

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: October 22, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. Donald Vega - River - SPIRITUAL NATURE

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