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Out of the Night

Moody, mellow, cool and blue — jazz that speaks to you late at night. Whatever is keeping you up, we're here to be your companion.

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Jazz at Sunrise

Your alarm clock never had it so good! From 6-7 AM, KMHD delivers a feel-good mix of jazz that's not too harsh, and not too mellow. It's just right, every weekday morning.

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The Morning Session

Wake up, Portland! Every weekday, Derek Smith's here to take you on a trip through the story of jazz. It's music with a positive pulse, aimed at getting your day started on the good foot! It's not just the music, but the insight, authenticity and storytelling Derek shares with you that make this show special. With news updates at the top of each hour, it's The Morning Session — KMHD's weekday wake-up show!

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New Jazz For Lunch

Keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening now in the jazz world with our lunchtime new release show. KMHD's Program Director Matt Fleeger brings you fresh selections from today's jazz groundbreakers, along with current re-issues of old favorites and brand new releases from jazz's living legends. It's a front-row seat to the continued evolution of creative music, all in a neat one-hour package.

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The Bridge - P.M. Edition

The Bridge is KMHD's mid-day show, with a diverse mix of jazz designed to get you through your busy workday. Chris Darkins hosts this P.M. edition, selecting the best of from our library to bring you the story behind America's greatest invention. 

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Takin' Off

Close out your workday in style with a smooth trip through new and vintage sounds strung together by their upbeat, soulful feel. Host Isabel Zacharias rides home with you every Monday-Thursday, connecting melody with history and telling jazz's stories, old and new, with a sense of humor and companionship. Designed to keep your head bobbing and your stress level on the decline as you wind down from the busy day, Takin' Off will transport you from traffic to tranquility. 

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The Checkout

The Checkout is a weekly music magazine about discovery, featuring in-studio performances, interviews, new recordings, and occasionally a jazz legend. Each week, host Simon Rentner targets the hottest artists and topics in Jazz.

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The New Thing

Free jazz and avant-garde with Tim DuRoche. Each week, THE NEW THING is your guide into the warm waters and swift running current of the jazz continuum's outer orbit, music that stretches from ragtime to no time.

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The Joint

Four late-night hours a week dedicated to unwinding while exploring the post-hip hop jazz world.

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