Desert Island Jazz

Friday at 9 am
Hosted by Alisa Clancy

Every week KCSM strands a new castaway on its desert island. The castaway, who may be a jazz musician, producer, promoter, presenter or educator, or “just” a fan, selects eight pieces of music to keep them company on the island. In addition, they choose a book and a luxury item.

Alisa Clancy presents “Desert Island Jazz” every Friday at 9AM during the final hour of her program “A Morning Cup of Jazz”. Join us next Friday morning for a new castaway.

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“Desert Island Jazz” is based on the BBC radio series “Desert Island Discs”, which first aired on 29th January 1942 and is said to be the longest continuously broadcast program in the world.

“Desert Island Discs” was originated by Roy Plomley, and presented by him for over 40 years until his death in 1985. In 1975 Mr Plomley was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to broadcasting.

The “Desert Island Jazz” theme is Rabbit Days from When Music Calls by Anton Schwartz (Anton Jazz,