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A&E updates: Jim Quinn to start Internet broadcast

| Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:06 p.m.

Former WPGB (FM 104.7) morning host Jim Quinn will be broadcasting again, starting April 1 on a show that will be Internet-only in Pittsburgh, at least for now.

“Live stream, podcasts and archives will be available in the members section of www.warroom.com ,” Quinn said in an email. “I'm looking forward to the cutting edge of technology. I won't fade under the bridges or when you are driving through tunnels.”

Quinn said the show will be available on broadcast radio in at least one other city.

“One of our former affiliates 1040 AM and 92.1 FM WYSL (in) Rochester, N.Y., will be carrying me from 6 to 9 a.m.,” Quinn said. “We are in discussions with other potential affiliates.”

“I do this because I love radio,” Quinn said. “The nice thing about being my own boss is that the next time I get fired, I'll be firing myself.”

— Pat Cloonan

Duquesne Jazz looks back at ‘Horn Bands'

Mike Tomaro knows when it's time to be a copycat. The director of jazz studies at Duquesne University — and a prolific arranger and composer — has decided the March 18 “Horn Bands of the '80s” concert didn't need his original looks at the music.

“So, basically, I just transcribed those pieces,” he says of the Duquesne Jazz Ensemble show that will look at the music of Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power and Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Included in the show is trumpeter J.D. Chaisson, who got his bachelor's and master's degrees at Duquesne. The ensemble will feature guitarists Mark Koch and Bill Purse, faculty members at Duquesne.

Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Student Union Ballroom. A $10 donation is encouraged.

Details: 412-296-6080 or duq.edu/musicevents

— Bob Karlovits

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