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New York Radio Station to Air 12-Day Non-Stop Roy Haynes Festival

New York radio station WKCR will presents a special festival celebrating the career of drummer Roy Haynes. For 301 hours, 24/7, the station will air nothing but music, interviews and other special features associated with Haynes. The programming begins this Sunday, January 11 at 8 AM, and airs continuously until Friday, January 23 at 9 PM. The special will include Haynes’ entire recorded discography, plus interviews and more.

Haynes has performed with such greats as Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Eric Dolphy, and is still active today. WKCR is at 89.9 on the FM radio dial in NYC, and can also be heard on the internet at WKCR.

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