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From “Officer Don” to maestro of “Big Band Jump,” Don Kennedy stays in the swing [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 10 Jul 2012, ArtsATL

Longtime broadcaster Don Kennedy shares his love of big-band music on “Big Band Jump,” heard on 103 radio stations, and on the more informal “The Don Kennedy Show.” (Photo by Mark Gresham)

Longtime broadcaster Don Kennedy shares his love of big-band music on “Big Band Jump,” heard on 103 radio stations, and on the more informal “The Don Kennedy Show.” (Photo by Mark Gresham)

Don Kennedy’s voice is unmistakable. Its cheerful warmth is an aural invitation. He calls out and waves from the end of the narrow hallway. His tiny Buckhead studio is entirely unpretentious and relaxed, but work is clearly being done. It’s here that the 82-year-old Atlanta broadcasting legend produces and hosts two syndicated radio programs devoted to his first love, the music of big bands … • READ MORE on ArtsATL