WIUM Tristates Public Radio

After Hours

Saturdays, 8:00- 11:00pm
  • Hosted by Jeff Holtz

Jazz After Hours host Jeff Holtz had a history with jazz radio.

"I started listening to it when I was a little kid. When television came and everybody had those, I got my grandma's old Zenith radio because I didn't care about television."  The Tri States Public Radio Music Director Emeritus spent his youthful nights tuned to AM stations broadcasting late-night music from across the country.

Jeff continued listening to jazz on the radio, as longtime host of TSPR's very own Saturday night jazz show, programming the best recent traditional, swing and straight-ahead jazz, with an added touch of the cabaret to boot.

Sadly Jeff passed away unexpectedly in August 2021, but his spirit and taste live on every Saturday night on TSPR, with great jazz and the great American songbook.

Jeff Holtz Memorial Programs

Oct 4, 2021

To suggest that TSPR Music Director emeritus Jeff Holtz was the voice of public radio in this neck of the woods wouldn’t be much of a stretch: at various times since his arrival at WIUM-FM in 1987, Jeff hosted the daily classical show Ovation; its afternoon precursor Classical 91; showtune and great American songbook program Encore; folk, roots, blues and Americana sampler Folk Weekend; and, of course, Saturday night jazz stalwart After Hours… as well as co-hosting Jazz Worth Remembering with local jazz history buff Dick Abbot, Dale