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Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

IU President McRobbie to guest host WFIU jazz program

Jan. 17, 2012

NOTE: Click here to listen to Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie's third stint as guest host of the WFIU radio program "Just You and Me."

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will take a turn as guest host of the WFIU radio program "Just You and Me" from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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IU President Michael A. McRobbie will share some of his jazz favorites during his third stint as guest host at WFIU.

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This will be the third time the president has hosted the show at the Bloomington-based public radio station. In March 2010, he spun favorite rock songs from his college days, including music by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane

In April 2009, the president shared some of his jazz favorites, including Miles Davis, Eberhard Weber and IU's own legendary David Baker, who also dropped by the studio.

This year's program also will be a jazz set, featuring John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and Maria Schneider, along with some surprises sure to delight jazz fans.

"President McRobbie is an astute and savvy jazz fan whose selections are always interesting and show a remarkable depth of knowledge about the music," said WFIU jazz director and "Just You and Me" host David Brent Johnson. "Given the highly regarded status of the IU Jacobs School of Music and David Baker's jazz studies program, it's a blessing to have a leader of the university who has such a profound appreciation for the musical art forms that we feature on WFIU. Any time he sits in to DJ, he's a tough act to follow!"

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For more information on IU President Michael A. McRobbie, visit To listen to his earlier appearances on WFIU, visit