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John Griffin has volunteered his on-air talents on WKMS for almost 25 years. According to WKMS Program Director Mark Welch, “listeners will remember his affable announcing style and love of good music on Stateline Blues, a legacy blues program which aired Saturday nights at 7 after A Prairie Home Companion.” Griffin has served Murray State University for 32 years as faculty in the University Library and an Adjunct Instructor in the Modern Languages Department. Since 1991 he has been involved with study abroad programs and is now Resident Director for MSU’s Semester in Regensburg Germany.
Juke Joint Shuffle offers listeners a two-hour weekly mix of blues, jazz, rock, World and roots music. John Griffin and Rick Nance co-host this eclectic music program featuring a wide selection of artists from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa, from B.B. King to J.J. Cale to Z.Z. Topp. Griffin says, “The name of the show honors older blues musicians who were expected to play anything the juke joint customers cared to hear; not just home-made blues, but all the popular songs of the day. And of course when you hit the shuffle button on an mp3 player, there is no telling what will play next." With their huge music libraries that encompass the World, this partnership of Griffin and Nance means that each week's music often goes in strange and wondrous directions.