Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch
The longest running radio program in the southeast, Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch has been on the air since November of 1984. On the air from 8am until 2pm every Sunday for more than two decades, "The Brunch" is commonly accepted as one of the benchmarks of local radio programming.
Described by host Catt Sirten as "jazz for people who grew up with the Beatles", the music heard on Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch has its roots in contemporary instrumental music. David Sanborn, Miles Davis, Jean Luc Ponty, and Ella Fitzgerald are all equally at home on the Sunday Jazz Brunch airwaves.
A list of the music (playlist) being played is updated continuously while the program is in progress. Lists of past programs are also available at the "Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch Archive".
The program can also be heard in one-hour podcasts any time at 92Zew.net.
Extra-curricular activities have set Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch apart from any other radio program in the area. The Brunch hosts spring and fall concert series, "The Brown Bag Concerts".
Mobile's series, "Brown Bag In Bienville" began in 1985 and has been credited with igniting the redevelopment of downtown and being the forerunner to the city's annual music festival, Bayfest.
Concerts is Daphne and Fairhope were added later on.
The Brunch had one of the first radio websites and later one of the first to also broadcast live on the internet.
Supportive of the local music industry since its inception, Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch has produced and released six compact discs of local and regional musical talent.
"Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch" t-shirts, coffee cups, compact discs, and other items are available at the "Avalon Marketplace".
In 1995, a weeknight "spin-off" of Catt's Sunday Jazz Brunch, Radio Avalon, first went on the air and has since created it's own unique sound, approach to music, and subsequent success story.