Josh Jackson

Program Director and Host

Josh Jackson began his radio career at WWOZ in New Orleans, worked as a production assistant at American Routes, and moved to New York to become the associate producer of Jazz From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley. Josh joined the WVTF team in October 2014 as the station’s Program Director and Content Manager. He is also the host of Last Quarter - Sunday nights on WVTF.

He was formerly the Vice President of Content at WBGO, the nation's most important public media jazz outlet.  Josh was the founding producer of the multi-platform concert series Live at the Village Vanguard and The Checkout: Live, a live performance extension of the hourly music magazine he created, The Checkout. His efforts in multimedia production led to the creation of Jazz Night in America

Josh Jackson is a two-time recipient of the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting.  He lives on a mountain in Roanoke, Virginia.   


Ways to Connect

This year's Winter Jazzfest, which took place last week in New York City, presented an explicit theme of "Celebrating Social Justice." Conceptually and musically, Winter Jazzfest pushes the genre forward; after taking in as many of the 130-plus acts across many stages in Manhattan and Brooklyn as they could, our team reported back with some of the festival's highlights.

"Stories like forests are subject to seasons."

RADIO IQ in Roanoke will soon be at a new location on your radio dial… 89.5 FM

On Monday, November 28th, you can hear RADIO IQ news and information programming at 89.5FM throughout the valley. 

Please discontinue use of 89.7 FM on Monday.

As many of you know, Diane Rehm will retire at the end of the year.  We understand how deeply you appreciate Diane's 37 years behind the microphone.  That is why we want you to be among the very first to find out who will replace her in 2017.

Pardon Our Dust

Oct 31, 2016

WVTF and RADIO IQ installed a new media asset management system at 4am on October 31st.  This updated "broadcast central nervous system" will eventually allow us to better serve our audience with a more reliable method to deliver the programming you expect from us.

At this time, there may be instances of missing audio, outdated audio promotion and other technical issues that we are addressing in the design of the system hardware and the operation of the software.   

New Orleans jazz pianist and singer Henry Butler perceives the world in a very important way - as an artist, thinker, and mystic. A uniquely eclectic musician, Butler has been blind since birth.

Last Quarter host Josh Jackson talks to Butler about taking the creative cultural influences around him in his own direction.