THE LADY WHO SHOT LEE MORGAN AUTHOR ON FUNDRAISER OCTOBER 22, 2014
The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan author, Larry Reni Thomas, is scheduled to be on WNCU-FM, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Durham, North Carolina, October 22, 2014, from 5 pm to 6pm, during the jazz station’s fall fundraiser, which takes place until October 24, 2014. Thomas, a veteran writer/radio announcer/lecturer, who has been in jazz radio since 1978, will help pitch for donations and pledges to support the 24-hour jazz station, which has been on the air since 1995. Larry, the host of “Sunday Night Jazz” on WCOM-FM, and a 1977 NCCU graduate, was evening jazz host, producer, program director, and interim manager at WNCU-FM from 1995—2003. Thomas will also offer his latest book The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan as a premium during the time that he is on the air. For more information about WNCU-FM’s fall fundraiser, call (919) 560-9628 or go to: www.wncu.org.
Larry Reni Thomas
Larry Reni Thomas, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, is a writer/radio announcer/lecturer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten and Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Fictional Account of The Wilmington Ten Incident of February 1971. Thomas also wrote The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan, an article that included an exclusive interview with North Carolina native, Helen Morgan, who killed the 33-year-old jazz trumpet legend. Thomas’ lecture, The Carolina Jazz Connection With Larry Thomas, has been presented at schools, colleges, universities, libraries and public places since 2008, and he was also listed in the downbeat magazine jazz critics poll for 2012. Larry is presently writing a history of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina Jazz Mecca (1945-50). He is also featured in the documentary films: Wilmington On Fire and American Jazz Musician. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , blog: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com.