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John Zimbrick has been on the air for six decades / Journal & Courie

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As 2016 comes to a close, John Zimbrick can officially say he has broadcasted on the air for six decades. The Purdue University adjunct professor has kept up his self-described second life playing jazz selections since he was in college, a streak only interrupted when his day job became too busy. He is part of Purdue's School of Health Sciences and a professor emeritus at Colorado State University.

Zimbrick has practiced his passion for jazz in many places, including Washington, D.C., and Kansas, and he has interviewed top talent. He plays albums from his own vast collection on his show, "Jazz Cornucopia," which airs on WBAA from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday on 920 AM, 105.9 FM and WBAA Jazz 101.3 FM HD 2.

Here are excerpts from his interview with the Journal & Courier.