CCJ Reports

Macon Music Episode 6: Charles Davis

Macon Music Episode 6: Charles Davis

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 15, 2019


Filed under WMUB Programming

CCJ News Director Amyre Makupson and Macon Pops Drummer sit down with local artist Charles Davis to talk about his background and hear some of his songs.

Comfort Food: Chili

Comfort Food: Chili

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 10, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

It takes a day in advance to make and often times, gallons of it are gone after the lunch hour. CCJ News Director Amyre Makupson, spent time with Joe Mullendore, the man behind the restaurant Joe D’s on Ingleside in Macon, to find out how his chili is able to feed the soul and fill the belly of his...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in 2019

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in 2019

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 3, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

It’s the resolution that has stood the test of time – losing weight. As part of the Macon Food Story, we’ve shown you some great places to get some incredible, and not necessarily low fat, meals and we don’t plan on stopping that this year. But what we will do, is give you some tips to create...

Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas: Why we eat them on January 1st?

Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas: Why we eat them on January 1st?

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 28, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

Richard Locket has been cooking for a long time. As the head chef at MeMaw’s in Macon, he knows a thing or two about soul food and southern food traditions like eating black eyed peas and collard greens on January first. “Well, it’s an old slave tradition, that’s what it is”, says Richard...

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The German Christkindl Market

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The German Christkindl Market

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 20, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

Dublin is a city known for its Irish ties, but come December, it's all about Germany and its Christkindlmarket. "It’s a place where people can meet at Christmastime. So, [they can] get together, have fun, eat great things [and] buy presents for Christmas," said organizer Christine Kehrer. When...

How to Make the Perfect Christmas Cookie

How to Make the Perfect Christmas Cookie

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 19, 2018


Filed under WMUB Programming

As part of the Macon Food Story, CCJ Broadcast News Director Amyre Makupson asked area kindergarteners how to make the perfect cookie just in time for the holiday.

Macon Music Episode 5: O’Tis the Season

Macon Music Episode 5: O’Tis the Season

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 18, 2018


Filed under WMUB Programming

Amyre Makupson and Steve Moretti talk to Justin Andrews, the Director of Special Projects with the Otis Redding Foundation, about the group's first ever Christmas concert fundraiser.

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The Savory Side of a Mexican Classic

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The Savory Side of a Mexican Classic

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 13, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

Mario, the head chef at Tzango, is originally from Mexico. He grew up in the area outside of Mexico City, where they grow the agave for tequila. Q: Let's talk about your holiday cultural traditions! Part of the festivities include food and one of the main dishes are tamales, right? A: Correct. We don't celebrate Thank...

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The sweeter side of Hanukkah

Holiday Foods from the Homeland: The sweeter side of Hanukkah

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 6, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

As part of the Macon Food Story, we’re taking a food tour every Thursday throughout the month of December and showcasing the holiday food traditions of different cultures and countries. Macon Telegraph reporter Jenna Eason has the first installment about the sweeter side of Hanukkah. She spoke to Dar...

Otis Redding Foundation to Host First Ever Christmas Concert

Otis Redding Foundation to Host First Ever Christmas Concert

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

December 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, WMUB Programming

The holiday spirit is alive and well at the Otis Redding Foundation in downtown Macon and the group is hoping to spread that cheer with what else, music. “O’tis the Season is our first ever Christmas fundraiser that we’re gonna do here benefitting the Otis Redding foundation and the Otis Redding...

Macon Students Offer Fine Dining at Low Cost

Macon Students Offer Fine Dining at Low Cost

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

November 29, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

The classroom is spilling over into the business world in one Macon school. It’s a great combination -- fine dining and low cost. For just a few dollars, you can get a four-course meal and help out some students at the same time. Those meals include things like: a lemon truffle vinaigrette salad,...

Macon Music Episode 4: Macon Pops Preform the Songs of James Bond

Macon Music Episode 4: Macon Pops Preform the Songs of James Bond

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

November 28, 2018


Filed under WMUB Programming

Amyre Makupson and Steve Moretti discuss the Macon Pops concert featuring the songs of James Bond. Concert video included.

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