Crying time **


National Public Radio will send out a feed from the Ray Charles funeral tomorrow at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church on South Harvard Boulevard. KCRW will air the service live between noon and 2 p.m. * Well actually...: KCRW is airing the Ray Charles funeral Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. And as commenter Todd Everett mentions, KPCC is airing the service Friday at 7 p.m. (and earlier Friday Larry Mantle is broadcasting "Airtalk" from the Hollywood Bowl).

** Going live: KKJZ (88.1. FM), the Cal State Long Beach jazz station, will air the service as it happens from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Clint Eastwood, Stevie Wonder, Glen Campbell, Cicely Tyson, Billy Preston and Rev. Jesse Jackson will be featured. Also, the NPR feed will stream live on the Web at After the funeral, expect a lengthy public procession to the cemetery in Inglewood.

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