[JPL] San Jose State University's KSJS-FM Wins "Station of the Year", M edium Markets at the 2005 JazzWeek Summit, June 22-25, Syracuse, NY

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Mon Jul 11 17:48:19 EDT 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Jose State University's KSJS-FM Wins "Station of the Year, Medium
Markets"
 2005 JazzWeek Summit, June 22-25, Syracuse, New York


Dr. Bradley M. Stone
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry
Faculty Advisor and Jazz Music Director, KSJS-FM
(408) 924-5000
bstone at science.sjsu.edu
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA   95192


San Jose, CA, June 30, 2005 - KSJS, 90.5 FM, San Jose State University's
student run station, has won "Station of the Year, Medium Markets" at the
2005 JazzWeek Summit recently held last week in Syracuse, NY.  JazzWeek is
the nation's premier jazz radio Web magazine, responsible for compiling the
weekly chart that monitors radio airplay on jazz stations across the nation
and is used by the entire jazz record industry.  These awards are voted on
by jazz radio programmers, record industry representatives, artists and
other peers in the jazz radio and records industry.  KSJS was a previous
winner of this award in 2003, and was also nominated in this category in
2004.  This category is for radio stations located in radio markets ranked
26-75 in population.  

Dr. Brad Stone, Jazz Music Director and Faculty Advisor for KSJS-FM,
represented KSJS at the 2005 JazzWeek Summit, at which he was an invited
panelist ("The Art of the Interview") and moderator ("Jazz Jukebox Jury").
Last year, Stone won the "Programmer of the Year - Medium Markets" Award at
the JazzWeek Summit in Rochester, NY.  Stone was also nominated for this
award in 2003 and 2005.  This is a national award for music directors and
program directors at radio stations that have a significant portion of their
music programming in the jazz genre.  Dr. Stone has served KSJS from
1985-1997 and 2001- present in a wide variety of rolls.  Stone had a
long-time jazz radio program on KSJS, along with his seminal electronic
music program "Silicon Sensations" from 1986-1997.  He has been the jazz
music director for nearly two decades, and currently serves in that capacity
(also including blues and world music) along with being one of the station's
Faculty Advisors.   He is also a two-time recipient of the Gavin Jazz
Programmer of the Year - a national award given to jazz radio program and
music directors by the (then) leading industry magazine, The Gavin Report,
which compiled radio airplay charts for all the major musical formats.  He
is frequently an invited panelist and moderator at jazz radio and jazz
education conferences across the country.  Dr. Brad Stone is also Professor
and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at San Jose State University.

Professor Mike Adams, Chair of the Television, Radio, Film and Theatre
Department at San Jose State University, and Faculty Advisor to KSJS-FM,
said "This award adds class to our station.  It shows that our students care
about America's oldest musical art form - jazz".  Stone notes that "this
award is a real honor, in that many other stations across the country in
this category are professionally staffed, NPR stations with jazz as their
only musical format - whereas we are primarily student and volunteer run,
and broadcast multiple formats.  It's wonderful that we were so highly
considered, for the students and for the University."  KSJS currently airs
31 hours of jazz, blues and world music, on several programs throughout the
week.

Attached picture: KSJS Jazz Department

Kneeling, left to right:
Nick Martinez, KSJS General Manager (holding 2005 Award).
Kareem Guillbeaux, Sports Director and Substitute On-Air Host
Kevin Foley Ariente, Asst. Music Director for Blues and On-Air Host
Brad Stone, Music Director, Faculty Advisor and On-Air Host (holding 2003
Award)

Standing, left to right:
Gerald Andag, Blues Music Assistant
Paul Kauppila, Substitute On-Air Host
Nick Mikulka, Program Director
Carlos Torres, Jazz Music Assistant and On-Air Host
Steve Metzger, On-Air Host
Karen Gentile, On-Air Host
Mike Schwartz, On-Air Host and Interview Coordinator
Tracy McGreevy, Jazz Music Assistant and On-Air Host

Not Pictured:
Ramon Johnson, On-Air Host and Public Affairs Director
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