[JPL] REAL JAZZ rules in Philadelphia
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Thu Aug 10 12:11:03 EDT 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer, Posted on Thu, Aug. 10, 2006
Bye-bye, Sunny; so long, Smooth. What is the world coming to? Finally,
there will be only REAL JAZZ in Philadelphia.
By Michael Klein
Sunny 104.5 and Smooth Jazz 106.1 will cease to exist at some
point today as Clear Channel Radio prepares to reformat the
Company officials chose not to talk yesterday, but word is
that WJJZ-FM (106.1) - for 13 years the home of Dave Koz and
David Sanborn - will flip to a format known in the trade
as "rhythmic adult-contemporary," an up-tempo mix of dance
music aimed primarily at adult women.
If WKTU (103.5), a sister station in New York, is any
indication, here's a sample: Michael Jackson's "Rock With
You," Rihanna's "Unfaithful," Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie," and
Clear Channel is not expected to announce plans for 104.5 - a
light-rock station known for playing Christmas music in the
fall - for a week or so. It's not clear what will air until
Check www.philly.com for updates.
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