[JPL] REAL JAZZ rules in Philadelphia

Jeff Duperon mrjazzjr at sprintmail.com
Thu Aug 10 12:56:02 EDT 2006


Jae,

We will probably experience the same reaction from WJJZ listeners
complaining that their only connection to Jazz has been taken away and
replaced with a wake up call from Whoopi Goldberg beginning Monday 8/14.
The station has already flipped the switch and blindsided their loyal
supporters.

Regards,

Jeff Duperon

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That's interesting Jeff.....from my experience here....when the smooth
station went off the air..... there were many letters to the editor
complaining that now they have no "jazz" on the radio. Funny. There's
actually 30 hours of jazz weekly on our station but many of these folk don't
have a clue and want nothing to do with our so called "purist jazz." So my
thinking to our management was to try and find a way to tap into these
listeners to see if we could bring some over from their parallel universe.
Haven't seen much success with this yet but at least we're trying. We're
trying not by playing this music but by simply approaching it from an
intellectual and historical platform......My guess is that you'll see the
same thing there with the print media. 
   
  One of our management asked me why don't these folk want to listen to the
jazz we play.....I usually try my best to avoid these conversations......but
answered that it's a an issue of musical interpretation and preference. See
you at the end of September Jeff. 
   
  Jae Sinnett   

Jeff Duperon <mrjazzjr at sprintmail.com> wrote:
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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

Inquirer Columnist



Sunny 104.5 and Smooth Jazz 106.1 will cease to exist at some 

point today as Clear Channel Radio prepares to reformat the 

two stations.



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 

Madonna's "Sorry."



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 

then.



Check www.philly.com for updates.





Jeff Duperon 

Jazz Host

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Philadelphia, PA 19121
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Fax: (215) 204-7027
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Your generous support keeps WRTI's classical and
jazz music on the air.



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