[JPL] Jazz isn't dying - culture is dying

rick rick at jazzrockworld.com
Mon Jul 31 13:56:28 EDT 2006

Hi Michael,

I lived in San Jose during those days at KSJS and have several cassette
tapes where I just recorded whatever was playing. I especially liked Victor
Rivera's show (heard rumors, but don't know why he disappeared). I even have
my "Creative Source" t-shirt somewhere around here. And yes, you guys took
over the throne when KRE "Colors" went under. 

Fusion is the "F" word in music, it seems. It's a shame that the US can't
find room for it. BTW - a little semi-local info: There's a radio station in
Nevada City (near Grass Valley) that has a fusion show every other Friday
night. KVMR.org. The interesting thing about that station is they are also
on Live 365, so I can listen to them through my Tivo at any time from
Redwood City. Sweet!!!

Of course fusion is a miniscule percentage of their broadcasting, but at
least it's there. I talked with the DJ and he gets a lot of listeners in
Sacto and Roseville. I was able to hear them all the way to Fairfield. They
are community supported too. I wonder how they can do it and so many others




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Hey Rick;
Have enjoyed you contributions over the years at the JazzCorner chat
KSJS, where I've produced and hosted a show for about 11 years used to be
the absolute radio Kings of fusion during the 80's & 90's. a format that was
called the "Creative Source."
As college radio we have very little ass to kiss, other than some station
rules govrening the clock each hour. In other words, we have no fund raisers
or revenue streams to worry about if we play something that's not someone's
'cup of  tea', which is always what your doing in jazz radio IMO, because
the audience  knows exactly what it wants, which often translates into their
favorite niche at  the expense of others.
I same along slightly after the heavy fusion days, and there was a constant
stream of calls from Fusionites wanting more....and so it goes.
The members of my audience who are really into Big Band, call for
that............Classic jazzers call for that...............those who want
more  "Out" 
stuff do the same. Get the picture?
Personally I like it all...........I play it all, and mostly I love to mix
it up a lot to display a Wide World Of Jazz. The audience seems to like it,
but  maybe not all of it;-)
Mike Schwartz/KSJS


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