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Sun Oct 19 18:56:51 EDT 2008

MICHAEL  "MR. JAZZ" GOURRIER  named Jazz Director  for  WRIR-FM.  

Michael Gourrier, long  time radio personality from WWOZ-FM, New Orleans who 
relocated here to Richmond  after Hurricane Katrina has been named Jazz 
Director by WRIR-FM 97.3 FM & _www.wrir.org_ (http://www.wrir.org/)  . Gourrier is 
in his  thirty-fourth  year of  Jazz broadcasting and brings a wealth of  
talent and experience to Richmond's Independent Radio
Station. He succeeds Gerard "Giz" Bowe  who recently retired. He  will be 
maning the 11 Am till 1 PM slot on the station's Sunday schedule.  Joining the 
Jazz programming will be Bill Thomson who moves over from the  Wednesday 
"Breakfast Blend" to the 9 AM till 11 AM Sunday slot with a  program entitled "New 
Orleans Roots and More". As Gourrier states," the four  hour Jazz Block on WRIR 
will cover Jazz in all it's colors;
from it's origins in New Orleans to  today".

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