[JPL] Announcing and Clocks

jazzhead jazzhead at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 19 02:29:43 EDT 2008

Thanks, nice to know I'm close. What you're stating is pretty much what I'm 
doing as far as teasing goes - and I'll make note of what you've said. The 
great thing about Origin's releases is they always have bios with their new 

Mark Dove
"Sounds of Jazz"
"Cafe Jazz"
Eclectic 89.1 WBCX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Blaise Lantana" <blaise.lantana at riomail.maricopa.edu>
To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:17 PM
Subject: RE: [JPL] Announcing and Clocks

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> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> There isn't any "standard" about vocals.  There are vocal shows, which are
> all vocals, and all instrumental shows, but for a general mix for a 
> station
> looking at many hours of consistent programming  2 or 3 an hour has been 
> the
> norm.  But there are always exceptions, like a special on a singer.  Plus 
> I
> think people are still experimenting with this, any ideas programmers?
> -------
> On a stop set, what would you say if you were talking to someone in 
> person?
> Some people find it helpful to put up a picture of someone they are 
> talking
> to.
> The beauty of radio is its intimacy. When I meet people they always tell 
> me
> they go to bed with me,(!) or that I take them home from work.  Just the 
> two
> of us.
> That is the key to getting it right, me talking to you, my jazz buddy. 
> Would
> you ever turn around to a friend as you leave the table and say, "we will 
> be
> right back"?  Or when stating a time "Could you meet me at Yoshi's at the
> top of the hour?"
> Listen to commercial radio, if you can stand it for a minute, they don't
> always announce the break, people get that there is a break, and you 
> aren't
> going away.  As you said focus on what is next AFTER the break, the tune,
> the artist the reason to stay around.
> Here are a couple of ideas for a transition
> "I'm Blaise Lantana and in a minute I'll play Thelonious Monk for you on
> KJZZ..."
> "A little later on K-Jazz Stan Getz plays with a man he calls his soul 
> mate"
> (Kenny Barron)   "Coming up after this on KJZZ, a sax player who inspired
> John Coltrane". (Sonny Rollins)  "Have you heard Ravi Shankar's daughter
> sing the blues? You will in a minute on KJZZ." (Nora Jones)
> Mostly I think we want to focus on the promo idea, why do I want to stay? 
> So
> little teaser tidbits help like,
> "Next the only jazz musician to run for president" (Dizzy) always good in 
> an
> election year.  That's why I'm ALWAYS looking for bio information on
> artists, they can make great teasers.
> I think it's ok to occasionally use "we", if it includes you and the
> listener
> "In five minutes, we'll get into The Work Song with Cannonball Adderly".
> But be careful it doesn't slip into the royal we.
> I'd like to hear from some other announcers about their break ideas and
> teasers.
> Blaise Lantana
> Music Director
> KJZZ Phoenix
> Blaise,
> A classic jazz track at the top of every hour and 2 or 3 vocals within the
> hour - is that pretty much the rule of thumb for jazz as far as the 
> industry
> standard goes? Just asking because I simply don't know myself. I have a
> vocal hour between 8PM and 9PM but I'm wondering if I need to mix more
> vocals in during the other hours.
> Also, what about coming into a stopset - any pointers? I have been saying
> "when we come back" - maybe unfortunate- and then frontselling the next
> selection or artist.
> Mark Dove
> "Sounds of Jazz"
> "Cafe Jazz"
> Eclectic 89.1 WBCX
> http://www.brenau.edu/about/wbcx
> http://www.myspace.com/soundsofjazz
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