[JPL] KMHD Portland's new contact info

ron-gill at att.net ron-gill at att.net
Sun Jul 26 12:42:47 EDT 2009


On Jul 26, 2009, at 1:24 AM, Bobby Jackson wrote:

> This week's sponsor: Lisa Hilton, "Twilight & Blues"
>
> *******************************************************

    Amen to all that Bobby. Good luck, man.
    Ron Gill
>
> I sent out an earlier e-mail that I don't think made it out there  
> so here goes round two.
>
> First to the JPL family....Heart felt thanks to all the voices who  
> have expressed concern and regrets of the demise of local jazz at  
> WCPN.  A greater family than our jazz family does not exist.  I'm  
> grateful to be counted in your ranks.  The task in Cleveland was  
> difficult to begin with and not altogether unexpected in terms of  
> its outcome.  I gave it my best, learned a lot along the way and  
> don't know what I would have done here differently working with the  
> tool box I was given.  For my own effort, I have no regrets.  I've  
> been a true warrior.
>
> As for Bob Parlocha and Dinner Jazz, I respect Bob for his acumen  
> as a jazz broadcaster.  However, I just don't think syndication  
> works as well as local jazz presenters any more than NPR news works  
> in lieu of locally based newscasts and reporters.  Cheaper out of  
> necessity I guess, but certainly less than....
>
> This evening, my wife was entertaining some girl friends who paid  
> us a visit tonight and I put on some music for them.  It hit me  
> then that Cleveland would not have any local flavor in terms of  
> music and that was depressing.  I have no desire to work, teach or  
> live in a city that doesn't have a radio station committed to  
> jazz.  I've never had to do that before and I don't want to do it  
> now or in the future.  I'm actually looking to head home (NYC) or  
> to wind up in New England if I can swing that.  You never know what  
> life will bring so I choose to remain optimistic.
>
> I've always maintained we jazz stations are like fish swimming in a  
> barrel.  This time I got shot.  I hope none of you have to endure  
> this kind of hardship but we all know this isn't over just yet.   
> I'm just beginning this journey to the next phase of my life and  
> work so everything is all very hazy for me right now.  I remember  
> many going through this including my brother from another mother  
> Arturo Gomez.  I have major concerns about my family and health  
> insurance costs.  That is scary considering the times we live in.   
> I'll be glad when I find something and can settle into new  
> routines.  There may be a possibility of me doing work on the  
> internet and I'm having discussions about that right now, including  
> lending some positive energy to it.  It's not a situation that will  
> allow me to pay my bills right away or afford me health care but it  
> is something to look forward to.  I'm not ready to be put out to  
> pasture just yet.  Please keep me in your thoughts to possibilities  
> that may open up out here.
>
> I applied for the job in Portland.  The search committee was very  
> kind and very committed to finding the right person to fit in their  
> community.  I was impressed by their commitment to jazz and wish  
> them well.  I heard there were over 80 applicants for the job.   I  
> am grateful for the opportunity to speak with them as I'm sure they  
> didn't interview everyone who applied.  Of course, I was  
> disappointed that they didn't call my name but  I want to extend my  
> best wishes   to KMHD and Matt Fleeger as he begins his journey of  
> shepherding jazz for OPB/KMHD.  There are some great people who  
> work at that shop such as my dear friends Jan and Rick Mancuso.   
> Considering musicians like bassists Ben Wolfe and Esperanza  
> Spaulding who cut their eyeteeth in that community learning jazz it  
> seems like a great situation to be in, not to mention the  
> progressiveness of the city.  It's encouraging to see a community  
> that actually GETS it and is committed to making local jazz their  
> programming flagship and to fight to make jazz work in their  
> community.  Who knew that local jazz would be more important to  
> communities like Portland over places like Chicago and Cleveland??   
> Who knew???  Keep swingin' and fighting for this music!!!  Trust  
> that I will too.....
>
> Aloha,
>
> Bobby Jackson
>
>
>
> On Jul 25, 2009, at 10:42 PM, TradeSecrets/Mancuso's wrote:
>
>> This week's sponsor: Lisa Hilton, "Twilight & Blues"
>>
>> *******************************************************
>>
>> Here’s our go to person for music service & all things KMHD 89.1
>> Gresham/Portland.  Matt comes from KRTU in San Antonio.
>>
>> Matt Fleeger ~ KMHD
>> Oregon Public Broadcasting
>> 7140 SW Macadam Ave.
>> Portland, Or 97219
>>
>> MFleeger at opb.org  - I assume this is his email.   It’s how all  
>> others are
>> configured.
>>
>> He’s said that service to others on-airs can continue, just be  
>> sure the
>> station – Matt – is on there.
>>
>> Please be sure to REMOVE
>>
>> Greg Gomez
>> KMHD
>> 26000 SE Stark St.
>> Gresham, OR 97030
>>
>> The new studios at OPB (I’m calling it Starship KMHD) are almost  
>> finished &
>> eta for broadcast launch from there is August 10th.  Press  
>> conference &
>> ceremony included!  Boy, what a difference!!
>>
>> Ciao,
>>
>> Jan Mancuso
>>
>>
>>
>> *************************************************
>>
>> Lisa Hilton: "Twilight & Blues"  August release
>>
>> Lisa Hilton/piano, Larry Grenadier/bass, Lewis Nash/drums/Jeremy  
>> Pelt/trumpet, J. D. Allen/sax
>>
>> "Forget all of the piano sensations that are out there - the best  
>> newer voice out there lives in Malibu: Lisa Hilton.....The whole  
>> disc has an  ambience that draws you in while swinging with  
>> emotion....The band shows its chops....Thoughtful and well crafted  
>> from start to finish, this is a must have for jazz fans".  George  
>> Harris/All About Jazz
>>
>> "A stellar lineup...Ms. Hilton demonstrates her maturity as a  
>> pianist enough that any listener will appreciate her gift".  Eric  
>> Cohen/WAER Radio, NY
>>
>> "Hilton uses blue notes to create an intimate world of beauty that  
>> is true to the artist she is. Hilton's orignality of vision is her  
>> strength, and her light touch is as lovely as she is and as  
>> addictive as the waves breaking near her Malibu home."  Brad  
>> Walseth/Jazz Chicago.net
>>
>> "Exciting for the listener... hot stuff".  Chris Spector/Midwest  
>> Record
>>
>> Distributed by Super D.  www.LisaHiltonMusic.com  Promotion by  
>> JazzzDog
>>
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> *************************************************
>
> Lisa Hilton: "Twilight & Blues"  August release
>
> Lisa Hilton/piano, Larry Grenadier/bass, Lewis Nash/drums/Jeremy  
> Pelt/trumpet, J. D. Allen/sax
>
> "Forget all of the piano sensations that are out there - the best  
> newer voice out there lives in Malibu: Lisa Hilton.....The whole  
> disc has an  ambience that draws you in while swinging with  
> emotion....The band shows its chops....Thoughtful and well crafted  
> from start to finish, this is a must have for jazz fans".  George  
> Harris/All About Jazz
>
> "A stellar lineup...Ms. Hilton demonstrates her maturity as a  
> pianist enough that any listener will appreciate her gift".  Eric  
> Cohen/WAER Radio, NY
>
> "Hilton uses blue notes to create an intimate world of beauty that  
> is true to the artist she is. Hilton's orignality of vision is her  
> strength, and her light touch is as lovely as she is and as  
> addictive as the waves breaking near her Malibu home."  Brad  
> Walseth/Jazz Chicago.net
>
> "Exciting for the listener... hot stuff".  Chris Spector/Midwest  
> Record
>
> Distributed by Super D.  www.LisaHiltonMusic.com  Promotion by  
> JazzzDog
>
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