[JPL] RE: Kenny G on KKJZ w/content

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue Apr 5 09:36:14 EDT 2011

The JazzWeek Smooth Jazz Chart panel consists of ONLY 8 stations!

On 4/5/2011 1:49 AM, Doug Crane wrote:
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> Broadcast Architecture lists a whopping 19 Smooth Jazz stations 
> utilizing their services on its website.  25% of those are in 
> California.  My guess is that some of the remaining stations have to 
> be looking at programming options other than Smooth Jazz.  A number of 
> them on that very same list have already tweaked their sound by 
> adopting BA's Smooth AC format.  That means more vocals and fewer 
> instrumentals.
> I'd be very interested in knowing how many radio stations around the 
> country end up carrying the "G" show.
> Does anybody remember David Sanborn's syndicated radio show from the 
> late 1980's called "The Jazz Show"?  I thought his music mix was 
> intelligent, accessible to the masses and with more than enough "real" 
> jazz to keep all but the "jazz police" happy.  His TV show "Night 
> Music" from around the same time was a lot of fun too.  If only Kenny 
> G's show could evolve into something more like Sanborn's old show, it 
> might be worth a listen.
> Doug Crane
> dcrane at comcast.net
> KUVO Denver 89.3FM
> On 4/4/2011 6:30 PM, onthebeach at aol.com wrote:
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>> BA's last gasp?  most of their major market clients have defected in 
>> recent years....
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