Re: Washington State Radio Happenings


This from All Access:

Smooth Jazz Network Lands in Tri-Cities

The SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK has landed on JACOBS RADIO PROGRAMMING’s new station in TRI CITIES, WA — simulcasted on KWDR and Translator K272ED, which will be known as “SMOOTH JAZZ 102.3 FM.”

“Many adult Tri-Citians will be very happy with this new radio station,” JACOBS RADIO PROGRAMMING Owner JEFF JACOBS said. “This won’t be just another radio station playing a slightly different arrangement of the same music as the other radio stations … this will be a radio station unto its own, truly filling a void in our region.”

“We are thrilled to bring the SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK to the TRI-CITIES are,” SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK Pres. ALLEN KEPLER said. “Having developed the Smooth Jazz format since the late ’80s, we have experienced many successes and numerous challenges, and we continue to hear the outcry from supporters of the format and adult radio consumers. The audience of the region has some of the most avid supporters we’ve seen of any radio format and we are thrilled to assist JEFF and his team fill a void for this quality format. The Smooth Jazz format provides an excellent lane for broadcasters who truly want to see a unique position in the market — adult upscale, intelligent listeners who have otherwise been abandoned by radio.”