This just discovered , and as I said before, support local music in your area, and jazz music. 107.5 WJZZ is scheduled to switch formats before the end of January. As most of us jazz fans know, finding a good outlet to hear jazz music, be it radio or live can sometimes be challenging. In Atlanta that’s not so much the case but if you live in a smaller city, I know it’s problematic.
Given commercial radio is all about the advertising dollar and not about the art of music, commercial jazz radio is usually not even considered when starting a new radio station. Existing stations are always on the bubble. There will be a bit of a void with this station gone, as I know many people who enjoyed the station. Here in Atlanta we’re lucky. We have jazz 91.9 WCLK- Clark Atlanta still here to listen too, but only because they are a non-commercial station. Thank God for the Internet!!!
Write back and let me know how you feel about the situation. In the meantime I have a podcast “The Hot 6” that might help ease the loss. It has a bit of jazz, funk, and soul.
Click this link to check it out one out. The whole series is to the right of this page:
The Hot 6 ver. 10 – May 2009 – Click to play
As always be easy.
Here are some articles about the closing.