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There’s still jazz on Chicago radio, despite the death of Smooth 87.7

Editors’ note: Since the publication of this article the smooth jazz format has returned to the Chicago airwaves. Read this December 31, 2014 update for more details. My post about the demise of Chicago smooth jazz station Smooth 87.7 two weeks ago continues to gather comments lamenting the station’s passing. Many of the commenters express […]

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Merlin Media killing smooth jazz 87.7 to bring alt rock to TV Ch. 6 in Chicago

Merlin Media killing smooth jazz 87.7 to bring alt rock to TV Ch. 6 in Chicago

Editors’ note: Since the publication of this article the smooth jazz format has returned to the Chicago airwaves. Read this December 31, 2014 update for more details. In a move whose logic I honestly don’t understand, Randy Michael’s Merlin Media has entered into a local marketing agreement with Venture Technologies Group, which owns the low-power […]

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Lynn Parsons of Smooth Radio London

Less "specialist jazz" for London "smooth" radio?

It will be interesting┬áto see what Ofcom, the United Kingdom’s broadcast regulatory agency, says about GMG Radio, aka “Smooth Radio” of London and North West’s request to pare down its jazz format. Here’s the gist of the request for the stations (I’ve added the bold): “Current Character of Service AN EASY LISTENING STATION FEATURING EASY […]

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