Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Jazz musician Ramsey Lewis is bringing his morning show to Smooth Jazz 105.9 WJZW Washington beginning Tuesday, June 19.

“Ramsey Lewis is truly a legend in the entertainment industry,” said WJZW Program Director Steve Allan. “When an opportunity like this presents itself you have to grab it. Ramsey will bring a fresh, new perspective to Washington morning radio.”

Lewis and his co-host Karen Williams will originate their show from their home base in Chicago, where he’s hosted mornings for ten years. Current WJZW morning co-host Charlie Maxx will continue to anchor the local side of the daily broadcast.

Lewis remarked, “I may have been born in Chicago, but DC has always been close to my heart. I’m thrilled to be part of a station that reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the nation’s capital, and I can’t wait to start helping the station’s audience start their days off on the right beat.”

According to Allan: “Who better personifies the sound of Smooth Jazz than Ramsey Lewis? He not only lives the sound – he helped create it and his passion for the music will make his show a must listen every morning.”

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