Greater Media Philadelphia announces Smooth Jazz 97.5 WJJZ is now broadcasting with the maximum permissible signal for an FM radio station in the Northeast, beginning the week of June 18th, 2007. The new signal strength will mean a significant improvement in the sound quality and reach of WJJZ's coverage throughout the Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Camden, Gloucester and Wilmington, Delaware.
"This is the last piece of the puzzle," said Station Manager Jim Brown. "Greater Media has made a substantial investment to bring Smooth Jazz music back to this area. The community was very disappointed to lose this format and Greater Media responded. We are thrilled to be able to offer the Smooth Jazz sounds to the people of the Delaware Valley." "WJJZ is very special in that the station reflects the market," said Program Director Michael Tozzi. "Most stations cover one segment of the market place, whereas WJJZ goes well beyond those boundaries. Our music finds common ground for the people in the community and it's a beautiful thing."
"I've been an engineer in this business for 40 years and this project is right at the top of the list when it comes to career highlights," said Greater Media Vice President of Engineering Milford Smith. "This work represents an extremely important signal improvement for the listeners in the Delaware Valley and I am really proud to be part of the project." Michael Tozzi will make the official announcement this Friday, June 22nd at 7pm, at the West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival. The event is expected to attract over 200,000 adults through the culture and enthusiasm of Jazz, Art and 97.5 WJJZ. Performances at the three day festival will include Pieces of a Dream, Pat Martino, WAR, Roy Ayers and many more.