Monday, December 27, 2010


Well here we go again as yet another Smooth Jazz radio station is gone. 98.9FM KWJZ in Seattle has flipped formats to what they are calling Modern Music as “Click 98.9“. The station is straddling the line between Modern Rock, AAA, and Hot Adult Contemporary putting the station in between Modern Rock “107.7 The End” KNDD, AAA “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT, and even CHR “Kiss 106.1” KBKS and Hot AC “Star 101.5” KPLZ. The site features the following farewell message from Program Director Carol Handley.

To the KWJZ Family,
For 19 years 98.9 KWJZ has been presenting a mix of Smooth Jazz music for you, our very loyal music fans and radio listeners. It is with sadness that we inform you that this era for 98.9 FM has come to a close. Technologies change and the new radio audience measurement is not favoring our once “ratings-strong” Smooth Jazz music format. I encourage you to continue to support the artists who make the music and the venues who bring them to the Northwest. It is with huge gratitude on behalf of the entire KWJZ staff that we thank you for being here with us for these many years.

Carol Handley
Program Director

The first hour of Click 98.9 featured:
Neon Trees – Animal
Jack Johnson – Flake
Broken Bells – The High Road
Pink – So What
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Sara Bareilles – King Of Anything
The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
The Fray – How To Save A Life
Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
Nirvana – All Apologies
The Script – Breakeven
Maroon 5 – This Love
Florence & The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
Paramore – Misery Business
Dave Matthews Band – The Space Between
The Dirty Heads – Lay Me Down
Cake – Never There
Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The new 98.9 style is a completely BULL SHIT. It's sad that KWJS is gone. One more reason to leave Seattle area.


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