Thursday, April 21, 2011

SMOOTH JAZZ 104.7FM IS BACK IN DETROIT!

News of a new smooth jazz FM station is always good news to us! Believe it or not, Smooth Jazz is back in Detroit for all of the passionate V98.7 listeners who lost their radio station more than a year ago. Now Smooth Jazz is being broadcast on 104.7FM The Oasis. The station now bills itself as playing your favorite Smooth Jazz artists including Kenny G, Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, David Benoit, Chris Botti, Patti Austin, Brian Culbertson, George Benson, Boney James, Keiko Matsui, David Sandborn and Najee. The station also simulcasts on 107.5 WGPR HD. Broadcast Architecture Owner Allen Kepler says “the tide is turning for this truly unique radio format and we’re thrilled to be working with Tim Martz, Drew Scott and the team at Martz Communications Group. The vision of Martz to offer a format to the many passionate fans in Detroit is nothing short of genius. Smooth jazz veteran Sandy Kovach co-hosts the morning show along with music icon Kenny G. Saxophonist Dave Koz does PM Drive. Koz was a long-time afternoon host in Detroit. The reason for the return was simply demand and according to Tim Martz, “over 700,000 listeners have been searching for Smooth Jazz on Detroit radio since V98.7 changed format over a year ago. We're pleased to partner with independent and locally-owned WGPR to bring Smooth Jazz back to southeast Michigan, and to join the Smooth Jazz Network family." Broadcast Architecture has been for the past 20 years the world’s leading has been providing stations with Smooth Jazz programming, research and consulting for 20 years. They launched the Smooth Jazz Network in January of 2007. Earlier this year, Broadcast Architecture turned the Smooth Jazz format back on Reno, Nevada. In 2010, they launched a new radio format they call Smooth AC™ (Adult Contemporary), mixing in non-Smooth Jazz vocals into the mix. The new format is currently taking hold in several markets across the US.

35 comments:

krisy said...

Im so thrill we have a Jazz station once again, it was a total shock to turn on the jazz station and it was replaced by hip hop......

Wanda said...

Oh Happy day!! That's how I felt when I heard Norman Brown feejaying Smooth jazz.
Life as it should be:)

Anonymous said...

been searching for a year now....FINALLY!

deghay said...

Now I might just have to return to the "D" !

deghay said...

Now I will have to return to DETROIT!

Tanya said...

I am sooo very excited Smooth Jazz back! I have a reason to turn the radio on and my 8 yr old granddaughter to thank. She said she knew I'd be happy and she was correct! TM

Anonymous said...

I am soooo very excited Smooth Jazz is back! I have my 8 year old granddaughter to thank. She said she knew I'd be happy and she was absolutely correct!! T.M.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, for bringing back smooth jazz to MI. Missed it immensely! However, 104.7 FM signal in home is so weak....can't keep it going. Any plans to strengthen the signal in the near future? The car reception is pretty good, but in home reception is "in & Out". Very frustating. Gotta have that "smooth jazz"

Diane said...

Thank-You,Thank-You,Thank-You,You,You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Diane///

Anonymous said...

So happy to see Jazz back in Detroit.Only sorry that the sation in Ohio wants to interfer with the signal. Stay strong Smooth Jazz, it them who are threaten by great music.

Renee said...

It is so good to hear smoothjazz again in detroit.

Melvin Pritchett said...

I'm totally outraged that clear channel wnts to stop te best thing that has happened in Detroit by bringing back smooth jazz

Anonymous said...

you will never have a good signal in the ypsilanti, ann arbor area as long as you use 104.7... wiot have use that a lot longer then you so you will never listener in those area ... so good luck with only the Detroit area

vcanty said...

So glad to see Smooth Jazz back, but can't get the station on all the radio. I'm only able to get it in the car radio and one radio in the house. What is the power level? But, I'm soooo happy to have Smooth Jazz once again.

luckyduck said...

Welcome Home Smooth Jazz! You have been missed. So glad to hear Sandy this morning. You are once again our forever radio s station in Detroit!

luckyduck said...

Welcome back Smooth Jazz! So great to hear Sandy this am. You are once again our forever Detroit station!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Smooth Jazz! We locked in our radio dial once again! THANK YOU and welcome back to our great radio team of announcers too!

Anonymous said...

Its great!!!!! to have you back.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just found this station....awesome! Lost V98.7 and thought I'd never hear good smooth jazz on the radio in Detroit again
Thank you, thank you..........thank you.....

john b said...

man i am so glad to have smooth jazz back i found about it from some freinds at work and i have been with eversince thank you.

Janice said...

Sooo thrilled to have a jazz station again. Hubby and I missed this so much.

Thank you! Thank you!!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Now if we can just up the power so it's not drowned out by Toledo's 104.7...

sewcrazy214 said...

detroit loves jazz, and jazz loves detroit. welcome, welcome, welcome!

Anonymous said...

Tony said...

Yea Smooth Jazz is back please, please, please boost the signal
can not hear it vert well.

Anonymous said...

Reception is poor. Even with an outdoor FM antenna. Any suggestions?

Vangie said...

Station does not come in clear,reception is poor. Any suggestions.

Anonymous said...

I was thrilled to learn that smooth jazz was back. However, when I set the station (in my car) to 104.7, it switches to 107.5 automatically a short time later. I can't keep it on 104.7 no matter what I try. Any suggestions?

Dan Thee Man said...

I'm a Happy Man Again! I enjoy it esp when the words don't get in the way! Still Luv Me Wife Sade :-) & the vocals. Just GLAD ur back!xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

thank GOD. I thought I was going to die when the station was raplaced. I counld not understand why. And every one I knew was dissappointed also.

kese said...

I love it! just discovered the stateion last night when my power was out. been listening to a classic jazz station but now i have my smooth jazz back

k.miller said...

So happy to have jazz back on the radio, but last couple of days there has been 'bad' reception. What's happening? Can't get the station in on my way to work. Hope this is corrected asap!

Anonymous said...

104.7 What gives i can't the station on the house radio or Car Radio?

Sterling Hts.

Travis Bridges said...

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Not bad at all.
Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

oh im so happy I loved smooth jazz v98.7 growing up! that jingle was the best. I cant wait to get into the car and tune in!

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