Philadelphia Gets Its Smooth Jazz Back
June 10, 2013 at 7:40 AM (PT)
As tipped by ALL ACCESS this morning, CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT/PHILADELPHIA will officially return Smooth Jazz to the CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE by flipping Urban Oldies WDAS-A (1480) to Smooth Jazz at Noon TODAY (6/10), giving the format a 5,000 watt daytime, 1,000 watt nightime signal.
The station will feature long-time WJJZ personality, MICHAEL TOZZI, who was the midday host and PD of WJJZ from 1995 to 2008.
"It's a proud moment for the music that so many love and has been missing from the airwaves," said TOZZI. "I’d like to thank the great team in PHILADELPHIA for their commitment to the format and passionate fans it speaks to."
"The re-birth of ‘JJZ fills a void for Smooth Jazz music, which hasn’t had a local home in PHILADELPHIA for several years," said VP/Programming PHILADELPHIA BRIAN CHECK. "We're excited to bring back Smooth Jazz programming for our listeners."