WJMZ/Greenville, SC Breaks Format For Natalie Cole Tribute
January 4, 2016 at 8:59 AM (PT)
SUMMIT MEDIA Urban AC WJMZ (107.3 JAMZ)/GREENVILLE, SC, broke format on NEW YEAR’s DAY when it was announced that NATALIE COLE had passed.
OM ELROY SMITH teamed up with midday host KELLY MAC to create a special 4 hour segment where listeners called in to request their favorite songs by Natalie & share their fondest memories of her as well.
KELLY MAC said, “Originally we were slated to be voice tracked because it was a holiday but when ELROY called me I didn't hesitate. This is the kind of radio programming that made me fall in love with radio. Live, local, real time interactive radio full of relatable content & phone calls from the audience."
SMITH told ALL ACCESS, having a talent such as, KELLY MAC; her vacation was put on hold & she rushed into the studio to salute, NATALIE COLE. This was no surprise to the 1073 JAMZ listeners. We do what our listeners expect of JAMZ and that is to address joyous times and sad times; as is this case, the loss of NATALIE COLE. However, our listeners brought so much joy to the airwaves as they reminisced about the impact NATALIE COLE had on their lives. After NEW YEAR’s DAY, we continued to feature NATALIE COLE hits throughout the WEEKEND.
The tribute was also covered on TV by FOX CAROLINA NEWS, click here.