WJZW Names Ramsey Lewis For Mornings
June 5, 2007 at 4:16 PM (PT)
ABC Smooth Jazz WJZW/WASHINGTON adds the RAMSEY LEWIS MORNING SHOW from BROADCAST ARCHITECTURE's SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK, beginning TUESDAY, JUNE 19. LEWIS made the announcement live on stage during his performance at the CAPITAL JAZZ FEST at MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION in COLUMBIA, MD last SUNDAY.
"RAMSEY LEWIS is truly a legend in the entertainment industry," said WJZW PD STEVE ALLAN. "When an opportunity like this presents itself you have to grab it. RAMSEY will bring a fresh, new perspective to WASHINGTON morning radio."
LEWIS and co-host KAREN WILLIAMS originate their show from their home base in CHICAGO, where he has been a fixture on morning radio since 1997. Current WJZW morning co-host CHARLIE MAXX will continue to anchor the local side of the daily broadcast.
LEWIS remarked, "I may have been born in CHICAGO, but DC has always been close to my heart. I’m thrilled to be part of a station that reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the nation’s capital, and I can’t wait to start helping the station’s audience start their days off on the right beat."