U.K.'s Jazz FM To Return As Digital Channel
June 30, 2008 at 4:44 AM (PT)
THE LOCAL RADIO COMPANY is resurrecting the JAZZ FM brand as a digital station under a licensing deal with GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP's GMG RADIO. The new JAZZ FM will be available nationally through SKY and on DAB in LONDON, the WEST MIDLANDS, and the NORTH WEST in the FALL.
GMG rebranded the broadcast version of JAZZ FM as SMOOTH FM, and then SMOOTH RADIO, three years ago and briefly tried to fill the format gap with a digital channel, "THE JAZZ."