BA Rolls Out 'Smooth News'
July 29, 2008 at 11:26 AM (PT)
BROADCAST ARCHITECTURE has launched their "smooth news" service. The service is live and available for SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK affiliates and is fed directly from the company’s websites http://www.smoothjazznetwork.com and www.smoothjazztop20.com.
BA Pres. ALLEN KEPLER states, "We see this as a very important service for our affiliates as well as the music industry. There is no consistent, up to the minute, source for news completely focused on the music that Smooth Jazz/Smooth AC radio plays. Our site has news gathered from various news sources and directly from the artists themselves. It’s available for our SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK affiliate websites at no charge via our RSS feed. When we update news stories, the news automatically updates on radio station websites. We encourage artists and managers to continue to feed news, anecdotes and interesting tidbits from all of their artists as this adds one more layer to our quest to enhance the connection between the listeners and our artists."
He continues, "This is just one more step in our quest to put more of a 'face' on the format. Our innovation and launch of the SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK just over a year ago with artist hosts DAVE KOZ, RAMSEY LEWIS, KENNY G, NORMAN BROWN, BRIAN CULBERTSON and PAUL HARDCASTLE was a beginning, however now we are aggressively entering the online world with concert tour information, links to artist websites, the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown chart/site, feedback tracks and even a CD store."