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RE: smooth jazz

I'll echo the great station that WRVR was.  I know that Herschel and Les
Davis have moved onto other jazz radio ventures, but wonder about the rest.
I have some unscoped tapes from WRVR, taped the day Elvis died.  I recently
mp3'ed them and put them on CDs.  I can listen to it over and over, good


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> [mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Donna
> Halper
> Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 2:38 AM
> To: boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> Subject: Re: smooth jazz
> it was written:
> >Smooth Jazz didn't work in Boston for two reasons.  One, the minority
> >population is not large enough, and it's an important demographic for a
> >smooth jazz station.
> Most of Boston's minority population, at least in the younger
> demographics,
> seems to prefer rap and dance music stations, based on what I have
> observed.  For them, "smooth jazz" is just like elevator music, much too
> wimpy.  Personally, I would love to see a 'real' jazz format on the air
> somewhere-- I worked at WRVR-FM in New York when it was jazz, and we had
> similar demos to what a classical station gets-- a small but very loyal
> niche audience that listened for hours and hours.   It's interesting that
> despite all the hoo-hah over Ken Burns' recent documentary, jazz records
> are selling fewer and fewer copies.  Yet I still think there IS a
> niche for
> this type of station.