2013 – KZIZ switches to Smooth Jazz

5-02-2013 – Last Friday, Chris H. Bennett, Chairman of Kris Bennett Broadcasting (KBB), announced a major format change with Bennett’s Broadcast stations. [1560 KZIZ/Pacific-Tacoma]

“I’m proud to announce that we have acquired the exclusive rights to the Smooth Jazz format, and will be the officially licensed Pacific Northwest affiliate for the Smooth Jazz Network”, said Bennett.

The Smooth Jazz network daily host lineup includes format veterans; Sandy Kovach mornings, Miranda Wilson mid-days, Allen Kepler PM Drive and Maria Lopez evenings. Programming on the Smooth Jazz Network includes the first ever countdown show for the format; The Smooth Jazz Top 20, Smooth Weekend (both hosted by format creator Allen Kepler), Contemporary Jazz with Kenny G and The Dave Koz Radio Show. In order to make room for the Smooth Jazz format, KBB will implement the following changes: The Gospel format currently on 1560 AM KZIZ will move to 1420 AM KRIZ. The Blues format on 1420 will be cut back to accommodate gospel format. The talk shows – Community Potpourri, Rev. Al Sharpton, and GameTime Sports – heard on 1620 KYIZ will not be affected as the 1620 lineup will remain the same.

Author: Jason Remington

QZVX Creator, Admin, & Editor, former broadcaster. ABOUT Jason & QZVX.com | Jason's Airchecks

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