iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Philadelphia announced today the return of Smooth Jazz sounds on “˜JJZ. Beginning Monday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Smooth Jazz format returns to the airwaves on 1480-AM and 106.1 HD2.
The station will feature long-time WJJZ personality, Michael Tozzi, who was the midday host and Program Director of WJJZ-FM from 1995 to 2008. The format will include a variety genres and artists, such as Dave Koz, Peter White and Norman Brown.
“It’s a proud moment for the music that so many love and has been missing from the airwaves,” said Tozzi. “I’d like to thank the great team in Philadelphia for their commitment to the format and passionate fans it speaks to.”
“The re-birth of “˜JJZ fills a void for Smooth Jazz music, which hasn’t had a local home in Philadelphia for several years,” said Brian Check, Vice President of Programming, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Philadelphia. “We’re excited to bring back Smooth Jazz programming for our listeners.”
Fans can listen to ‘JZZ, on the station’s website, wjjz.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s all-in-one digital radio service. iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. iHeartRadio also offers listeners a new “Perfect For” feature which allows users to choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities.