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Jazztime Smooth Radio promotes America's Smooth Jazz Legacy

This is a movement not just an organization or a company

Our Mission:

  • Strengthening the entire Jazz Community as a whole
  • Unifying for the purpose of pushing all Jazz bands
  • Taking back radio stations
  • Working on better gigs and venues
  • Marketing Jazz artists and events in a way that glamorizes the Jazz Industry for the purpose of drawing in sponsors and endorsements
  • Put on more JAZZ related events to move from a local position to a national or even global position

Jazztime Smooth Radio supports the artists and musicians in Smooth Jazz format in major cities across America. We network with artists, musicians and vocalists around the world to promote America's great Smooth Jazz heritage and preserve the legacy for Smooth Jazz.

Jazztime Smooth Radio brings live Jazz entertainment to the Lincoln area. Contact us to promote or participate in local jazz events.

We provide nonstop internet music 24/7 with local business focus.


The following article was reprinted from The Daily Nebraskan newspaper:

Internet Jazz Radio Program Reaches Out

by Kekeli Dawes, DN

James Terry loves smooth jazz. So much, in fact, that four years ago he worked on making an entire radio station devoted to it. But you can't find Jazz Time Smooth Radio on your FM dial -- it's an internet radio program, and James Terry can't stop talking about it.

Terry is a born and raised Lincolnite who is in no way new to radio. While studying sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln he took a few broadcasting classes, so onece KZUM began giving away 10-watt radio stations, he was ready to start a show of his own. In the late 70s Terry ran "Malone Raching Out," a show devoted to his passion for teaching youth. The show taught kids from and around the Malone area in Lincoln about broadcasting.

However, Terry wasn't simply a disc jocky at the community station, he was one of the founding members.

"I helped write up the by-laws and was a board of directors for about four year," Terry said. He said he found Lincoln needed an independent commmunity station because "(commercial stations) weren't playing what the community needed to hear."

After more training and interning in Iowa in the early 80s, Terry returned to KZUM to craft a new show targeted at university students called "The JT Soul Show: Music You Never Heard." The program that often ran five to six hours played blues, R&B, soul, jazz and reggae for students who couldn't find a minority station that played around the clock.

"We had the black community; when our show was on, their (radios) were on. When we're off, they turned them off." Terry said. He remembered there was such a high demand for the station "students said that they missed having a 24-hour soul radio station."

When it came to deciding what to play, Terry always said, "Let the people tell you what to play."

Therry left Lincoln once again to do more youth work at a group home in Los Angeles but when he returned to KZUM in 2004, a friend of his suggested he start a new station on his own, not on the airwaves, but on the internet. Terry said he thought this was a good time to leave the station he had worked with since its founding and pursue a new endeavor.

"Sometimes, you gotta let your kids grow up," Terry said.

Getting his station off the ground di take a while but, finally, in 2009, "Jazz Time Smooth Radio" finally aired. The station that can be found using any internet radio streaming application, as well as its website jazztimesmoothradio.com focuses on popular smooth jazz artists such as George Benson and Richard Elliott. The current Top 10 charted smooth jazz songs are on regular rotation, but ppular smooth R&B songs and artists are thrown in the mix as well.


 

 

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