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100.4 Jazz FM

100.4 Jazz FM (defunct)
Broadcast area North West (FM/DAB)
Slogan Get It On
Frequency 100.4 MHz
First air date 1 September 1994
Format Jazz
Owner GMG Radio
The Jazz FM logo in use until the end of 2002. Also illustrated is the Jazz FM chameleon and the "Listen in Colour" branding.

100.4 Jazz FM (launched as JFM 100.4[1]) was an independent local radio station for the North West England playing jazz music. 100.4 Jazz FM played its own music from its Salford studio during the day, whereas specialist shows like Dinner Jazz and Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis were networked from London's 102.2 Jazz FM. The station was replaced by Smooth FM 100.4 in 2004.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Return to the airwaves 1.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

In 1993, Golden Rose Communications was awarded the regional FM licence for the North West, beating ten other applications for the licence.[2] Jazz FM was launched as JFM on 1 September 1994 and broadcast from Exchange Quays, in Salford, England. It was originally known as JFM in order to try to appeal to more listeners who were put off by the "jazz" in Jazz FM. The station name reverted to Jazz FM, a decision also made to its sister London station in 1995 when Richard Wheatly became chief executive officer for Golden Rose Communications.[1] Jazz FM originally played a wide variety of jazz, pandering to more smooth jazz during the daytime to attract the 25-45 year old target market Jazz FM needed to make the station a success. The station before the rebrand, however, played more soul and softer R&B alongside jazz.

In 2003, the Guardian Media Group did extensive research into the type of music the listeners in the north-west wanted to listen to. They concluded that many people were put off by the name "jazz" in the station name. As a result, 100.4 Jazz FM closed on 13 February 2004 and relaunched as 'Smooth FM' on 1 March 2004.

Smooth FM 100.4 relaunched as Smooth Radio 100.4 in March 2007 at the same time as London based 102.2 Smooth FM.

Return to the airwaves

Hierarchy of Jazz FM from 1990 to present
On 28 February 2008 GMG Radio's chief executive John Myers made an announcement that Jazz FM would be brought back in the North West, London and the West Midlands on DAB.[3][4] Myers also said that he believed it would make more sense for there to be a dedicated radio station for jazz listeners than the commitments to play jazz on Smooth Radio 100.4, as required by the licence granted to them by Ofcom.[5] The closure of theJazz on Digital One was also part of the reason for the return of Jazz FM.[6] The relaunch of jazzfm.com, under a three year deal with The Local Radio Company happened on 6 October 2008.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Carter, Meg (4 August 1995). "JFM switches back to Jazz FM". Marketing Week. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  2. ^ Hebditch, Stephen (June 1993). "AM/FM #12 — June 1993". TQM Communications. 
  3. ^ Plunkett, John (23 April 2008). "Ofcom tells Smooth Radio to keep jazz". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  4. ^ West, Dave (23 April 2008). "GMG to press ahead with Jazz FM on DAB". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  5. ^ Andrews, Amanda (28 February 2008). "GMG in talks with Ofcom about Jazz FM return". London: The Times. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  6. ^ Chapelard, James (28 February 2008). "GMG jazzes up digital radio". Crain's Manchester Business. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Jazz FM relaunches 6 October". Radio Today. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2008. 

External links

  • 100.4 Smooth FM, which replaced 100.4 Jazz FM
  • Media UK article on 100.4 Jazz FM
  • Aircheck UK article on Lancashire, Merseyside and the North West radio stations (includes information on 100.4 Jazz FM) (Archived 19 October 2009)
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