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Dave Koz Says Stop Complaining about Smooth Jazz Radio’s Decline Because …

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Originally posted November 30, 2009 – “The decline in popularity of the smooth jazz format has been blamed on a variety of factors, including lack of exposing compelling new music, over-reliance on instrumental cover versions of pop songs similar to the mostly-defunct Beautiful Music format, and Arbitron’s PPM reports showing lower ratings returns for smooth jazz stations than the traditional diary system had.”

Radio Facts: Originally posted November 30, 2009. That’s a LOOOONG paragraph to say one thing BOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRING!!!! Smooth Jazz was about as much a format as black people not being responsible for multiple music genres. Smooth Jazz was a made up format that played songs like Luther Vandross who was NEVER a jazz performer. Had Anita Baker written all of her songs she’s be filthy rich off of songs like Sweet Love which might qualify as smooth jazz. Other than that the cheesy instrumental covers of hit songs was just boring as hell.

TIME TO STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT IT NOT BEING THE WAY IT USED TO BE … AND START EMBRACING THE WAY IT IS AND THE WAY IT’S GOING TO BE IN THE FUTURE … WHATEVER THAT MAY BE! HELLO, TOMORROW. – Dave Koz

It’s amazing people actually made money and had careers of doing this. Sort of reminds you of Weird Al Yankovick doing “comedy” covers of pop songs. We got tired of that too. Well at least Dave Koz is realistic and he wasn’t a bad host on KTWV for the years the the was on there but I for one am THRILLED the format is deceased. What about you?

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2 comments

Sandi March 16, 2020 at 6:21 am

Metal, Alternative, Pop, country, t’s all boring if you’re not into it, if it’s not sentimental to you. I like it all and appreciated smooth jazz too. It played music from the greats who were too mellow for hip hop r&b and reminded me of my late Dad, who played Saxaphone.

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Mickey March 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

Anita Baker is very rich btw, and took ownership of her music and career vs. letting others. She didn’t write every song she sang, but wasn’t hustled out of royalties for most of her career through being smart to control things.

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