Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Philadelphia announced Monday the return of Smooth Jazz sounds on ‘JJZ, after it was withdrawn in 2008.
Beginning Monday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Smooth Jazz format returns to the airwaves on WDAS 1480-AM and 106.1 HD2.
According to philly.com, 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
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
for several years," said Brian Check, Vice President of Programming, Clear
Channel Media and Entertainment Philadelphia. "We're excited to bring back
Smooth Jazz programming for our listeners."