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Radio stations playing jazz, swing, ragtime, etc.

#1 Post by Albert System » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:10 pm

Hi all-

Just wondering if you could pass along the call letters or websites of any radio stations in your town that play jazz, swing, ragtime, etc. Just trying to get some airplay for our new CD, and I'd appreciate the help.


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#2 Post by kbuxton » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:11 pm

KMHD in Portland, OR

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#3 Post by mousethief » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:18 pm


I bet J_J could give you about 600more station off of his head.

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#4 Post by djstarr » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:18 pm

Yo Paul.

KUOW 94.9 has a swing era show on Saturday nights, not sure if they play new music -

KPLU 88.5 is the mainstream jazz station in town Ken Wiley plays trombone in our favorite trad jazz band in town, his show is called the "Art of Jazz" on Sunday afternoon - if you send me a demo CD I can give it to him since I see him regularly. PM me for my address.

KBCS 91.3 is another local community college radio show. Bud, from Bud's Jazz Records, does a show on Monday mornings - I could stop by and give him a demo CD too.

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#5 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:05 pm

Hi Paul,

WKHR FM 91.5 is the only swing, big band, trad. jazz, pop swing radio station in Cleveland.

I heard somw samples from the Boilermakers new CD and really enjoyed it.

I sent a promo request in email 2 or 3 weeks ago. Did you get that?

I'm also looking forward to hearing you live in June at the Balboa events.

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#6 Post by gatorgal » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:56 pm

South Florida

WLRN 91.3 FM (Public Radio)

WLVE 93.9 FM (Contemporary Jazz)

You'll probably have better luck with the public radio station. Good Luck, Paul!

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#7 Post by julius » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:14 pm

KKJZ in Los Angeles,

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#8 Post by Albert System » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:16 pm

Thanks all- keep them coming!!

Jerry- I sent you a CD a couple days agao- you should have it this week!

I know some folks at WWOZ so that one is a slam dunk.

I will send to all your recommendations ASAP.


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#9 Post by JesseMiner » Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:11 pm

Check out's list of online jazz-playing radio stations.


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#10 Post by yedancer » Thu Apr 22, 2004 5:31 pm

KSDS 88.3

Not all the time, but they have some shows sometime that feature swing and such.

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#11 Post by archie » Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:41 am


KBEM 88.5
Jazz 24/7 - one of only 12 in the nation that play Jazz full time. In looking at there schedule just now, I can’t believe I don’t listen to the station more often.

MPR 91.1 ... jazzimage/
We have The Jazz Image on here with Harlem’s old DJ from the hey-day, Leigh Kamman. This guy has the best stories. If you’re ever in town, give him a listen or drop by a jazz venue and start talking to him. He’s a trip. Maybe he’ll get you a gig somewhere. Very nice guy.

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#12 Post by Roy » Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:15 am


91.5 WBEZ
90.9 WDCB

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#13 Post by mark0tz » Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:25 am

Washington DC:
89.3 WPFW-FM
lots of different music, but generally jazz most weekdays and parts of weekends

88.5 WAMU-FM
Hot Jazz Saturday Night with Rob Bamberger, but plays a mix of Hot Jazz and Swinging Jazz.

Baltimore, MD:
88.9 WEEA-FM
Wish we could get this station in DC...
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#14 Post by wheresmygravy » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:10 am

DFW Metroplex - University of North Texas KNTU in Denton

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#15 Post by Swifty » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:57 am

WGMC 90.1FM Rochester, NY

Jazz 24/7; Live RealAudio webcast.

Specifically check out

Saturday Swing with Phil Dodd - Big Band Jazz, Saturdays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday Standards with Phil Dodd, Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Muskie's Juke Joint with Dave Moskal - Blues, Sundays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.