Broadcaster Award Goes To Dave Koz and Pat Prescott June
28, 2005 - Weekends are usually a good time for Dave
Koz considering his Dave Koz radio show
typically airs on Saturdays or Sundays. This past weekend was especially extraordinary
as the saxophonist won the top Broadcaster prize at the yearly R&R
convention held this year in Cleveland. Koz and co-host Pat Prescott won for the
Personality/Show prize for their work at KTWV
The Wave in Los Angeles. They won the same prize last year as well as in 2002.
Station of the year was WNUA in Chicago for
market 1-25, KSSJ in Sacramento won
in markets 26-100 and WCJZ Charlottsville
in the 100+ department. KTWV The Wave
in L.A. won another award via the top Program Director prize for Paul Goldstein.
Suzanne Berg was picked as top Promotion Executive, Kelly
Cole of KIFM
in San Diego
was Music Director of the Year and Verve was top label. - by John
Jazz Nominations from R&R Magazine May
25, 2005 - They say that radio can sometimes be a thankless job but maybe "they"
are talking to the wrong people. Radio and
Records (R&R) magazine have announced nominations for the "Industry
Achievement Awards" and Smooth Jazz personalities and programmers were well
represented. Nominated for Program Director are KTWV's
Paul Goldstein in Los Angeles; Bernie Kimble at WNWV
in Cleveland, Blake Lawrence from WQCD
in New York, Baltimore's Lori Lewis at WSMJ,
Chicago's Steve Stiles at WNUA and our friend
Mike Vasquez from KIFM
in San Diego. More
Fall Smooth Jazz Ratings January
25, 2005 - Fall Ratings Book Highs: In the just released Fall Arbitron ratings
book, Los Angeles' "94.7 The Wave"
(KTWV) had a great season, jumping nearly a full share from the summer to a tie
for sixth place in the +12 ratings, its highest ratings tally in years. Washington
D.C.'s "Smooth Jazz 105.9"
(WJZW) also had a terrific book, rising to seventh, after low rating numbers in
the spring and summer. Detroit's "V 98.7"
(WVMV), always a high-performer in the ratings, did not disappoint, placing sixth.
Cleveland's "107.3 The Wave"
(WNWV) raised a full share to place seventh, bolstered by a new antenna, helping
its sometimes shaky signal in the Cleveland suburbs. St. Louis' WSSM
106.5 also raised nearly a full share, after some shaky recent books. -
Fall Ratings Book Lows: Sacramento's KSSJ
94.7 is down nearly two full ratings shares from last year at this time. San
Diego's KIFM 98.1, perhaps the most
successful Smooth Jazz station in the country, has had a rare two consecutive
down ratings books, falling to a mere fifth, still not too shabby. Dallas' 107.5
The Oasis (KOAI) slipped to fourteenth, while Tampa's WSJT
94.1 dipped a full share and two tenths to eleventh. by - Nick
Vasquez of KIFM - Behind the Mic Interview July
1, 2004 - Mike Vasquez, Program Director of KIFM in San Diego was first exposed
to Smooth Jazz in Elementary school. His trumpet teacher at the time was turning
on the students to Chuck Mangione's 1977 classic 'Feels So Good.' Vasquez told
Smooth Jazz Now he still has that vinyl album in his office. Just two years after
taking the reigns at KIFM he had his first 25-54 number one book in San Diego.
Today KIFM is a mainstay as a top three station 12 +. He is our July 'Behind the
Mic' subject. We spoke with Mike via phone on June 30, 2004. Click
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