Center Stage on Live365 this week is Smooth Jazz Network – "The originators of SMOOTH JAZZ." We spoke with the station manager Allen Kepler about their history with radio, their station's programming, and we got some music recommendations. Check out the interview below!
What made you get started in radio?
What brought you to Live365?
What's your favorite part about running your own radio station?
I love sharing the music
Tell us about your station's programming. What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
The Smooth Jazz Network reflects the best music in the genre today, while featuring the greatest smooth jazz hits of the past 30+ years.
Name one artist that you play on your station that is underrated in your opinion.
Norman Brown, the greatest guitarist alive today
What's your favorite music memory/moment?
Interviewing Tony Bennett
Please list your top 5 or 10 songs, with a brief reason why each song made your list.
These are just a few of the tunes that define smooth jazz as a music genre...
"Maputo" - Bob James & David Sanborn
"Smooth Operator" - Sade
"Hippies on a Corner" - Joe Sample
"Breezin'" - George Benson
"You Make Me Smile" - Dave Koz
"Time and Tide" - Basia
"Touch" - John Klemmer
"Midnight in San Juan" - Earl Klugh
"Rainforest" - Paul Hardcastle
"Sweet Love" - Anita Baker
"Lily Was Here" - Candy Dulfer & David A. Stewart
"Feels So Good" - Chuck Mangione
"The "In" Crowd" - Ramsey Lewis Trio
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