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CD 101.9 drops jazz for "adult rock" format

There are 604 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 5, 2008, titled CD 101.9 drops jazz for "adult rock" format. In it, Newsday reports that:

Goodbye Grover Washington Jr. Hello, Radiohead. As of 4 p.m. today, after 20 years, WQCD has dropped smooth jazz, flipping to what its owner calls "an innovative new Adult Rock format." Now known as WRXP, the ...

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Pablo

AOL

#1 Feb 5, 2008
Another COOL station bites the dust.
Dave Coz

Ronkonkoma, NY

#2 Feb 5, 2008
This sucks!
"Now known as WRXP, the station will feature such artists as...
Bruce Springsteen (old and tired),
Nirvana (druggie dead lead singer - grunge is dead too),
The Who (child porn viewers),
Oasis (think too highly of their "talent"),
R.E.M.(gay), and
Radiohead (who??)
gng

Stamford, CT

#3 Feb 5, 2008
I guess I'll be playing my CD player more often...
jjh

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

#4 Feb 5, 2008
I sure hope that someone comes to their senses over there. I am still in shock that NY no longer has an FM Jazz station!
Sachs

Paterson, NJ

#5 Feb 5, 2008
It figures, they just can't leave a good thing alone.
Pete

New York, NY

#6 Feb 5, 2008
I guess I will now have to put satellite radio in my car
Litl Buddy Rich

AOL

#7 Feb 5, 2008
I was shocked to here a different format of music coming out of my car radio. I thought I had pushed the wrong button by mistake. I heard a new voice announce, thanking the listners for sticking around for the last half hour with the new format. Oh no, I guess a good thing has come to an end. Now I will have to reprogram my radio's for some other different station to wake up to in the morning.
CD101.9 was great. Larry Carlton, Fourplay, Mindi Abair, Dianna Krall, George Benson, Pat Metheney, Peter White, Matt Marshak, Dave Brubeck, Dave Koz, the list keeps going of great artists that I will no longer be able listen to on the radio. I guess I'll just have to listen to CD's, and no longer will I be listening to the advertising.
ceprise

East Haven, CT

#8 Feb 5, 2008
Wait a minute!
Two years ago when I was working in Philly, the smooth jazz station was also dumped by a PD. That station is now on their second format change.
Another radio group picked up the format, and are now broadcasting Smooth Jazz in Philadelphia.
Yes, they have made cost cut. Now morning and afternoon drives are syndicated shows, Ramsey Lewis in the AM, and Dave Koz in the PM. Ramsey is a bit more politically active for my taste, but he plays the music.
Google wzzj 97.5 and get streaming.
Roger

Phillipsburg, NJ

#9 Feb 5, 2008
What the hell is this crap I am hearing?
I used to have two radios in my house, one on each floor, always tuned to this station at a low volume because I always wanted their unique sound.. I get up today and accuse my old lady of changing the stations. Adult rock? I am 62 and remember the disaster WCBS FM oldies created a few years ago with their Jack FM format. They finally realized their mistake and digressed back to their original format. Take note “Adult rock ”, and associated sponsors, get off the adult beverages. This is garbage!
bluepunk

New York, NY

#10 Feb 5, 2008
Please. Thank God that another "Smooth Jazz" station has gone to the dogs. Smooth Jazz is a joke. This phony Jazz has put the Jazz industry in the dumps. I love Jazz. Straight Ahead Jazz that is and experimental Jazz.

Jazz is supposed to be alive, engaging ang full of surprise. Not
Jazz by numbers. Boring. Stale.

If you go to a successful
Jazz Fest. or club to hear live Jazz,
it's always the Straight Ahead cats that excite and get the joint bopp'n.

Now, I'm not promoting the switch to Dead Mans Rock.....in-fact I'd wish they would let the DJ's play free-form rock, but Smooth Jazz is somewhere right next to the elevator and the grave.

Hey, maybe a free-form format would even play some wild Jazz. WOW!

But all in all, Smooth Jazz is no different than corp.rock. Farewell.
Brian

United States

#11 Feb 5, 2008
I travel to NJ once a month and looked forward to listening to CD 101.9 in the rental car and on the hotel alarm clock and was shocked to go to my car this afternnon and find a new format on the radio. At least I still have 95.5 KYOT at home in Mesa, AZ. Try going to KYOT.com to stream them on your computer if you miss smooth jazz.
linny

Jersey City, NJ

#12 Feb 5, 2008
What a welcomed change. That smooth jazz was boring, depressing and lifeless. I love the new format. It's a great mix of old and new. All great picks. Keep up the great work.
Roger

Phillipsburg, NJ

#13 Feb 5, 2008
Its still druggie crap. They wont last!
Ron

United States

#14 Feb 5, 2008
What a shame and a disaster for New York radio. CD 101.9 was something unique and different, now 101.9 sounds like everything else. I urge all Smooth Jazz fans to pick up XM Satellite Radio, they have a fine Contemporary Jazz Channel to help fill the void. A sad day for radio here.
Disappointed

West Long Branch, NJ

#15 Feb 5, 2008
This is really sad news for people who enjoy something different on the radio. There is nothing innovative about the same old rock format you can find on various stations in the NY area. Jazz musicians may not get the same attention as the rock bands backed by huge record companies, but there is so much talent and intelligent jazz music that won't get through the airwaves now since it seems genres of music are being excommunicated from the radio. Hopefully people who appreciate music that isn't decided for them, and venture away from the mainstream, won't get sucked in to yet another typical rock station. If you're going to get rid of jazz, at least replace it with something a little more artistic. This new format is full of songs that are overplayed already. NYC- Home of Blue Note and Birdland... what is going on?
Nathan Xavier Blake

Jackson Heights, NY

#16 Feb 6, 2008
This is a shame and very sad.

Smooth jazz was a format which was unique and different.

I am not ready to pay for jazz on XM.

If CBS FM can make a comeback, what do we need to do as smooth jazz fans to bring back CD 101.9?
Tom and Jacqui

Kew Gardens, NY

#17 Feb 6, 2008
I guess this is hopefully temporary insanity! We don't have enough rock stations of various tastes. Sorry! Our station presets at home and in the cars will be temporarily out of service.
wait

Huntington, NY

#18 Feb 6, 2008
bluepunk wrote:
Please. Thank God that another "Smooth Jazz" station has gone to the dogs. Smooth Jazz is a joke. This phony Jazz has put the Jazz industry in the dumps. I love Jazz. Straight Ahead Jazz that is and experimental Jazz.
Jazz is supposed to be alive, engaging ang full of surprise. Not
Jazz by numbers. Boring. Stale.
If you go to a successful
Jazz Fest. or club to hear live Jazz,
it's always the Straight Ahead cats that excite and get the joint bopp'n.
Now, I'm not promoting the switch to Dead Mans Rock.....in-fact I'd wish they would let the DJ's play free-form rock, but Smooth Jazz is somewhere right next to the elevator and the grave.
Hey, maybe a free-form format would even play some wild Jazz. WOW!
But all in all, Smooth Jazz is no different than corp.rock. Farewell.
I agree with this guy completely.
However, you can get some straight ahead jazz from college radio. I'd love to hear more adventurous radio, but these guys paint by numbers, which doesn't add up to art.
Iremember when my alarm clock used to wake me up gently with soft classical music on WNCN 104.3. One morning punk rock blared out instead as they launched a format changes that lasted a few months.
Absolutely Terrible

South Richmond Hill, NY

#19 Feb 6, 2008
That's terrible news!!!!!!!!!! there are too many rock stations and top twenty stations but not enough jazz stations! I happen to listen to rock but my mom LOVED that station and listened to it EVERYDAY preparing to go to work. That was an awful thing to do to faithful fans of twenty years.
Very Upset

Plainfield, NJ

#20 Feb 6, 2008
I really don't understand. We have enough young people music. Yes I understand that a number of older people would like to have the old classic rock back but they could have at least let some of long time listeners to have some type of warning about the station changing it format. I guess that now I have to listen to the other station that plays old time jazz music which is okay thank god they havent touched that station yet. The jazz station is the only allowed to listen to at work or the lite station which at times plays the same old music over and over again. I also guess I will be bring in more of my own jazz music in or download them on to my ipod. Also what about the CD 101.9 jazz cruises I guess I can say good bye to them also. This is truly a bad morning and day for me and my fellow jazz listeners. I think the old jazz station number is FM 88.? something. I really hope that someone rethink about this change or at least divide it up or something.

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