Radio Turns 5

According to, Radio (formerly tomorrowJazz Radio) turns five years old today. Man, how time flies. Last year, I wrote about why I have an Internet station. The reasoning hasn’t changed. I’m just as interested in sharing the music I like as ever – now I even tweet what I’m listening to.

I have plans for the station. I’m hoping to celebrate the station’s anniversary later with giveaways and some surprises. In addition to its core programming of acid jazz, nu jazz, remixed jazz, jazzy house, and similar grooves, I hope to launch specialty shows that spotlight other areas of contemporary jazz. I had planned to do podcasts but this seems to work better given the amount of time I have to dedicate. I’ve done shows in the past (10+, holidays, Valentine’s Day) and it will be fun to do those again.

Thanks to Wally and all the people who have supported the station with donations or encouraging words! Radio Adds – Early September Radio plays nu jazz, acid jazz, remixed jazz, jazzy house, and other groove jazz styles. It’s online all the time and is free (with ads) or you can purchase a VIP package for commercial free listening and other benefits.

In the last few weeks, I’ve added new music from a number of artists I just learned about. Glam Sam and His Combo’s recording is called Groovy and Sam says it’s “cool music. Just cool and funky, with a twist of jazz.” It’s that twist that got my ear. I’ve got two cuts from it playing now. Hit up the MySpace page. You’ll also hear music from recent releases by Miles Bonny, Mocean Worker, and South Froggies. I’ve put my favorite Bob James cover back into rotation – Masters at Work’s “Nautilus (MAWtilus)” from the excellent Nuyorican Soul disc.