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The Jazz

Friday, 1st December 2006
Jazzing up Christmas Day

A new national jazz station is due to launch on DAB digital radio on Christmas Day at 9:00am. theJazz, from the people who brought you Classic FM, will play bebop, swing, cool jazz, traditional, blues and modern jazz.

Featured artists will include Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Charles Mingus, Louis Armstrong, Weather Report, Branford Marsalis, Denys Baptiste, Jamie Cullum, Diana Krall and Madeleine Peyroux.

The station will be broadcasting on the national commercial DAB digital radio multiplex covering England, Scotland and Wales.

Speaking about the launch of thejazz, Station Manager of Classic FM and theJazz Darren Henley commented: "Just as Classic FM has taken classical music into the mainstream, so we want to make jazz a part of everyday life in the UK with theJazz. Jazz fans now have their own radio station, dedicated to playing the music they love night and day."

Listeners with a DAB digital radio should be able to pick up the national digital station automatically, or by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio. The list of stations available is as follows:

  • Classic FM

  • Core

  • Life

  • Oneword

  • Planet Rock

  • talkSPORT

  • Virgin Radio

  • theJazz (due to launch 9am 25th Dec 2006)

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a type of radio that can receive digital radio broadcasts. For more information, read our guide to DAB digital radio, read DAB digital radio reviews and discover more about radios available to buy.

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Related links:
theJazz website at myspace
find radio stations, on this website.
national BBC DAB radio stations, on this website.
national commercial radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
DAB digital radio portables and receivers
cheaper DAB portables/receivers
Alarm clock DAB radios
Handheld/personal/pocket DAB radios
DAB digital radio systems - hifi and tuners
DAB digital radio FAQs

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