The Results Are In! And They're Off ... Hot Off The Press!
We asked listeners to play a
role in selecting the types of jazz they like most. In short, we asked
how you'd like your jazz brewed. Listeners completed a survey selecting
the various forms of jazz they would like for Jazz 98.5 to play and
below are the results.
There are over 30 different names given to describe jazz and the
sub-genres that have grown out of the various styles that have developed
over the years.
We gave listeners a choice of 30 styles to choose from with the ability
to add a version not listed. Although debated, from a novice's
viewpoint, many styles closely resemble each other and because some
names actually refer to describing the same sub-genre, we combined the
styles into three basic groups. We grouped the various styles together
if we believed them to be somewhat similar. The styles were grouped
into what some refer to as CLASSIC JAZZ, SMOOTH/CONTEMPORARY JAZZ and
the remaining styles into an OTHER JAZZ category.
More importantly, the survey helped confirm our idea to
develop our Live Hosted jazz music shows and programming around the
different sub-genres. We invite and encourage you to tune into the
different hosted shows throughout the week to enjoy jazz brewed just the
way you like it and also tune into other shows to allow us to brew another style we're confident you'll discover and enjoy.
Our approach is not any
more scientific than we've described. In only one response we received,
there was the suggestion that we not play a certain sub-genre ... Don't
play this jazz or that jazz, etc. We hope listeners will enjoy the
whole jazz experience, be receptive to listening to other styles without
condemning the others.
Here's the breakdown of what Columbus prefers
Classic Jazz Styles
Smooth/Contemporary Jazz Styles
Other Jazz Styles Combined
Do the results above mean that Columbus is a Smooth/Contemporary Jazz kind of town?
You be the judge!
Thank you for discovering us and allowing us to come into your home, car and life.