All change at jazz radio

dab radioBBC Radio 3’s regular late Monday slot is changing. After 18 years the show which championed music at the cutting edge of the genre, presented by Jez Nelson and produced by Somethin’ Else, will have a new company behind it.

The tender to run the programme, until now called Jazz On 3, has been won by 7Digital and will have another familiar BBC Radio 3 name Alyn Shipton as executive producer. The new programme will start in April.

You can read that story in full over on the Jazzwise magazine site here.

Meanwhile, it looks like Jazz FM is coming back to National DAB radio. A release says the station will be available across all platforms – DAB, DTV, online and moblie – in stereo from 29 February.

The press release continues:

Jazz FM is innovating again by becoming one of the first brands to broadcast nationally using the latest DAB+ technology.  As a launch station on the new Sound Digital multiplex, this development comes only months after the ground breaking collaboration with BBC Music creating the pop-up national Jazz DAB station in November 2015.

Jazz FM was previously available on DAB until January 2014. The full release is here.

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