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The Smooth Side of Jazz
SmoothSide
Local Host
Don Cooper
The Smooth Side Of Jazz
Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 PM except 9:00 to 10:00 the last Saturday of each month.

Thank you KKRN for providing the opportunity to play and talk about the music I love. Before moving north, I lived in San Diego for 28 years. Smooth jazz was very popular on the radio and in the community. I attended many smooth jazz concerts at various venues. My appreciation of this format has continued to increase over the years. When I first moved here, Redding had a smooth jazz station. It is an honor and a challenge for me to share this music that I have come to regard so highly and bring it back to the North state.

My show is divided into segments. During the first part, I will discuss the career of a featured smooth jazz artist and play their music. Then I will play for you the billboard top three songs in smooth jazz for each week. Following that will be the new releases page. I will play the absolute latest from smooth jazz.

During the second hour, I will try to turn down the talk and turn up the quiet ( a phrase borrowed from Diana Krall’s latest album). I will simply play beautiful music and let you know the artist and song and album name.

I would love to hear from you for any reason including requests, comments, suggestions, questions, and yes even criticism.

My email is : SmoothSide@kkrn.org

Thank you for listening,

Don