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Smooth Jazz 105.9 HD2 (WJZW-HD2)

Smooth Jazz 105.9 HD2 (WJZW-HD2)
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Last updated:
2012-06-17 00:09:49
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Woodbridge
Address: 4400 Jenifer Street NWWashington, DC20015US
FM (MHz): 105.9
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Language of broadcast: English
Description: WJZW (105.9 FM, "True Oldies 105.9") is a radio station licensed to Woodbridge, Virginia. The station serves the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area with a oldies format using Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel from ABC Radio Networks. Its transmitter is located in Arlington, Virginia.

From 1994-2008, WJZW was known as "Smooth Jazz 105.9". During the late 1980s and early 1990s it was known as "Classic Rock 105.9" WCXR and, before that, it had been a country station as "KIX 106" WPKX.

The station went on the air as WPKX-FM on 1981-12-09. On 1986-01-27, the station changed its call sign to WCXR-FM, on 1994-10-17 to the current WJZW.

At 3:00 p.m. on February 29, 2008, Citadel Broadcasting changed the format of WJZW to oldies and moved the former "smooth jazz" format to the HD-2 channel. All on-air employees were fired as a part of the format shift. The first song on the new format was "Respect" by Aretha Franklin and, at least initially, no local live on-air talent will be utilized, instead relying on The True Oldies Channel. Before the change, a brief statement was read thanking the staff and listeners of Smooth Jazz 105.9. A callsign change is expected, and Imus in the Morning was added as the new morning show.

Shortly after the format switch from smooth jazz, competitor CBS Radio began running ads on its stations in the Washington, DC area promoting streaming audio from its smooth jazz station KTWV in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]. Around the same time, WASH 97.1 FM began playing the smooth jazz format on its HD-2 channel. Around October 4, 2006; KMVK in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas did the same thing to its former smooth jazz format prior to the change to rhythmic contemporary music.

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