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KMET Becomes Smooth Jazz 94.7 The Wave KTWV

94.7 KMET Los Angeles Metromedia Westinghouse 94.7 The Wave Smooth Jazz KTWV Los Angeles

Previous Format: Rock “94.7 KMET
New Format: Smooth Jazz “94.7 The Wave
Date & Time Of Change: February 14, 1987 at 12:00pm
More Info: Wikipedia, 94.7 The Wave

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  1. A VERY sad day for L.A. radio, next to KHJ becoming country.

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  2. Wow sound like the same jingles KHJZ Houston was using during it’s Smooth Jazz days (2002 to 2008) as 95-7 The Wave. I have tape of their first day.. unfortunately not the flip. :/

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    • Metropolitan franchised the “Wave” name not long after the launch (successive owner CBS still maintains the service mark), and even ran a jockless satellite service to other radio stations around the country.

      But bear in mind that in 1987, this was “new age” and not specifically “smooth jazz” – or, at least the name didn’t exist yet. Now KTWV is all but a soft AC.

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  3. I worked for a station in Santa Cruz CA called KLRS (Colors) and it went on the air one month after The Wave did. The Wave was never a truly New Age station like KLRS was. Sting or Madonna is NOT New Age.

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