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3/12: Jazz station 91.9 picks up former Smooth Jazz talent Rene Miller

I don’t know where Greg Fitzgerald and Dave Kosh are going but former Smooth Jazz host Rene Miller has found a new home at Jazz station WCLK-FM 91.9. Miller was cut for budget purposes last year from Smooth Jazz 107.5, which died in January in favor of Majik 107.5, playing all R&B.

Miller will be doing Sundays from 11 to 3 p.m. It’s not exactly a full-time gig but it’s work. I’ll add comments from Rene once I get a call back. Or just post a new blog entry Friday.

From the press release:

“We are happy to have Rene Miller join us as we continue to provide true Jazz,” says Wendy Williams, general manager, Jazz 91.9 WCLK. “The addition of Rene is a strategic effort to pull in all the listeners displaced by the exit of Smooth Jazz in Atlanta last month. Jazz 91.9 WCLK has always been inclusive in
our music offering and now we are able to complete the Jazz Spectrum.”

14 comments Add your comment

melody

March 12th, 2009
8:47 pm

It looks like WCLK is finally going to get a larger audience, since WJZZ left Atlanta lonely. I look forward to listening to Renee.

Patrick

March 13th, 2009
3:15 am

Renee is a class act. I’m putting 91.9 back on my presets.

TG

March 13th, 2009
10:03 am

Congrats, Rene! Hopefully another jazz (not smooth jazz) station will start up and you and the other former WJZZ talent can be a part of it.

Jazz Lover

March 13th, 2009
3:38 pm

Uh. First of all if the other former WJZZ talent become part of a station…it will be smooth jazz because they don’t know real jazz music. If you are a jazz lover then WJZZ was never your top station. I’m glad she is on the air but realize that real jazz is only on WCLK. Phil Collins, Luther Vandross and Brian McKnight are not jazz artists.

A. Smith

March 14th, 2009
5:18 pm

Really enjoyed 107.5 as my jazz station. Would love to have another to listen to if I could pick up 91.9. Station needs to kick up the power so more can listen!

Brooke

March 16th, 2009
11:09 am

If you’re the home of true jazz why are you adding smooth jazz.
Another interesting comment from Williams.

Linda

March 16th, 2009
4:15 pm

Renee!! Great to have you back!!! Bring Arlene Terry w/you for a girls` Sunday Morning Brunch.From comments above, SJ is still getting knocked around. PLEASE, just listen w/ open ears and heart – you`ll be pleasantly lifted to soaring spirits; Renee will show you how!

J

March 16th, 2009
6:09 pm

Rodney, it’s WCLK, not WCKL…

Tony B

March 17th, 2009
4:03 pm

I agree with you Jazz Lover 110%. WJZZ was never real jazz. It was a combination of several things mostly R&B and a little jazz. That was probably it’s problem it didn’t have a true idenity. WCLK is THE only true JAZZ station in ATL. I can’t believe someone decided to add ANOTHER R&B radio station anyway..just what we needed.

C E McNeil

April 5th, 2009
8:19 pm

check out the Ohio Players lead guitarist Clarence “Chet ” Willis at http://www.myspace.com/thecdubproject coming May 1st to http://www.g2tcom.com

EARL WIGGS

April 6th, 2009
5:15 am

WELCOME TO THE CLUB RENE……NOW YOU ARE HOOKED UP TO A REAL JAZZ STATION WHO DOESN’T PLAY THE WATERED DOWN JAZZ THAT WJZZ PLAYED. ITS HAND PICKED MUSIC THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY AND NOT THE SAME ROTATION SELECTED MUSIC EVERYWEEK. YOU ARE NOW ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE REST AS ALWAYS. SEE YA AT THE RIALTO CELEBRATION AND THE EASTER BRUNCH AT ROSWELL…………….PEACE

Gwen

May 26th, 2009
10:02 am

I was very disappointed with the close of WJZZ! I am from Chgo. and was used to 95.5 smooth jazz and after your closing WJZZ I would listen to WNUA online! Sad to say, they too are closing. What is happening to the art of JAZZ? I hope this station plays more smooth jazz, WELCOME!

Gwen

May 26th, 2009
10:21 am

Yes, Renee you are a class act, I was highly upset when you left WJZZ and I told them as well! WE LOVE YOU RENEE!

TONY I

June 22nd, 2009
5:34 pm

Renee brings further dilution to a formerly jazz centered radio station dead set on becoming the joke of true jazz radio.