No more news at KKJZ

LARadio.com reports today that KKJZ, the Long Beach jazz station at 88.1 FM, has dumped its entire five-person news staff. The station will instead air music-related "news notes" and pick up NPR when big events happen. "Two weeks ago, we received the results of a focus group and it was very clear that our listeners donít tune in for news," said general manager Judy Jankowski.


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