WE WANT JAZZ MUSIC BACK ON THE RADIO IN DETROIT!
Detroit has a remarkable jazz history. Detroit made a significant impact on the development of Jazz in America, starting with the bands of the 1920s, with groups like McKinney's Cotton Pickers and Jean Goldkette's Orchestra, and continuing into the 1950s, when Detroit experienced a golden age of modern jazz centered around clubs like the Blue Bird Inn. In 1996 WJZZ signed off the airwaves and on October 2, 2009 Detroit's Home for Smooth Jazz, V98.7 abandoned Detroit terrestrial radio. Since then, there has been no JAZZ, an African America original music genre, on local Detroit radio during morning, midday or afternoon drive time. We, the members of "DETROITERS WHO MISS WJZZ 105.9 FM", request that WGPR 107.5 FM, set aside a block of airtime to bring back jazz music to Detroit radio. Signed, Members of "Detroiters Who Miss WJZZ 105.9 FM", a fast-growing fan page on Facebook.