- Newest additions to Pronunciation Guide: Allyson, Karrin;
Eckstine, Billy; Hughart, Jim; Spaak, Jazz Officer. New info on: Bluiett, Hamiet
[updated 31 Oct. 00]
[updated 19 Dec. 00]
Evingson, Connie; (Jeff Coffin) Mutet
[updated 30 Jan. 01]
- "A Paucity of Opinion?" J.O. Spaak's Latest Rant
re: The Music Biz (see "The Maelstrom")
[updated 03 Oct. 00]
- J.O. Spaak's Declaration of (Semi-)
Independence From The Music Industry! -- NOW POSTED!!
(See "The Maelstrom")
[updated 04 July 00]
- "Where's The Gig???"
by Cheryl K, WMUA-FM, Amherst. Cheryl argues that we have an
obligation to inform our listeners of live events in our listening area.
See "The Maelstrom" area.
[updated 06 June 00]
- "Big Labels, Small Labels, and Good Radio Programming"
by Laurie Gypson, WHCN-FM, Hartford. First response to the
rantings of J.O. Spaak! Thank you, Laurie! Click on "The
Maelstrom" in menu to left.
"Portrait of Carmelina's--Hadley, MA"
Article by Cheryl K, WMUA-FM, about a jazz oasis in a small
farmtown. Click on "Live Jazz" link to left.
[updated 09 May 00]
- News from WMUA-FM, UMASS/Amherst
Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson announces WMUA's redesigned
Website may now be accessed via: http://www.wmua.org
And, Cheryl invites you to visit her personal area (look for "Java
Jazz") on that site. Plus, she wins the Interactivity Award as the
first person from other than the Host station to post her New
Release recommendations. Way to go, Cheryl K!! Finally, follow
the link to "Live Jazz" for news of the season finale of the Magic
Triangle Jazz Series. Now, who will follow her example?
- Latest Addition to Pronunciation Guide:
[updated 18 April 00]
- Your Station's Input Needed: Otherwise, the content of
this Website will get rather "stale", don't you think?
- NOW POSTED: "Station Directory" and "Net
are now active, based on preliminary info. Jazz Industry "heavyweights"
from outside New England will soon be invited to comment on the
[updated 04 April 00]
| NEW ENGLAND JAZZ RADIO COOPERATIVE (NEJRC) is an experiment in progress,
an attempt to establish a "virtual community" for people directly involved in
broadcasting of jazz in our region, with participation available to the broader jazz
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|Station Directory: Geographically
organized list of Radio Stations in New England that broadcast jazz, and the hours of
those programs. May be printed out and taken "on the road" by travellers in our
Net Radio: Links to
stations in New England whose broadcast signals are available ("streamed") over
The Maelstrom: A forum for
opinions on "all things jazz".
Host Recommend: WWUH-FM jazz
hosts and those from other stations in the region list their picks of the best New
Live Jazz: News of live
performances cosponsored by area radio stations, special events on the air, and links to
Websites of regular jazz presenters.
Pronunciation Guide: A
not-quite definitive aid to pronouncing some of the more vexing names we encounter in
Links: A limited (but
hopefully helpful) collection of links to Websites of general interest/value to the jazz