SmoothJazz.com Global Radio
Turning Regular radio into a worldwide, multimedia music & Marketing platform since 2000…
The world’s #1 Smooth Jazz radio station broadcasts globally on-line and via our mobile app (iTunes & GooglePlay) from the Central California coast. Live from the Monterey Bay to the world, SmoothJazz.com Global has over 20,000,000 listeners and site visitors from over 200 countries annually. Our team of music industry and marketing professional are based in Monterey, as well as San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and Europe (Ireland, Italy, Hungary).
The inspiration for our sonic and visual environment is the California coastal lifestyle that is enjoyed on the beautiful Monterey Bay, with world famous destinations such as Pebble Beach, Carmel, Cannery Row and Santa Cruz. Known for our robust wines, challenging and picturesque golf courses, a laid-back surfing community, creative cuisine, craft beers and of course America’s longest running jazz festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Central Coast offers an exciting energy that we do our best to harness and allow it to influence the vibe of our global, multimedia platform.
Radio personality and concert promoter, Sandy Shore, founded Smoothjazz.com in 1995. Originally, the on-line destination was used as a ticket outlet for Sandy Shore Productions’ Monterey Bay concert events. However, by the late 1990’s the Website had been transformed into a global presence with Co-Founder Donna K. Phillips for the Smooth Jazz community, offering exciting content for both artists and fans alike and making SmoothJazz.com the FIRST Woman owned + operated Internet Radio Station in the World.
By the turn of the century, SmoothJazz.com Global Radio began broadcasting in digital stereo through the services of Shoutcast.com. Sister station SmoothLounge.com Global Radio was brought online to bring the Chilled Electro Jazz vibe to the global audience.
Around the same time, the Smoothjazz.com Top 50 Chart publication debuted, designed to be the only Album Chart in the format, for music industry professionals and participated in by some 60 reporting radio stations. The Chart is published weekly, 50 times per year displaying the current most played Smooth Jazz albums in the United States and abroad. In addition, SmoothJazz.com publishes the Top 50 Indie Chart as well as the Top 50 Radar Chart which features our current roster of artist clients exclusively to help radio programmers get early notice of new music.
Defining Smooth Jazz for worldwide listeners by fusing jazz, soul, pop, and global beats, Smoothjazz.com Radio streams a creative mix of music for a global audience with the relevance of today’s popular music with the depth of jazz!
The global radio station currently broadcasts an average of 20 Million Annual Listeners & Visitors, while the Website, Media Player and Mobile App enjoy nearly 300,000 unique visitors/month. Our Social Media Platforms have grown quickly to over 75,000 FaceBook LIKES, over 8,400 Twitter followers, over 2,000,000 YouTube Channel views, and over 750,000 SoundCloud plays.