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The Wave close to KOST with new jingles
  • Southern California's KTWV is getting closer to KOST in L.A. with new jingles produced by Grooveworx:

    https://grooveworx.com/94-7-wave/

    The station evolved from really soft & smooth jazz towards urban AC and hits 5.0 market share 10+ (KOST has 5.2% in the january Nielsen ratings).

    With contributions of former KOST programmer Jhani Kaye and on air talents Brian Simmons and Mike Sakelarides the station is a hit in Los Angeles.

    Kaye always went to JAM for his KOST cuts. Is he still programming The Wave? Why did he go to Grooveworx? I like the cuts, by the way.
  • LenGroatLenGroat March 10
    She has a great voice..... but the way it is written/mixed I could not make out the lyric on the first cut, even played loudly- and both have far too much s t r e t c h e d vocal vibrato...

    and "a solo is a solo" ...
  • blubboblubbo March 11

    Kaye always went to JAM for his KOST cuts. Is he still programming The Wave?



    He hasn't been involved with The Wave since June 2013.

  • I agree Len, it's a craft. These jingles do have emotion though, something not every company is capable of.

    Thanks Blubbo, didn't know that.
  • mjb1124mjb1124 March 11
    I think they fit The Wave well. The singer does have a great voice and emotional delivery as others have said, and they're consistent with past Wave jingles while still fitting the updated music.

    Still trying to figure out who did KRTH's new jingles. Can't say I'm a fan of them, but I'm curious.
  • nleibonleibo March 12
    Their East Coast "brethern" (CBS-FM) went with Reelworld (ugh)--a possibility KRTH also went that "path"?
  • rakrak March 12
    They sound good, and if you watch the video for that demo (and the video for Ö3 Austria at
    ) - the studio is full of musicians playing proper instruments, guitars with FX pedals - making the jingles sound better than the Producers who use keyboards and drum machines.
  • Mmm the tracks in the video are really good but the vocals didn't grab me and unless you play non-stop Green Day all day......

    I really do like the O3 studios and offices, I think the word is 'cool'.
  • rakrak March 12
    The video was made in 2009, so O3 have probably had at least 1 refit. The curved studio desk does look great. The Grooveworx client gets a week in Los Angeles, too.
  • http://tunein.com/radio/Hitradio-%c3%963-999-s8007/

    Had a listen to Hit Radio 03 this evening - all "Solid Gold" with one very "NOT Grooveworx" sounding
    jingle after the news; it was almost JAM-ish or maybe TopFormat or similar Euro-produced?
    Some much nicer "Hit Radio" cuts later in the evening, and a power intro or two.

    Like so many continental stations, strange listening to a presenter delivering in a mixture of
    English and the in-country language! VERY "listenable" station though :^)

    Agree the curved desk looked brill!
  • mjb1124mjb1124 March 14
    nleibo said:

    Their East Coast "brethern" (CBS-FM) went with Reelworld (ugh)--a possibility KRTH also went that "path"?



    The KRTH jingles don't sound like Reelworld to me - plus, if it was them, I think we would have heard about it by now. Pretty sure it's not any of the Dallas companies either. Could be GrooveWorx, I suppose. You can hear some of them in the airchecks shared here:
    http://bit.ly/2n5ZLHt
  • According to the latest Nielsen ratings The Wave (4.8) is now bigger than KOST (4.6).

    http://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb003