Smooth Jazz’s ‘Heavy Hitters’ Enlisted in Radio Station’s GoFundMe Fundraising Drive

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Live365’s ‘Smooth Jazz and More‘ has asked the music industry for its help in its GoFundMe fundraising drive to raise money and ensure it’s continued broadcasts.


Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace of Four80East

Answering the call were some pretty big names in the Smooth Jazz music world. Toronto-based jazz ensemble Four80East, saxophonist Dante Lewis, guitarist Blake Aaron and former Jazzmasters lead singer Helen Rogers created special PSA’s to alert Smooth Jazz and More listeners of the urgency to help support the long-time Live365 radio affiliate.  The PSA’s will be placed into rotation during the day.


Former Jazzmasters lead singer, Helen Rogers

“It was a great surprise to hear about the help we’re getting.”, said Smooth Jazz and More’s radio programmer, Mike James. “Any help we can get to keep us going is greatly appreciated.” The Internet radio station created a GoFundMe fundraising campaign in May after previous efforts to keep it going dried up.


Guitarist Blake Aaron

The fundraising drive has brought in $575 in donations, short of its $2,500 goal. The amount was enough to pay for the radio station’s Live365 administrative cost in November, purchase some much needed radio equipment and pay for the station’s website. Donations are still needed for April, 2016; which is the next Live365 deadline.

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Saxophonist Dante Lewis

Listeners and supporters can also support the radio station by purchasing a Live365 VIP membership or buying items from the radio station’s CafePress gift store.


About Smooth Jazz and More:

For nearly 15 years, Smooth Jazz and More has been providing smooth jazz, light sounds and in-between all day long. It started in July, 2001 in Syracuse, NY. It has maintained a broadcast on Live365 24/7/365 and blog on WordPress. It also has a large social media presence, including accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.



With millions of listeners and thousands of broadcasters worldwide and greater breadth and depth of high-quality streaming music, talk, and audio than any other network, Live365 has been the leading online radio network offering broadcast services and radio programming since it was founded in Silicon Valley in 1999.

Our advanced broadcasting tools, built-in music licensing, and worldwide distribution enable you to legally create and distribute your own branded radio channel, and to build and reach your audience via the web, phone, and social media-anywhere, anytime.

A broadcasting community of more than 5,000 individuals, brands, and celebrities means we’re also where you can listen to some of the most unique, diverse, and compelling radio broadcasting from around the world.

We pay royalties to labels, artists, songwriters, and publishers through established royalty collection organizations within the United States and Canada, including ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, & SOCAN.


About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.
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