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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.

Smooth’s Podium Picks – World Figure Skating Championships 2019

The final competition of the season takes place in Japan, where over 160 skaters will compete. Competition starts on Wednesday with the pairs and ladies short program. Mens’s short begins on Thursday, while ice dancers will start their competition on … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – World Junior Championships 2019

This year’s World Junior Figure Skating Championships will be held separately from Senior competition in Croatia.  Over 70 skaters among the junior ranks will compete for titles in men’s, ladies, pairs and ice dance.   This year’s event was highly anticipated … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Torontocast Releases Geo-Block

Torontocast announced they’re releasing the Geo-Block on all of their servers.   That means listeners in the United States may be able to hear to our radio station without a Virtual Private Network present. We’re not sure how long that will … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Four Continents Championship 2019

This is the final International competition before Worlds in March. The event returns to the United States for the first time since 2012, when it was held in Colorado Springs. It was also held in the US in 2006 and … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Birthday!

Ah, yes! January 28th is here again. I’ve completely stopped counting birthdays after I turned 39, so I have no idea how old I am.  The great comedian Jack Benny wasn’t too fussy about celebrating birthday either after he turned … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – European Figure Skating Championship 2019

This year’s Euros take place in Minsk, Belarus. We could see a strong showing by Russia, but we could also see some interesting showings by France and Italy. Men (Full Entries) – Spain’s Javier Fernandez makes his final skate performance … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – US Figure Skating Championships 2019

This year’s Nationals has a dark cloud hanging over it with the sudden death of former pairs skater, John Coughlin. The former two-time US pairs champion committed suicide over the weekend. Coughlin was banned by US Figure Skating pending an … Continue reading

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