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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 – 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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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships

Canadian figure skating has been going through a transition of power thru its ranks. Gone are pairs medalists Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford. Patrick Chan won’t be going for another Canadian men’s title. World ladies champion Kaetlyn Osmond is sitting … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Torontocast Begins Geo-Blocking Listeners in the United States

I, too, thought about hanging it up after 17 and a 1/2 years of broadcasting.  But decided not to.  That’s is exactly what corporate broadcasters want…less competition.  So, we’re not going anywhere, anytime soon.    Continue reading

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BREAKING: TorontoCast to implement a geoblock on US listeners January 12 due to SoundExchange royalty demands.

  Earlier this week, SoundExchange, the internet arm of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), sent a letter via email to TorontoCast administrators that the company was in violation of copyright laws in the US because of royalties. They … Continue reading

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#MeToo Movement Goes ‘Stir Crazy’ With Christmas Music Ban

Smooth Jazz and More will continue the tradition of playing the classic, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” in it’s daily Christmas playlist. It would be downright lunacy not to! We’ll tell you why, but first a brief history of the song. … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Senior & Junior) 2018

The Grand Prix season ends this weekend with both the Junior and Senior Final taking place in Vancouver, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. It will be an Olympic-style showing, as a number of former medal winners will be participating … Continue reading

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