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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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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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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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In Losing Denis Ten, a Bright Shining Star…Dimmed.

The death of Denis Ten was devastating and skaters gave their condolences on Twitter, many unable to hold their emotions. Continue reading

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