New "Radio Punjab" in Seattle area on 1560 khz
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    New "Radio Punjab" in Seattle area on 1560 khz

    It seems that perhaps owners of the KRIZ / KZIZ / KYIZ cluster decided to make some money off the growing South Asian community in the metro -- former "smooth jazz" KZIZ 1560 is now South Asian.

    I heard it last night, with a female announcer and "Radio Punjab" ID's. They are associated with several other similarly named stations, which I think are in California.

    Ya heard it here first. :-)

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    They seem to still be smooth jazz in the evenings.
    Is this the same thing as KVRI, KRPA, KRPI, etc? The dial is being littered with Punjabi stations up there in NW WA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crainbebo View Post
    They seem to still be smooth jazz in the evenings.
    Is this the same thing as KVRI, KRPA, KRPI, etc? The dial is being littered with Punjabi stations up there in NW WA.
    But this is the first to target the Tacoma area; the others you mention are efforts to serve the Vancouver, BC, market.You are forgetting KKDZ 1250 "Radio Desi" in Seattle, too.
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    The switch to "Radio Punjab" occurred at 4pm on Sunday, March 6.

    Smooth Jazz did not reappear on KZIZ, as Radio Punjab's playout computer was connected in place of SJ's.

    Radio Punjab's ownership has a couple of small stations up North, where a similar company operates a larger station.

    An unrelated operator is running the Desi 1250 station in Seattle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crainbebo View Post
    The dial is being littered with Punjabi stations up there in NW WA.
    As I understand it, the "South Asian" population up there has some respectable numbers. Given most people around here disregard AM stations as having any practical relevance, I'm not sure you could call handing the market 3 of them, and maybe a couple of FMs, "littering the dial"....

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    That's too bad. Another SJ officially has bitten the dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crainbebo View Post
    That's too bad. Another SJ officially has bitten the dust.
    What does that tell you about the Jazz format?

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    This will last until they fail to pay the bill. Which is how they left their last Seattle signal rental.

    Maybe there is still hope for SJ after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notalent View Post
    This will last until they fail to pay the bill. Which is how they left their last Seattle signal rental.

    Maybe there is still hope for SJ after all.

    Elaborate, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crainbebo View Post
    That's too bad. Another SJ officially has bitten the dust.
    Get an Ipod and create your own SJ play list. Problem solved.

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