Following the enormous success of the Beethoven Network classical music format service and in response to radio station requests for low-cost, highly-quality hosted Jazz hours, WFMT created the Jazz Network….now 12 hours nightly of mainstream Jazz programming, selected and hosted by the legendary Jazz expert Bob Parlocha.

Modeled after the BN service, the Jazz Network debuted in April 1997 with a strong and rapidly-growing base of affiliates. The qualities and features that have worked so well with Bach, Mozart and Beethoven now apply to Evans, Coltrane and Parker through the Jazz Network.

Designed for you and your listeners, all Jazz Network hours can be fully customized as your local program product. The service includes flexible hourly modules, with optional internal covered breaks which allow for news, ID’s, local promotion, funding credits or commercials, and customized continuity with a local sound which will have your listeners convinced that Bob is sitting in your studio.

JazzTimes magazine listeners voted and Jazz Network with Bob Parlocha was declared the No. 1 best syndicated Jazz Network (Jan-Feb 2003 issue).

Here are some comments about the Jazz Network:

“…Parlocha is a pro and to pay attention to him and the music he selects is to be a part of a first rate jazz educational experience…”

“The WFMT Jazz network is the perfect cultural programming service for public radio. It’s both listener-friendly and station-friendly, qualities which make it ideal for these lean and mean times.”

For more information on the Jazz Network, please contact Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email: or Estlin Usher at (773) 279-2112, email:  Remember, you only pay for the hours you use! A photograph of Bob Parlocha is available upon request.

Please note that the times marked below are in Eastern Time. These hours represented are the 9 hours that the WFMT Radio Network distributes to stations around the country, and local times and schedules may vary. Please contact your local station to determine which hours they are airing.