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Smooth FM
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Country: United KingdomListen to radio stations broadcasting from United Kingdom
City: London
Address: 26-27 Castlereagh Street, W1H 6DJ
FM (MHz): 102.2
Genre: News
Phone: +44 20 7706 4100
Fax: +44 20 7723 9742
Description: In May 2005 Guardian Media Group Radio announced that Jazz FM was to be no-more and this frequency was to be re-branded Smooth FM. Their press release stated that most people in London did not try Jazz FM because "were not into jazz music" and that the name put them off. Some of the presenters are to stay including Russell Pockett and Sarah Ward. The Smooth brand has been running in the North West for some time. Over the last months the music output changed on Jazz FM - they dropped Dinner Jazz in the evening for example. According to the press release Jazz FM hasn't made a profit in its 15 year life, so you can understand the commercial descision...but it's still sad. Bye bye Jazz FM, I am sorry to see you go - another station with "different" music bites the dust. Some more interesting stuff about the change. Smooth FM officially launched on 7 June 2005. Well Smooth FM has been going for some time now; and the good news is I still like it :) Typical music includes Lemar, Lionel Richie and Luther Vandross.

Smooth Radio is a wholly owned subsidiary of GMG Radio Holdings Limited. GMG Radio is one of the UK's largest radio groups and operates stations across the UK under the brands of Real Radio, Century Radio, Smooth Radio & Rock Radio. More information about the group, it's stations and latest news & information can be found on the GMG Radio Website.

GMG Radio is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Media Group plc ('GMG'). Guardian Media Group is one of the UK's leading multimedia companies. Its diverse portfolio includes:

* Guardian News & Media: the Guardian and Observer newspapers and the Guardian Unlimited network of websites.
* GMG Regional Media: the Manchester Evening News, a number of other regional newspapers in the Northwest and South of England, the Channel M city TV station and the Manchester Online website.
* GMG Radio: 13 regional radio stations under the Real Radio, Smooth Radio, Century Radio and Rock Radio brands.
* Trader Media Group: one of Europe's largest specialist print and online media companies, and publisher of the Auto Trader magazine and website. Trader Media Group is jointly owned by GMG and Apax Partners, with GMG as the majority shareholder.
* GMG Property Services Group: Vebra, the UK's leading provider of software to independent estate agents and, the consumer-facing portal.

GMG is wholly owned by the Scott Trust, which was created in 1936 to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity.

GMG Radio Holdings Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Media Group PLC.Registered office: No. 1 Scott Place, Manchester, M3 3GG.

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