Jun 23, 2012

WGBH-FM's jazz revamp prompts Facebook protest

WGBH-FM is revamping its jazz programming, dropping content on weeknights, moving longtime weeknight host Eric Jackson to weekends and killing off a show, according to the Boston Globe. Steve Schwartz, whose Jazz on WGBH on Fridays is ending, told the newspaper the moves could have a negative impact on WGBH membership, because WGBH Jazz Club members have access to studio concerts that may no longer be produced.

"For jazz fans," reports the Boston Phoenix, "the hit that really hurts is the crimping of Jackson, who has been broadcasting at WGBH since 1981 and is a fixture of the local scene."

The Facebook "Save Eric in the Evening Group" already has more than 2,000 members.

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