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PrivateJazz Offers Internet Radio

When the popular NetRadio.com stopped providing Web-surfing music junkies with its 15 channels of sound in 2001, it was because the dot-com had no money. NetRadio was free. Former NetRadio station programmer Rob Moore is back in the business with a new site, PrivateJazz.com, that plays only jazz and is subscription-based.

Arbitron, which tabulates ratings for radio like Nielsen does for TV, consistently ranked the old NetRadio channels as the most-listened to on the Web. If Moore can capture that same audience PrivateJazz.com will probably succeed, but he has to convince the people that once received their Moore-programmed radio for nothing to pay $8.99 a month.

Moore appears to have picked the right jazz styles to cash in, however. His equation is simple: three channels devoted to the most profitable types of jazz out there: smooth jazz, vocals (from Billie Holiday to Diana Krall to the up and coming) and a “legends” channel that will play Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, etc.

All the channels are commercial-free. To tune in, visit www.privatejazz.com.

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