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Boston Radio Station Cuts Back on Jazz Programming

WGBH retools schedule, snubs jazz audience

Eric Jackson
Steve Schwartz

Boston radio station WGBH (89.7) has shaken up its schedule and eliminated or moved the bulk of its jazz programming, marginalizing host Eric Jackson’s long-running show by moving it to weekends and dropping Steve Schwartz’s Friday show altogether. Both have been with the station since the 1980s.

The station plans to increase its lineup of NPR programming, according to news reports from the Boston area. Jackson’s show aired from 8 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays and will now air 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays through Sundays. Schwartz’s Friday evening show will be eliminated.

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