Goldstein and Kepler have been working together for years, back to the old WNUA clique that formed the nucleus of the BA gang. They totally affirm each other. Just the inner circle circling the wagons. No creative breakthroughs here. Goldstein is, if anything, more old-line than Kepler.
Boy, I was hoping the announcement might be a glimmer of hope for terrestrial SJ and its listeners...instead, this is more bad news...I guess I'll be sticking with JSJ and Bay SJ internet streams.
As an aside, I've been listening to Bay SJ almost exclusively now for several months, and the more I hear, the more impressed I am (not to sound redundant). I've been a fan of SJ for over 25 years, and have heard many songs over that time period...I am most impressed by the amount of new/unfamiliar songs they Bay SJ plays...they play very little top 20, and focus more on the quality songs on artists CD's that will never see airplay anywhere else (especially on commercial terrestrial SJ stations)...in fact, I've never heard a SJ station of any kind (commercial, satellite, internet, public, etc.) that plays as much new/unfamiliar qualkty music as Bay SJ. Mostly instrumental...little to no covers...great vocals with a slight urban emphasis to their overall programming.
For those who have not yet listened, I urge you to give it a try. Like JSJ, I have no agenda in promoting their product...I just love the music. FYI, FWIW, the Bay SJ DJ's are "welcoming" listeners from the defunct SJ stations in Washington DC and NY. They may be experiencing a statistically significant increase in listeners to their website, promting these "welcomes".http://www.1.fm/TuneIn/WM/energySmoothJazz32k/Listen.aspxhttp://www.1.fm/stations/SmoothJazz/ViewLastPlayed.aspx