In April 2015, my wife Pia and I just couldn’t find the range of music we enjoyed to compliment our evening meal while in the comfort of our own home. Every time we tried to find something on the Internet it ended up being pigeonhole music, not eclectic enough or complementary for our tastes and the chosen lifestyle we’d strived to achieve.
I made Pia a promise that I’d start our own online radio stream. Jazz Republic Radio (JRR) was born. This started an adventure that achieved JazzRepublicRadio.eu being heard globally in 71 countries achieving over 200+ hours per day on the Radionomy platform. Winning a lot of peer support and even having the JRR stream played live in Paris at Salon de la Radio in 2016.
Sadly, in late 2016 Radionomy went into litigation with Sony Corporation due to an alleged breach of US copyright law and non-payment of mechanical performance royalties. As a strong believer in actually compensating the artists played on the station and with the Radionomy platforms future now uncertain I made the business decision to mothball JRR until an alternative could be found. In addition, other pending business adventures took priority.
Jump forward to 2017. I’d met Andrew Read previously, he knew of my success with JRR and its unfortunate hiatus. Andrew and I became business partners in 2017 and formed Jazz In Europe Media Group (JEMG). Which also includes Jazz In Europe.com which has also grown in a manner that is heartening, to say the least.
Over the last twelve months, we have been diligently working in the background to re-vamp Jazz Republic Radio including finding a new stream host that meets our needs. Now with all in place for phase one of the re-launch Jazz Republic Radio is now back on-air.
Jazz Republic Radio (JRR) has now become part of the JEMG family. I believe that JRR is a perfectly suited companion platform to further enhance the premier quality and the continuous developing growth of Jazz In Europe Media Group (JEMG).
We have a brand new website for you to view our hand-picked, growing program schedule, key artist articles, and CD reviews. Over the coming months, we have lots planned with new shows and presenters joining the platform. So… make us part of your daily routine and tune in to Jazz Republic Radio and the growing JEMG family.
Visit The Jazz Republic Radio website.
Last modified: September 14, 2018