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Weekdays: Monday - Friday

8 a.m. -12p.m.
Kenny G & Sandy Kovach

Kenny G continues to dominate the smooth jazz music scene with new releases and as a favorite weekend radio host.Pianist Brian Culbertson is accustomed to letting his fingers do the talking, but he’s ready to expand his already-successful career into the world of weekend morning radio.

Sandy Kovach's cheerful voice has been referred to as "vocal sunshine" and combined with her love for music, information and people; she's your perfect wake up compainon!

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Miranda Wilson

Miranda WilsonThere may be no bigger fan of smooth jazz music than Miranda Wilson. Her passion for the songs and artists she plays fuels every word and thought she shares with the listeners working right alongside her.

Miranda’s a native of the Bay Area who joined smooth jazz KKSF in San Francisco fifteen years ago in a part-time role. Her connection with listeners was immediate, and within a year she became the workday companion of choice in the city by the bay.

Miranda’s been honored by the American Women in Radio and Television association with a 2005 citation for Best Midday Host. She’s also a successful voiceover artist whose biggest role to date is as the voice of Rene Santz in the CD-ROM version of “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” Miranda is also very active in her community, serving on the board of the East Oakland Youth Association.

Miranda’s CD collection includes Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis and Sting, and she’s an avid sports fan who also enjoys a good HBO series.

Her smooth voice and quick wit, blended with just a touch of sass, make Miranda Wilson the type of co-worker you could listen to all day!

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dave Koz

Dave KozDave Koz is a media mogul and a renaissance man for the 21st century. He continues to excel and grow as a performer while finding fulfillment as a record label executive and a radio host.

A native of Southern California, Dave graduated UCLA with a mass communications degree, but decided to pursue a career in music. The talented saxophonist got his ‘big break’ in the touring band of singer Bobby Caldwell; high-profile sideman gigs with Jeff Lorber and Richard Marx followed, and soon Dave was signed to Capitol Records.

He’s been recording as a solo artist since 1990, garnering four Grammy® nominations, a worldwide legion of fans, and the respect of the music community. He became a record executive in 2002 when he co-founded Rendezvous Entertainment, which boasts one of the biggest rosters in the smooth jazz genre.

Dave’s latest project is the CD At The Movies, a collection of cinematic favorites, released on January 30, 2007.

Dave’s radio career began in 1994 as the host of “Personal Notes” and later, “The Dave Koz Radio Show”, which is heard on more than 100 stations each week. He joined smooth jazz station KTWV Los Angeles in 2001 as co-host of “The Dave Koz and Pat Prescott Morning Show”.

After more than a decade, Dave’s as comfortable in front of a radio microphone as he is on stage!

Dave has made it his mission to end your workday on the right note

and provide a ‘Smooth Ride Home’. And with his warm, engaging style, he’s sure to do just that!

7 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Maria Lopez

Maria LopezMaria Lopez knew from an early age that radio was in her future. “Even before I knew I wanted to have a career in the business, I always loved the voices of radio”. Maria has now been gracing radio airwaves for over 20 years, from her first on air position as a newscaster in San Francisco, to her current showcase on the Smooth Jazz Network™. Nominated for Smooth Jazz personality of the year by the premiere radio trade publication, Radio & Records, she has appeared on TV as a pledge host for KQED San Francisco and national PBS broadcasts.

She expresses her strong connection to the music…"There is nothing like the soothing quality of Smooth Jazz, especially in the evening to ease the stress of everyday life. The artists are all great down-to-earth people too, and many have become personal friends over the years.”

Her life centers around music (with personal favorites that run the gamut from Eric Clapton to Kirk Whalum to the Beatles), friends and family…husband Steve and her two “amazing” kids, Anthony and Lindsey.

Maria Lopez – the perfect companion to wind down the day.

Weekends: Saturday & Sunday

9:30 a.m. -10 a.m. Augusta Arts Council weekly

Kenny GThe mission of the Greater Augusta Arts Council is to advance the arts and thus, enrich the quality of life in Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area.

Brenda Durant of the Greater Augusta Arts Council hosts "Arts Weekly" a ½ hour radio show dedicated to Arts and Entertainment in Augusta and the CSRA on WAEG-FM, Smooth Jazz 92.3 on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10am

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Allan Kepler

Kenny GA native of Kansas City, Kansas, Allen began playing music at the age of 11. While in high school, he played in jazz band alongside smooth jazz guitarist and Grammy® winner Norman Brown. After receiving music performance scholarships to several universities, Allen studied music, radio, television and film at the University of Kansas.

As host of the Smooth Jazz Top 20®, Allen continues his life-long relationship with smooth jazz music. Allen shares, “It is my hope that the Smooth Jazz Top 20® will be a weekly treat for every smooth jazz fan. We’ll be sharing the biggest hits of smooth jazz as well as thoughtful insights from the artists themselves.”

Kepler, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife JoAnn and their four children, is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He also serves on the Executive Board for the Guitar Center Music Foundation, promoting the importance of music through education and media initiatives, and providing financial and in-kind resources to public schools and other non-profit organizations.

4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Norman Brown

Norman BrownBlessed with a silky voice and a smooth hand at the guitar, Norman Brown has made a significant impact on the smooth jazz and urban formats since he burst onto the scene in 1992. The Kansas City native first picked up the guitar at age eight and counted Jimi Hendrix as his first major influence, but he fell in love with jazz as a teenager when introduced to his father’s Wes Montgomery records.

Young Norman quickly became a skilled guitarist and moved to Los Angeles after high school graduation. He attended the prestigious Musician’s Institute and briefly taught there after completing his studies when he was signed to his first recording contract.

Norman released his debut CD, Just Between Us, to critical acclaim in 1992, but his career really took off with 1994’s After The Storm. To date he’s released six CDs, and won the Grammy® for Best Pop Instrumental Album for 2002’s Just Chillin’. Some of his best-loved songs include “Take Me There”, “Paradise”, “Up ‘n At ‘Em”, and the R&B hit “I Might”, which marks Norman’s singing debut (on record, that is – he’s delighted live audiences with his singing for years).

Anyone who’s seen Norman Brown in concert has witnessed the rapturous joy music brings to him, with closed eyes and a wide smile throughout each performance. It’s that enthusiasm and joy for life that Norman brings to his newfound radio career.


9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Paul Hardcastle

Paul HardcastleLondon-born Paul Hardcastle is one of the most prolific musicians in smooth jazz, and it all began with an impulse buy. While selling stereos in Chelsea in the early 1980s, Paul decided to trade in one of his video cameras for a synthesizer, even though he didn’t really have a musical background. After just three months of solo experimenting, Paul convinced a local band that he’d fit in perfectly as their keyboardist, and a star was born.

As a band member, a solo artist and a remix producer, Paul was a fixture on the London dance charts for the entire 1980s. His two biggest hits of that era became international phenomena: “Rainforest”, a hit on American urban, dance and smooth jazz stations alike; and the Vietnam-themed “19”, which went to #1 in 13 countries and sold over 4 million copies since its 1985 release.

His forays into less dance-oriented, more jazz-pop music began in earnest in 1990, with a project called Kiss The Sky. Since then, Paul has released four CDs under his own name and five under the project name The Jazzmasters. Some of his biggest hits include “Serene”, “Lost Summer”, “Walkin’ to Freedom” and his latest #1 hit, “Free As The Wind.”

In addition to his recording career, Paul has long written scores for TV and film, including the Spice Girls’ movie Spiceworld. He has sold more than 11 million records worldwide and shows no signs of slowing down.

Paul’s excited to add radio host to his long resume and share his singular perspective and sharp wit. And with Paul Hardcastle at the controls, no matter how you choose to relax on the weekends, you’re guaranteed to move and feel good!