Les Davis, Gary Burton?

Discussion in 'Jazz, Blues, Standards, Ambient' started by kc1ih, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. kc1ih

    kc1ih Active Member

    Anyone have any word if Les Davis and/or Gary Burton will surface on 72 or any of the other jazz channels? Thanks!
  2. Mesquito

    Mesquito New Member

    Les Davis, Gary Burton and Ronda Hamilton are listed on Channel 72 DJ page.

    Gary burton was not on this sunday morning. I sure miss his show "Artist's Choice" that has aired every sunday over the last few years as well as his report on his personal relationship with jass artists over the last 40 or 50 years.

    I sent e-mail to sirius but just received a standard reply with no response as to Gary Burtons status.

    Here is a link to the DJ site:

    SIRIUS Satellite Radio - The Best in Classic Jazz and Chicago Jazz
  3. kc1ih

    kc1ih Active Member

    That page looks to me like it’s left over from the old channel. Sirius has a history of being really slow to update it’s website.
  4. Mesquito

    Mesquito New Member

    e-mail from Gary Burton

    "Hello to my loyal listeners,

    I have received a lot of mail about my departure from Sirius Radio and
    I decided to write this group reply to everyone who emailed. I hope
    you don't mind that I am not writing personally to each listener, who
    did indeed, take the time to write. Thanks for your interest and your
    praise. I truly have enjoyed doing the show for the the nearly four
    years I was a member of the Pure Jazz team. I was working with great
    people and enjoyed the outreach to fans of my own music as well as
    jazz fans in general, that resulted from being on the air.

    As you know, Sirius merged with XM recently and programs with
    duplicate types of content were narrowed down to a single station.
    XM's jazz programming was chosen to replace the programs previously
    hosted by Sirius. Budgeting was a major issue of course, and it was
    determined that there was not sufficient funds to continue my weekly

    I suppose there is the remote possibility that could change in the
    future and I would be invited to join the new Real Jazz programming.
    But, most likely that ill not happen, but I will look back fondly on
    my years as a DJ and remember how much fun I had doing the show each

    Thank you all for your support, and I wish you all the best in jazz
    listening. If there's one thing we always could use more of, it's
    jazz listeners. Meanwhile, I will continue to tour occasionally, I'll
    put out a new record from time to time, and I will be doing my best to
    enjoy life.

    Best regards, Gary"

    So Gary is gone....A sad situation in my book.
  5. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

    Bad move. What a loss.
  6. kc1ih

    kc1ih Active Member

    This whole cluster---k is penny wise and pound foolish!

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