Press Release: Listener supported internet radio station in Phoenix aims to get back to the “standards”

While the “Standards”are vanishing from many traditional radio stations one up-start internet station is trying to reverse the trend. As Frank Sinatra belted out ‘I did it my way’ so to has The Standard Media Group’s internet radio station The North Hollywood, CA based is a totally listener supported internet radio station and is one of the most listened to stations of its kind. Starting January 1st, 2009 they will be programming KPHX 1480 AM in Phoenix and bringing the timeless music we know as “The Great American Songbook” back to traditional radio in the Phoenix area.

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Standard Media Group is headed by former Clear Channel radio programming executive Brad Chambers. Calling their format Contemporary Standards, Chambers has created a blend of songs he calls “Classic Cool,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald and the like, with “Contemporary Cool” artists like Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and Rod Stewart. The latter group having recent success attracting baby boomers to the Great American Songbook.

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