The Wave is often regarded as the first
"Smooth Jazz" station in the United States
and it started on.February 14, 1987 when the
station changed to a new age music/soft
rock/contemporary jazz format. In its second
year, it introduced the MusicLetter of which
we have obtained numerous issues.
In the early 1990s, the station moved to
more of a Smooth jazz sound, yet played a
mix of smooth jazz, soft R&B hits, AC songs,
and some soft rock hits.