Smooth jazz back -- sort of

Greater Media, which pulled the plug on its smooth jazz station at 97.5 several weeks ago, has announced that it's started a multichannel online station at

Its six channels include a main channel, plus piano jazz, guitarists, saxophones, vocals, and smooth instrumentals, and Broadway, "groove jazz" and a channel devoted to Philadelphia-based musicians are planned., as is a media player offering 14 channels of mainstream jazz.

Clear Channel, the company that formerly programmed smooth jazz at 106.1, recently stopped broadcasting smooth jazz on its HD channel 106.1-2, for which you'd need an HD radio to hear.

Those hoping for over-the-air smooth jazz seem to be out of luck.