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Originally with the call letters KLON (and later renamed KKJZ) the station has been broadcasting jazz since 1981. In December 2004, KKJZ increased transmitting power, going from 6,500 to 30,000 watts as well as an HD Radio digital signal 88.1FM.

The California State University, Long Beach Foundation has contracted with Global Jazz, Inc. to program and provide supporting services for KKJZ 88.1 FM. KKJZ Fundraising, Inc. conducts fundraising activities on behalf of the California State University, Long Beach Foundation for the benefit of KKJZ 88.1 FM.

“KKJZ 88.1 and Global Jazz are committed to the promotion and preservation of the rich cultural heritages of Jazz and Blues through engaging, inspiring and informative programming that satisfies the most dedicated music aficionados, while attracting newcomers of all ages.”





Southbay magazine is published by Moon Tide Media, a content marketing company based in Los Angeles.

“We own and operate a network of digital channels and lifestyle publications and we help leading brands, organizations and places to use content to engage and motivate their audiences.

Whether it is a social content platform, a branded magazine, a web-based video series, a live event, or anything in between, we work with our partners to understand their objectives and create content-driven marketing solutions that deliver measurable results.”



DBcom-logo centr_LNMEstablished in 1894 and best known for its coverage of local news, the Daily Breeze is a print and digital news media company based in Torrance, California. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2015, its coverage area includes the South Bay and Harbor Area cities of Los Angeles County “from LAX to LA Harbor,” including the communities of Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Torrance, and Wilmington. The Daily Breeze is a member of the Southern California News Group, a division of Digital First Media.



TGIS_Logo_RGB_fnl (1)CULINARY BLISS.  MAJESTIC LOCATIONS.  UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS.  Those are the pillars on which THANK GOODNESS IT’S SOFIA CATERING was founded in 1989.  Since then, the brother/sister team of Sofia Riley and George Marinos have taken TGIS Catering from a 1,000 square foot kitchen in Long Beach to the forefront of event planning and catering in Southern California.  Every event is an opportunity to savor outstanding cuisine, experience innovative designs and leave your guests anticipating.

Experiment and excite your senses as our culinary team fuses, invents and architects fine cuisine using only the freshest of ingredients.  Our design team can style your space with unique lighting and chic furnishings.  From culinary treats to full service event planning and design TGIS is the one element you should not miss on the way to a fabulous event. TGIS is the co-creator and manager of Stripe Cafe at Palos Verdes Art Center.



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The V Cut Cigar Lounge was established in 1997.  “We have been a family-owned business located on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles for nearly twenty years. We have made it our goal to provide the finest selection of cigars from all over the world.

Our humidor is stocked with only the finest, high quality, hand-rolled, premium cigar brands. Each cigar brand is personally tasted and selected by the owner, Murtaza Ahmadi.”




brugal-logo-265x170Since 1888, we’ve been creating distinctly different rum, and there are two very important things that set Brugal apart from others. The first is the Brugal method of distillation, which removes much of what other rums leave in, resulting in a spirit that is cleaner, dryer and less sweet. The second is an unwavering dedication to cask-aging every drop of Brugal, using the same wood policy as the world’s finest Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Because we cask-age our rum in the year-round heat and humidity of the Dominican Republic, maturation is accelerated, contributing to a balanced, sophisticated family of rums unlike any other.



Established in 2010, LAArtParty.com  is an online go-to guide for what’s happening in the art world each weekend in in the LA area. Founded by arts writer and “Blues Mama” Kathy Leonardo, the campy art site has an unusual slant enjoyed by both art aficionados and art loving newbies. Leonardo has been writing about art and entertainment for the past 15 years, appearing in The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Artillery Magazine, Santa Monica Mirror among other media outlets.