Art Good

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Art Good is an American radio personality. He is the host of the Jazztrax Showcase of the Absolute Newest, a weekly syndicated five-hour radio show that counts down America's Top 20 Smooth Jazz singles; he is considered to be one of the pioneers of the modern Smooth Jazz radio format. Prior to being a DJ, Good contemplated being a minister. He instead entered the radio business. In 1981, while he was the Program Director for a struggling Adult Contemporary-format station in San Diego named KIFM, he began an evening program of jazz-tinged instrumentals entitled Lites Out San Diego. An ever-increasing portion of the station's programming was devoted to the format, and by 1987, KIFM had changed its format to what was then known as Contemporary Jazz. Good left KIFM for a brief period to host a program on competitor KSWV 102.9 ("The Wave", now Spanish music station KLQV), returning when KSWV discontinued their Smooth Jazz format.

In 1987, Good was the primary organizer of the first annual Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival in Avalon, California, which will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary in October 2007, and the Big Bear Lake Jazztrax Summer Festival in Big Bear Lake, California, which celebrated its third anniversary in June 2007. Good's syndicated JazzTrax program is currently syndicated to 44 stations nationwide.


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