West Michigan: Newsmakers Dec. 24, 2008




Grand Rapids Press:

Saying "the layout just proved too awkward" at Wealthy Theatre for last year's Jammie Awards show honoring local and regional artists, community radio station WYCE-FM (88.1) will take the popular event back to The Intersection, where it was held for five years, 2003-2007. This comes as good news, I have to say, especially because the nightclub's main performance room will be non-smoking for the evening. While Wealthy is a fine, intimate concert venue, the hectic nature of the Jammies -- with more than a dozen acts performing short sets -- just works a heckuva lot better at The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave. SW, which holds more people, provides better fan flow as folks come and go, and has a spacious backstage area for bands and their gear. WYCE station manager Kevin Murphy tells me that the 2009 Jammies will be held Feb. 17 (a bit later than usual "to accommodate a new event taking place at Wealthy Theatre on Feb. 10" commemorating the late Dirk Koning and his vision for the Community Media Center)... WYCE-FM's annual Jammie Awards show returns to The Intersection (Wed, 12/24)







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