WIMP 1620 AM Radio


"The Smooth side of Life".    The WIMP plays current Smooth Jazz hits as well as songs and hits from the 80's, 90's and first two decades of the 20's!   You can also enjoy the "Roots of Jazz" each and every hour with a song or two from the 70's or early 80's on the WIMP.  

The current inventory of songs for the Contemporary Smooth Jazz format is over 500 songs at present.  And this includes over 150 songs from the Roots of Smooth Jazz culled from the 1970's and early 1980's.  Here is a sampling of the music you will hear on the station.  



Links of interest for Smooth Jazz afficionados.


Smooth Jazz Information

Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 30 Chart

Billboard Smooth Jazz Top Albums

American Jazz Museum

Smooth Jazz information from Wikipedia site.  To learn more click here.

A link to the Billboard Smooth Jazz top songs currently in demand on radio stations around the country.

The top 100 selling albums for Smooth Jazz each week is linked here.

Located in Kansas City, MO in the 18th and Vine District.  A great way to learn the history of Jazz music from its birth until today!

Contemporary Smooth Jazz Artists include:

The Rippingtons

Rick Braun

Gerald Albright


Kenny G.

Norman Brown

Lee Ritenour

Earl Klugh

Paul Hardcastle

Urban Knights

Boney James

Keiko Matsui

Pieces of a Deam

Michael Franks

Roots of Smooth Jazz Artists include:

George Benson

Grover Washington Jr.

Spyro Gyra

Bob James

Earl Klugh

George Duke

David Sandborn

Al Jarreau

Chuck Mangione

Jeff Lorber

The Crusaders

Larry Carlton


Joe Sample



October 5, 2019

Dozens of songs from the Smooth Jazz charts from the 1990's are being added to the playlist this weekend.  

And several new songs from the current Billboard chart will be added as well.

September 17, 2019

A new "home grown" music hour will make its debut on The WIMP in October after the new transmitter has been installed.  

A mix of musical genres spanning 7 decades from Cincinnati region musical groups and musicians will air each week on the station.  This will include some brand new groups just getting started as well as established acts from the past and present.