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Sandy Shore - Founder + President

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Sandy Shore : Founder / President / CEO

She thought she could and so she did… The California radio personality, concert event producer and global music innovator has been on the radio since she was 15 years old, starting her career on John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row in Monterey, California in 1979 and has worked her way up and down the Coast to broadcast on many respected FM frequencies including KTWV The Wave in Los Angeles and KKSF in San Francisco.

Known in the music industry as a visionary in regards to Internet Broadcasting and music programming, Shore has dedicated her efforts to introducing the lifestyle vibe of contemporary jazz to millions around the world by keeping the sound fresh and warm. Her trajectory for today’s Smooth Jazz is to encompass a wide demographic of music enthusiasts around the world… She believes that the genre is evolving and appealing to a new breed of listener who enjoys a diverse music mix including contemporary beats, sexy grooves and soulful vocals. She describes it as a modern and robust blend that includes both the “relevance of pop and the depth of jazz.”

Music is her life, hence the hands-on approach she brings to Global keeps the youthful music aficionado busy as she programs the music for both Radio and Chill Out Radio. Shore works personally with today’s hottest jazz artists and recording labels, building successful branding by integrating marketing and social media. She also works closely with music producers, consulting on radio singles and developing new artists, all the while spearheading’s event partnerships with jazz festivals all over the world.

Donna Phillips, VP Design + Imaging

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Donna K. Phillips
Co-Founder / VP / COO

The spirited Miami transplant has made California her country for more than 30 years, with the last two decades dedicated to pioneering Smooth Jazz Global’s on-line multimedia platform infusing technology, art and design.

Armed with an Associative Science Degree in Art from the renowned Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Phillips’ reputation as a maverick in the music industry proceeds her; known for developing and executing innovative protocols and procedures in on-line, global music delivery and distribution.

The dynamic, engaging environments of the, and communities are the brainchildren of this multi-faceted artist who has managed to marry the mystique of radio with the visceral impact of interactive visuals.

Donna K. Phillips drives the Global IT division, approaching technology with craftsmanship as she develops the brand’s functionality as if she’s designing a comfortable living space so that the global audience can easily integrate the listening with the viewing with the socializing…not a simple task, to create for both purpose and pleasure, but one derived from passion by this creative force.

The former bandleader, songwriter and singer of the Santa Cruz Alt Rock group, Riverpoets is an avid traveler having sailed all over the world, starting her adventures as an infant sailing on board many a ship during her father’s illustrious cruise industry career.

A craft brew aficionado, Donna enjoys sampling beers on her travels as well as spending time enjoying some of the fine handcrafts in her home state of California, particularly the Central and North coasts, while mastering the lost art of conversation discussing her favorite topics including geography, history and politics.


Tod Ratfield, esq.

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Tod M. Ratfield, esq.
Co-Founder + VP Legal Services

A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, with a B.A. in Political Science, and a graduate from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Tod represents in all ways legal. In addition to being admitted to the California Bar, he is also a member of the Sports and Entertainment Section of the American Bar Association.

Whether Tod is reviewing a scooter rental agreement in the Bahamas for the Team or signing a big deal with a music industry partner, he executes each dealing with careful consideration.

In addition to keeping on track as an officer in the Company, Tod Ratfield practices law in Northern California, in the Walnut Creek area and specializes in Business and Entertainment Law working with recording artists, labels and media distributors.


Scott O'Brien - Director of Webcasting Services

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Scott O'Brien
Top 50 Charts Director & Administrator

The man with the golden ears and patience of Job… Scott works closely with Radio Program Directors worldwide, meticulously compiling their Spin totals for our Top 50 Chart + music industry pages on a weekly basis. Being a radio longtime radio industry expert, he occasionally responds to a wayward listener who needs help identifying a saxophone piece he heard on the station.

In his former life, Scott worked in executive positions for a major airline company as well as a large food service supply outlet until he came to his senses and jumped on board the radio train in the 1970’s and programmed for top stations in Los Angeles and Monterey, California.

His colleagues consider him a cross between David Letterman and Frazier… Presently Mr. O’Brien resides just north of Seattle, Washington in a town called Marysville with his gal pal Wendy.

Sue Parker

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Sue "Roxy" Parker
Director of Artist Services + Global Promotion

Sue's connected high-end people with high-end real estate property. She’s sold super cool aircraft to pilots from all over the world and even co-owned her own West coast commercial fishing company!

But it wasn’t until she began connecting musicians and recording artists with our Global community of fans and music industry professionals that she really felt at home with her people skills and marketing and strategy talents!

30 years of creating clever marketing solutions with integrity and commitment attracted us to Ms. Parker.

Her position with places her in the heart and soul of assisting recording artists and music labels, as well as venues, events and festivals, in addition to lifestyle products and services, to stretch their marketing budgets as far as possible with as much on-line exposure as possible by reaching a worldwide audience of consumers including music enthusiasts, audiophiles, and entertainment industry professionals, by plugging into the high visibility of’s multi-media platform.

When Sue is not on her lap top, desk top, Skype, iPad, or iPhone(s), she enjoys many personal hobbies including music, traveling, aviation, walking, hiking, kayaking, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

The Monterey Bay area resident says, “I must live near the ocean – it calms my soul and brings everything into perspective.”


Esther Byrne - Event Marketing + SmoothTravel Coordinator

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Esther Byrne
Event Marketing + SmoothTravel Coordinator

Esther joins us from Dublin, Ireland... she brings more than luck to the Smooth Travel team with her fun, sense of adventure and strong Irish work ethic, Esther organizes our high profile event marketing and works closely with event promoters, talent buyers and festival planners all over the world on behalf of

While music is her passion, her most favorite place in the world, is the airport! Esther always felt that she missed her calling of being a flight attendant, however, her background in retail sales combined with her love of music places our Ms. Byrne right where she loves to be... on the move, combining two of her favorite things, travel and tunes!

Esther says, "This is an amazing job... traveling to see and hear music! Plus organizing the crew for our events is really easy for me, since I'm quite bossy by nature!"

Jamie Trent - Artist Development

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Jammin' Jamie Trent
Global Music Marketing Strategist

"Jammin' Jamie" as she's called by those who work closely with her, is the Smooth Jazz Maven of new music. Jamie works up close and personal with recording artists to help them with affordable marketing and promotional strategies to get their music off the ground and out to a global audience as well as into the hands of radio professionals.

Jamie quickly assesses artists needs and helps them gain visibility almost immediately through one of the many dynamic and comprehensive promotional opportunities available on She takes a genuine interest in new music and offers contagious enthusiasm to all of her clients and associates.

A longtime resident of San Diego, California, this colorfully clad sun goddess spends as much time outdoors as possible with her family and friends. While you would never imagine by looking at her, Jamie is the grandmother of five!

Rowan Meert

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Rowan Meert
Music Production & Programming Assistant


Dayle Murphy

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Dayle Murphy
Social Media Management + Airplay Submissions



Dave Deandrea

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Dave Deandrea
Audio Production + Voice Artist for Global Radio

Dave is the man behind the cool and tasty voice on the promos. He’s a 25+ year radio veteran and Voicey Award Winning voice actor and producer who’s been heard on commercials, video games, presentations and promos around the world.

Ever since the days of his youth, with long road trips listening to the jazz and R & B that emanated from the 8-Track player in his dad’s Buick, Dave’s been a big fan of smooth music. He brings a fresh and fun vibe to the station, and is excited to be a part of the Smooth Crew.

He resides on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast with his wife and 4 kids. You can find out more about Dave at his web site,

Dave Deandrea - Voice Actor & Producer - contact The Smooth Voice to get your professional Voice Over Project

Keri Tombazian Babbes

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Keri Tombazian Babbes
Voice Artist for Global Radio

As a branding voice Keri Tombazian has launched a new line of cars for Buick, launched Whoopi Goldberg on The View, and is the go-to girl for warmth, sensuality, and authenticity. From Boston, to Minneapolis, to Toronto Canada, television viewers know Keri as the local voice of their station.

One of the first women to crack promos and trailers, Keri blows up the notion that women "can't cut through" - having voiced promos for NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, as well as Animal Planet, and the Fine Living Channel. Feature film spots include Sideways and Atonement.

A natural story teller, Keri has brought to life the A&E Biography Lana Turner, Animal Planet's Meercat Manor, and the E! True Hollywood Stories of Martha Stewart, Goldie Hawn/Kate Hudson, and Marilyn Monroe to name a few.

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Nathan East
Voice Artist for Global Radio


Jonathan Widran


Jonathan Widran
Entertainment Journalist + PR Writer

Jonathan Widran is a veteran music, entertainment and business news journalist who has been a regular contributor, feature writer and columnist for more than 15 years to numerous publications and websites, including Music Connection, Jazziz, All Music Guide, Wine and Jazz, Downbeat,, and the Los Angeles Times, in addition to Celebrity Branding You.

He is also a well-respected PR writer whose clients have included numerous record companies and media organizations. Jonathan is also currently a voting member of The Recording Academy.


Pioneering artist focused Internet Radio from 1995 - NOW Studios


The world’s #1 on-line jazz destination broadcasts on the Internet & Mobile Apps (iTunes & GooglePlay) from the Northern California. operates virtually from anywhere in the world our jazz travels take us and our team spans the world from California to Washington to Missouri to Florida to England to Ireland.

The inspiration from the sounds of, the Monterey Peninsula, is well known for many things including world-class golf (Pebble Beach), robust, boutique wineries (Carmel Valley), the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Cannery Row) and most certainly Monterey has earned a solid reputation as a jazz town with the world’s oldest and possibly most well known jazz festival; the 50-year-old Monterey Jazz Festival. - Cannery Row

Radio personality and concert promoter, Sandy Shore, founded in 1995. Originally, the on-line destination was used as a ticket outlet for Sandy Shore Productions’ locally produced concert events. However, by the late 1990’s the Website had been transformed into a global presence by Co-Founder Donna K. Phillips for Smooth Jazz offering exciting information for both artists and fans alike and
making the FIRST Woman owned + operated Internet Radio Station in the World.

By the turn of the century, Global Radio began broadcasting in digital stereo through the services of Sister station Global Radio was brought online to bring the Chillout Ambient vibe growing in Europe to the global audience.

Around the same time, the Top 50 Chart publication debuted, designed for music industry professionals and participated in by nearly 70 reporting radio stations. The Chart is published weekly some fifty times a year displaying the current most played Smooth Jazz albums in the U.S. and abroad. We also publish the Top 50 Chart as well as the Radar Chart to help new projects get an indication of how their album is doing right out of the gate.

Defining Smooth Jazz for a world of listeners through the art of seamlessly fusing elements of jazz, r&b, pop, and world rhythms, Radio streams a deep mix of music for a global audience.

The global radio station currently broadcasts an average of 49 million tune-ins per month, while the site enjoys nearly 300,000 unique visitors/month. Our Social Media Platforms have grown quickly to over 57,000 FaceBook LIKES, over 7,500 Twitter followers, over 1,200,000 YouTube Channel views, and over 395,000 SoundCloud plays. Studios

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