Another "Day the Music Died"

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Try www.wfmu.org. It's freeform radio from Jersy City, NJ, and they
stream on the web 24x7. You might find something you like there,
although you probably won't find the non-stop classical music. Here's
a link to their current schedule:

http://www.wfmu.org/table


Angelo




Mike Rivers wrote:
> "We're in the business of trying to create a larger audience and have
> more people join our station." said Sharon Percy Rockifeller,
> president and CEO of WETA, the Washington DC area's only
> non-commercial radio station that programs classicial music.
>
> Beginning February 28, the fifteen hours of weekday classical music
> programming will be dropped in favor of round-the-clock news,
> analysis, and interview programs.
>
> I thought that the purpose of public radio was to serve the needs and
> tastes of those not offered by other radio stations. I guess not. It
> appears it's to take in more money, just like commercial stations.
>
> I'm not that rabid a fan of classical music, but I listened to WETA
> during the day (and even made my donations), but I'll have to find
> some other form of background entertainment (and someplace else to
put
> my support dollars). I'm turning to the Internet more and more for
> stations that offer other than top-40 and talk. Good thing I finally
> got a DSL connection here.
>
> Anyone got suggestions for on-net alternate programming? I have
> bookmarks for WWOZ, KBCS, and KEXP. WAMU's Bluegrass Country (round
> the clock bluegrass) has their heart in the right place, but I find
it
> fatiguing to listen to for more than a couple of hours at a stretch.
>
>
>
>
> --
> I'm really Mike Rivers (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
> However, until the spam goes away or Hell freezes over,
> lots of IP addresses are blocked from this system. If
> you e-mail me and it bounces, use your secret decoder ring
> and reach me here: double-m-eleven-double-zero at yahoo
 
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Mike Rivers wrote:
> WAMU's Bluegrass Country (round
> the clock bluegrass) has their heart in the right place, but I find
it
> fatiguing to listen to for more than a couple of hours at a stretch.

The two or three times I went to a weekend long bluegrass festival, by
the time I got back all I wanted to do was crank Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.
 
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Would it be impolite for me to observe that Beethoven and Mozart might
not necessarily be proud of being deemed worthy of the "background"?

That said, I essentially agree with you. PBS is supposed to provide
"alternative" programming.

But up here in Canada, I thank God every day for the CBC.

Mike Rivers wrote:

> I'm not that rabid a fan of classical music, but I listened to WETA
> during the day (and even made my donations), but I'll have to find
> some other form of background entertainment (and someplace else to put
 
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Bill Van Dyk <trashtrash@christian-horizons.org> wrote:
>Would it be impolite for me to observe that Beethoven and Mozart might
>not necessarily be proud of being deemed worthy of the "background"?

Perhaps, but Erik Satie would be delighted!
--scott


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While I agree with Hank in principle, people no longer have the constraint
of options on musical entertainment that he and I grew up on. Today's world
presents Acid for loops, loops for Acid, people with no real musical talent
or arrangement abilities, and this is today's music for the home. Where I
grew up with Brenda Lee stopping by for a night of jams with Roy Clark,
Donnie Hammond, Jimmy Dean, et al., today's stop by is a CD of jams made on
a computer, mixed via headphones or computer speakers, and without the
requirement for anyone having learned how to tune a guitar, much less
actually play one. And a piano in the home is a piece of furniture for most
families.

Sad to think about all the good musicians who will have no means to support
themselves, which will promote more "music" that has no basis on a musical
background. Some even marvel at this or that program that will make "music"
for them via their computer. I realize it takes a lifetime to master a
musical instrument, but at least we could hope people will continue to try.
I finally got to the point where Rap music was becoming acceptable because
it started incorporating live musicians. Seems that about the only two
genres of music that are still making real money out there are Rap and
Christian.

But the pendulum always swings back and forth, so at some point it will hit
the max point and start back again. Just as long as we don't have to go
through big hair heavy metal again! <g>

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Roger W. Norman
SirMusic Studio

"Bob Olhsson" <olh@hyperback.com> wrote in message
news:1b9Pd.28373$Th1.4669@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> "Mike Rivers" <mrivers@d-and-d.com> wrote in message
> news:znr1108137194k@trad...
> >
> > "We're in the business of trying to create a larger audience and have
> > more people join our station." said Sharon Percy Rockifeller,
> > president and CEO of WETA,
>
> I sure hope people start waking up pretty soon!
>
> We've got ourselves a BIG music problem and it's affecting all genres.
> Everybody loves to put their own spin on the details but the fact is that
> music broadcast programming, live music performances, high quality
recorded
> music and the professional recording of music are all rapidly going away
> because people are not finding music to be compelling entertainment.
People
> are obviously having more fun jeering at Ashlee Simpson than from hearing
> great music. What's wrong with this picture?
>
> Hello????
>
> --
> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
> Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
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