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re:WCRB signal

On 25 Jun 2000,  umar@nerodia.wcrb.com wrote:

> I'm not supposed to speak for my colleagues in the programming department,
> so I'll confine myself to pointing out that WCRB's playlist if easily two
> or three times the size of that of any other commercial station in Boston
> (save WHRB, of course :-)) and a quick telnet into my office reveals that
> Sunday night's programming included such thoroughly dumbed down
> pseudo-classics as Mozart's piano concerto #15 in B-flat, Shostakovich's
> Doll's Dances, and an overture by Gioacchino Rossini featuring a fiery
> horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty "heigh-ho,
> Silver!"

What I find is that I hear a lot of wonderful music that is new to me, 
interspersed, all to often, with a few pieces that seem to get played 
repeatedly and frequently to the point of annoyance.  These obsessive 
pieces change gradually over time.  For example, a few years ago, they 
played Beethoven's 8th symphony, a favorite of mine, so often that I was 
getting sick of hearing it.  They were doing likewise with Handel's Water 
Music and Royal Fireworks Music.  Now I rarely hear those things at all.  
Albinoni's Concerto Achinque (sp?) is one of the current obsessions.  I 
like these works.  I'd like to hear them once in awhile.  Instead, I hear 
them repeatedly, and then not at all.

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