Globe: local radio's New Yrs Eve plans
Thu Dec 28 15:49:53 EST 2006
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Dan Strassberg"
>To: "Laurence Glavin"
>Subject: Re: Globe: local radio's New Yrs Eve plans
>Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 15:19:10 -0500
>99-1/2 favorites??? I think that would require playing approximately 2-1/2
>times the number of selections in their (apparently) never-changing weekly
>rotation. As I said in a previous communication, unlike Mr G, I don't find
>fault with WCRB's non-intellectually-challenging (AKA dumbed-down) genre of
>classical music. In fact, I have grown rather fond of it. What I do object
>to, though, is the incredibly limited selection from this genre. I believe
>that WCRB could quintuple the number of cuts in frequent rotation without
>even getting close to the boundaries of tried-and-true classical concert
>favorites (old war-horses). I suspect that if they did so, TSL would
>increase significantly. It's not as if I'm asking for anything adventurous
>or anything that the audience isn't familiar with.
Without getting into a flaming match that Dan would undoubtedly lose,
I mentioned this possibility because acoording to the non-presidential-assassin-wannabe
David Hinckley, radio writer for the NY Daily Gnus, WQXR is doing exactly
what I described. Under the evil Mario Mazza, WCRB occasionally had
essential classic weekends that expanded their repertoire by exactly one work:
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a piece almost never found in regular
rotation for various reasons. Since www.wcrb'com's website is STILL under
construction, nobody knows if the current "management" has such plans
for FM channel 258.
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