Guy starts a LP station in Concord.

Dan Strassberg
Thu Feb 1 18:35:08 EST 2007

Well, nobody can accuse WCRB of being very adventurous in its music
selection. I would be quite interested to know the total number of
selections in their rotation. A few weeks ago, I guessed at 40 total. I
think the number is actually a little higher, but not a lot. There are so
many thoroughly familiar selections in the limited genre of old war-horses
that they play, I can't imagine that that they'd turn off any of the
listeners with ultra-conservative taste to whom they seem to want to cater
were they to double, triple, or even quintuple the play-list. I put myself
in the ultra-conservative category when it comes to classical-music
preferences and even I get bored with Pir Gynt twice a day. For starters,
how about the best of Trendall-Campbell-Muir (themes from the serials that
originated at WXYZ Detroit in the '40s): Finale from Rossini's Overture to
William Tell (Lone Ranger), Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the BumbleBee (Green
Hornat), Risnecek's Donna Diana Overture (Challenge of the Yukon). Talk
about war horses! I've not heard one of those in weeks of listening to WCRB.

Dan Strassberg,
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: "A. Joseph Ross" <>
To: "Dan Strassberg" <>
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Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: Guy starts a LP station in Concord.

> On 1 Feb 2007 Dan Strassberg wrote:
> > I doubt that Methuen is in range of an LPFM in Concord NH, but I
> > believe that WCNH-LP both streams and posts its play-lists on line, so
> > we should soon get a report on the station's acceptability from our
> > world-be arbiter of taste in classical music.
> I haven't looked at the playlist, but I did turn off WCRB and listen
> to the WCNH streaming, and I've been enjoying it.  There have been
> some operatic pieces that I didn't like, but they didn't last long,
> and I'm enjoying most of what they're playing.  I also like the
> absence of loud intrusive commercials.  This has the feel of the old
> WBCN, and I like it.
> WCRB has been continuing its habit of playing the same stuff over and
> over again, and lately I've been getting tired of hearing the first
> movement to Beethoven's 6th symphony.  So while I'm delighted not to
> have to re-tune my radio several times a day, as I had to do at
> 102.5, I think I'm going to give the radio a rest and listen to WCNH
> for awhile.
> --
> A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                   617.367.0468
> 15 Court Square, Suite 210         Fax: 617.742.7581
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