Guy starts a LP station in Concord.

Don A
Mon Feb 5 01:39:18 EST 2007

>> Well, the sucess of the present incarnation of WCRB has yet to be seen.
>> However, WCRB (102.5) was considered one of the most sucessful Clasical
>> stations in the country.
> Then why does the present management want to tamper with that
> success?

I assume thee current management/owners think they are doing the same thing 
as WCRB...but they appear to be executing it pretty poorly.  Rotating the 
favorite peices of music effeciently (so you are playing the 'favorites' a 
lot, and not burning out your listeners is something programmers strive to 
do.  99.5 appears to be afiling in this.)

>> 102.5 enjoyed it's most sucessful years when it increased it's repetition
>> and started playing shorter peices.
> And it also got a lot of listener complaints.  They had a promo a few
> years ago touting their "listener line," in which they said that
> "you've told us you want to hear less repetition and whole
> symphonies, rather than excerpts."  And they moderated the repetion
> and short pieces format a bit.

If the money is rolling in, one finds it easier to deal with complaints. 

>> 99.5 seems to be following the same recipe, albeit a little more 
>> "clunkily".
> But nowadays there are alternatives to classical radio.  I like
> Beethoven's 6th Symphony, but I've been hearing it EVERY DAY, and I'm
> tired of it.  So instead I can turn my computer to any number of
> online channels which play something else.

It seems you are an all day listener.  Most are not.

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