WFCC & WKPE finally being sold

Laurence Glavin
Sun Jan 14 13:29:30 EST 2007

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Doug Drown" 
>To: "David Tomm" , "A. Joseph Ross" 
>Subject: Re: WFCC & WKPE finally being sold
>Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:13:36 -0500
>While we're on the subject of Nassau's new classical network: It'll be
>interesting to hear what they come up with. I was in Mass. for several days
>last week and listened to WCRB during most of my driving time there. The
>format is decidedly "classical lite," as some on the Board have
>indicated --- quite different from the WCRB I knew years ago. That's not
>the case with Nassau's Maine Classical Network. It isn't that one hears,
>for example, modern atonal music very often, but the stations do play a
>large amount of comparatively little-known selections. I wonder to what
>extent that may change.

By "comparatively little-known compositions", you may be referring to
obscure-and-forgotten pieces by deservedly obscure-and-forgotten composers
who toiled in the 18th- and early 19th-centuries.  When WCRB had a 
functioning website (which, a month-and-a-half after the switch, it still
doesn't although promising to have one SOON) one could peruse the playlist
and see the output of such immortals as Pla, Rathgeber, Zachow, Wagenseil 
and Herschel (actually most remembered for his work in astronomy).  This dreck 
was interspersed with the "classical top-40" as filler, such as in cat food.
It served to dilute the monotony ever so slightly and to give the
"impression" one is hearing classical music (although very few impressionistsic
pieces ever made the playlist.)

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