Two Dave MacNeils?

A. Joseph Ross
Thu Jan 18 00:33:03 EST 2007

On 17 Jan 2007 at 16:44, Laurence Glavin wrote:

> and yet their FM outlet WQXR still adheres to higher standards
> than the the first 3 stations mentioned above.  All the types of
> programming you describe as "eccentric" are found within their 6:00 am
> through 11:00 pm  span (I exclude the overnights).   Just now I
> brought up their playlists for just the past week, and lo and behold,
> during the most-listened-to hours are genuinely modern works including
> some by living composers, vocal music (choral pieces and arias from
> operas), and even some pieces even I wouldn't run at the time they did
> (the complete Prokofiev 5th Symphony Friday Jan 12th at 10:05 am; you
> can look it up).  It's too bad that doesn't have a message
> board any more.  It would be interesting to query management there as
> to THEIR philosophy of programming!
I don't think you can compare the two.  The New York market is so 
much larger than the Boston market that WQXR can do many things that 
can't be done in Boston and still have a large audience.

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