GBH-FM Restores Some Classical Programs
Sat Oct 4 16:32:52 EDT 2008
Starting today (Saturday, October 4th), WGBH-FM's basic over-the-air analog
channel, restored some of the classical music programming it dropped a few years
ago (a WGBH HD channel is currently all-classical). Instead of providing a
partial simulcast of the Saturday and Sunday "Weekend Edition" broadcasts from
10:00 am till noon (also heard on from 8:00 till 11:00 am on WBUR), WGBH-FM
will expand "Classical Weekend" until 11:00 am both days. On Saturdays, it
will be followed by "From the Top", and on Sundays by a talk show called "Says You".
("Says You" will continue to be heard at 8:00 pm on Saturdays, or until Nassau Broadcasting
goes broke and flips WCRB 99.5 FM to sports or something, thus necessitating the
moving of the Boston Symphony broadcasts to that time slot on WGBH. The Sunday
morning airing of "Says You" will be a boon to hockey fans who listen to the
show, reportedly a sizable percentage of its audience, who are thus conflicted
when a Broonz game is on at the same time.) This change to WGBH-FM's schedule
reverses the trend of many NPR/PRI outlets that have REPLACED musical programming of
any type: classical, folk, jazz, new age etc, with news or talk.
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