Anything We Can Do for Classical Music Radio in Boston?

Mon Dec 28 18:42:32 EST 2009

Boston Musical Intelligencer will be presenting a panel discussion at Old
South Church, Copley Square, Tuesday, January 5, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The panel
intends to address the overwhelming response of dismay at the diminution of
classical music programming in the greater Boston area.
Moderator: William M. Bulger, former Massachusetts Senate President and
President, University of Massachusetts, board member of the Boston Public
Library and Boston Symphony Orchestra

Panelists: Richard Dyer, former classical music critic, The Boston Globe;
Christopher Lydon, Radio Talk Host; Dave MacNeill, for many decades
announcer, then general manager at the old WCRB; and John Voci, general
manager, WGBH

Respondents: reviewers for The Boston Musical Intelligencer: Mark DeVoto,
John W. Ehrlich, Brian Jones, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Tom Schnauber.

The Issues:

. Friday afternoon broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra are
. In Boston's Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and areas south of Boston, listeners
are unable to receive a clear signal from "all-classical" WCRB.
. Much of the music on WCRB is programed by a Minneapolis syndicate.
. Area listeners have lost fifty hours a week of quality classical music.
. Do we really need more talk radio and duplicative NPR programming?
.Are WGBH contributors pleased with the changes?
.Are WCRB listeners pleased?
.Will the administration at WGBH reconsider?

More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest mailing list