Bach trumps Telemann at the "New" WQXR

Tue Oct 6 07:55:09 EDT 2009

The GM at WNYC said that the new non-commercial (and low-powered) WQXR
105.9 would run four minutes per hour of underwriting credits, whereas
the old, commercial WQXR 96.3 sometimes ran as may as 12 minutes an
hour of commercials. However, I'm sure he very conveniently forgot how
many minutes per hour of begging the new WQXR will run during pledge
drives. I don't know how many weeks per year of pledge drives the
typical public radio station runs, but during pledge weeks, it usually
seems as if the number is at least 51 weeks. Anyhow, if you calculate
the weighted average of the number of minutes per hour of begging
during fund drives and the number of minutes per hour of underwriting
credits during non-pledge weeks, I suspect that the result is a lot
closer to 12 minutes per hour than it is to four minutes per hour.

Dan Strassberg (
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A. Joseph Ross" <>
To: "Laurence Glavin" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:00 AM
Subject: Re: Bach trumps Telemann at the "New" WQXR

> On 5 Oct 2009 at 12:46, Laurence Glavin wrote:
>> According to their website's playlist archives, last month WCRB
>> played
>> a piece by Carlos Baguer.  There's no entry for Carlos Baguer at
>> Wikipedia. If you type in 'Carlos Baguer', the site asks if you
>> mean
>> 'Carlos Baker'? Now THAT's obscure!
> I wonder whether WCRB actually plays Telemann.  I'll have to try to
> pay attention.
> Trouble is, I've been listening mostly online to WFCR-HD2 in my
> office these days.  Maybe I'll go back to WCRB when WGBH takes over
> and the commercials go away.
> -- 
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