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Classical Moonlighters Competition

West / east coast classical radio stations sponsor amateur contests

I am digging several just beginning and just concluding local ensemble / amateur contests being run by classical public signals WQXR-FM in New York City and KDFC-FM in San Francisco. KDFC-FM has just finished its Local Vocals High School Choir sing-off, and the prize goes to the Monte Vista High School Chamber Singers from Danville […]

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Podcast #27: Public Radio Bid for UNLV Station, Rdio Shutdown & Net Neutrality

College Radio correspondent Jennifer Waits joins Paul and Eric to examine Nevada Public Radio’s bid to take over programming on UNLV’s radio station. They also look at bankruptcy, acquisition, and shutdown of the streaming music service Rdio, and what that has to do with terrestrial stations. Then Paul discusses why the Appeals Court hearing on […]

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UK classical public radio strong despite decline on TV; South Florida classical radio in trouble

A somewhat discouraging report, classical music-wise, from the United Kingdom’s broadcast regulator, titled “Public Service Broadcasting in the Internet Age.” It concludes that since the government lifted requirements on content, public media spending on the arts and classical music has dropped by 25 percent. Still “there continues to be strong classical music provision on radio,” […]

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Teething to Telemann? Welcome to “Classical Lifestyle” radio

I am trying to wrap my brain around the latest American Public Media venture: The press release we received for this “Classical Lifestyle” online radio service boasts the following channels: Relax: Classical music to help you keep calm and carry on. Perfect for yoga, meditation or a frustrating commute. Energy: Lively classical masterworks that […]

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2014 year in review

Radio Survivor’s 2014 Year in Review

Happy 2015! As we start the year, it’s a good time to reflect on the biggest radio stories of 2014 and also to make our predictions for 2015. Over the past few weeks we’ve shared our thoughts on the state of college radio, low power FM (LPFM), radio in academia, and podcasting in 2014, as […]

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Six ways to make classical radio cool again

Here’s some encouraging news for classical music radio lovers. The Telegraph has an interview with renowned Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, who says she’s seeing lots of children turning their parents on to classical music. “Quite often it is the kids will come home and introduce classical music to their parents,” Finch noted. “It is something […]

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Vermont loses only commercial classical radio station

WCVT of Vermont is changing formats, marking the end of the state’s only commercial radio station. The signal has been airing classical music since 1977. According to Vermont NPR news, WCVTs’s popular morning show announcer disclosed his retirement on Friday. His leaving and the presence of Vermont Public Radio’s classical service convinced the owners of […]

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It’s official: boring classical public radio format ensconced in Nashville

Last Friday Nashville Public Radio paid the cash necessary to finalize its ownership of WFCL Classical 91.1 FM, once Vanderbilt University’s vibrant student run radio station. I, a classical music/classical radio lover, decided to tune into the signal today and look the website over. Here’s my review: Zzzzzzzzzz. Yes, just what the world needs, another […]

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