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classical radio stations #591491 05/09/08 02:29 PM
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Here in the metro Detroit area, I've found 4:

89.9 (broadcast from Windsor)
90.5
90.9 (broadcast from Lansing)
91.3

In case anyone from the area was looking... I was just listening to the Brahms 2nd Violin Sonata and the Vaughan-Williams 2-Piano Concerto on 90.9, and then the Elgar Cello Concerto on 91.3.


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With those frequencies, are some of them NPR stations?

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When I was in school in Chicago I listened often to WFMT but there were others too that were classical stations. Here in southeast Georgia I listen to the public radio -- either Macon or Savannah. Sometimes I can pick up Jacksonville, FL. The other stations, as one can imagine play things I'm not really interested in listening. Otherwise I play CD's and recordings.

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In El Paso, there are two options:

KTEP (NPR) at FM 88.5 (UTEP's station)
KRWG (NPR) at FM 90.7 (NMSU's station)

KRWG is weak on the East side of El Paso, and there are some spots around the mountain where KTEP isn't as clear as I'd like, but both stations are good and, despite both being NPR affiliates, have enough differences in their schedules to keep a decent number of choices available.

One of my favorite channels ever was WRKF 89.3 in Baton Rouge. Brilliant programming and one of the funniest announcers I've ever heard was there about 12 years ago.

My favorite WRKF quote:

Announcer: "Now here's something interesting - a choral arrangement of the Barber Adagio for Strings. Let's see how it sounds."

(The first 30 seconds of the piece, not very well sung.)

Announcer: "Um...thanks. Er. We'll call you. The next work on today's program..."

My next favorite is KOHM in Lubbock, TX. The program director is a friend of mine, and he does a BRILLIANT job bringing classical music to West Texas. Most of the schedule is classical music - a combination of syndicated shows and various locally produced shows. The program director actually spends 4 hours every Friday playing nothing but classical new releases, and the labels and catalogue numbers are posted online so you can buy anything you like. Such a cool idea!


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In Syria we have..... none. Interesting, eh?


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In the Los Angeles area you have FM 91.5, which I have long enjoyed for the wide variety of music played, the often interesting evening programs hosted by Jim Svedja, and - happily - no commercials ever. Just a note of caution: if you tune in right now, you'll be listening to one of the couple annual "pledge drives" seeking to get you to contribute. So you won't get your normal music for the next few days.


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Plenty of stuff on BBC3, yet with my ties to Seattle, KING-FM is a jolly good station. And you can listen to the Seattle Opera broadcasts. I Puritani is the latest. And we'll get Aida and Elektra later this year. Such riches!

Met broadcasts are always fun. Was it last week that we were treated to Mozart's Abduction?


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I used to be able to listen to XM Satellite radio on my PC when I subscribed to AOL.

There was sooo much classical to choose from, it was wonderful.

Can anyone recommend another satellite product (not AOL) for my PC? I'd like to have that again.

~Valerie

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Here in NC we listen to WCPE 89.7 FM. They also broadcast for free on the internet if you're at your computer all day like I am.

It's completely listener supported so I make a contribution every year. Great station, no commercials, no ads, just the rare mention of a special sponsor.

Check it out: WCPE The Classical Station

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wqxr.com(New York, 96.3 FM)

Every Wednesday night at 10:00-11:00pm, Mr. David Dubal will host a Piano Comparison Listening. You may not agree with Mr. Dubal at times, but the brilliant playings are every bit worth while.

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The California central coast has no non-commercial classical station, though there are good programs on the local public stations KAZU and KUSP. I listen via internet to KBPS 89.9 from Portland, Oregon. There you can hear the Met opera broadcasts, some other syndicated programs, and a good variety of music on the station's own programs. It's mostly listener-supported.

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We have the good fortune to have access to four classical music stations from Victoria: one NPR station from Washington State University, (the other Washington state NPR is all-day talk) one commercial station from Seattle, CBC Radio 2 and CBC French language radio network station.

CBC Radio 2 has raised the alarm bells with all of us effete snobs by announcing that they are about to considerably diminish the amount of classical music they will henceforth play on the Canadian airwaves. They will still keep the mandated 60% - or whatever the figure is - Canadian content, but more and more of it will be in the form of pop music that can be heard on any commercial radio station.

Those four classical music stations will be reduced to three, therefore, in the near future.

The most egregious error committed by the once-venerated CBC radio network is the planned demise of the CBC Radio Orchestra, the last remaining radio orchestra in North America, slated now to give its last concert in Vancouver in November, 2008.

The CBC Radio Orchestra’s mandate, as stated on its Web site, is to “to make engaging musical radio programs, commission and perform works by Canadian composers, showcase Canadian performers and conductors, and discover and expose Canadian excellence”.

"The dismantling of the orchestra, formed in 1938, is the latest in a string of decisions that have seen classical music losing time slots on the public broadcaster’s airwaves. Recent decisions have moved classical music away from morning, afternoon, and evening slots. Popular classical CBC shows including Music & Company, Here’s to You, Studio Sparks, and DiscDrive have all been scheduled for cancellation. Last year, Music for a While, Two New Hours, Symphony Hall, The Singer and the Song, and Northern Lights were cut. The CBC Young Composers Competition was also recently terminated.

Jeff Keay, a spokesperson for the CBC, told the Straight,[1] “The nature of managing finite resources is that you have to make difficult decisions based on the amount of resources that you have....We did a very detailed evaluation of this, and we determined that at the end of the day we could bring more music to Radio 2 by pursuing initiatives with existing music organizations rather than supporting the infrastructure of the CBC orchestra. I don’t think anyone liked the decision, obviously, but part of the nature of having to make decisions on resources is that you have to make hard decisions.” [2]

[1] A Vancouver online news source
[2] from Straight.com, March 28, 2008.

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WFMT 98.7 in Chicago is quite famous.

listen all around the world at
www.wfmt.com

Great station, varied programming, only a few manageable commercials that are actually just read, none of the prerecorded commercials with silly sounds and all.

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Probably the coolest online radio is Pandora.

www.pandora.com

If you haven't tried it, definitely check it out!


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Kreisler - Thanks! What a find -- Pandora is fabulous.


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Probably the coolest online radio is Pandora.

www.pandora.com

If you haven't tried it, definitely check it out!
"Dear Pandora Visitor,

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative."

Oh, well!

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[b] Probably the coolest online radio is Pandora.

www.pandora.com

If you haven't tried it, definitely check it out!
"Dear Pandora Visitor,

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative."

Oh, well!

Regards, [/b]
If you are interested in visiting the website, I happen to know a trick or two to achieve this. The site verifies that you're outside the US using your IP address, so what you can do is channel the site through a proxy. This can be done in 2 ways, the easiest would be using a proxy site, and the other would be using software called "Http Tunnel" or any other smilar software.
I've made this link for you, which will allow you to access the site using the proxy site "www.youtubeproxy.co.uk", in case it doesn't work, you can always manually visit the proxy site, and type the address of the website you'd like to visit in the designated box.

Here's the link : http://www.youtubeproxy.co.uk/index.php?a=d3d3LnBhbmRvcmEuY29t

I hope this is of help


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Here in Portland, Or. we are fortunate to have KBPS, 89.9, Classical music all day long. It has no commercials, and is paid for by contributions from the listening public and several generous donors.

I have an intercom system in my house and can hear wonderful music from KBPS in every room--except that recently I have been picking up crackling noises, so will have to find someone to service the system. Gaby Tu

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Does anybody know of a good classical station around the chicago-land area?

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Chopins composer of the week this week i think on radio 3 for those of you who have it


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