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Nashville Loses Daytime Classical

As of today, residents of Nashville will no longer hear classical music on the radio during the day.  Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) is replacing its classical music from 9am-3pm with On Point, Fresh Air, Here and Now, and Talk of the Nation.

These programs previously aired at different times and on WPLN’s AM station. You can find more details of the programming changes and Nashville Public Radio’s program schedules here.

WPLN will air classical on an HD Radio channel. It will also keep classical music on its main channel in the evenings and overnight on a mix of local and syndicated programs and on some weekend shows (Harmonia, Saint Paul Sunday, and SymphonyCast). And it will continue to broadcast the Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera.

The schedule doesn’t indicate whether the classical programming on the secondary stream will be locally programmed and hosted or from a syndicated service such as Classical 24.

According to a story from WPLN about the programming change, WMOT, another public station in Nashville, could have added NPR talk programming. WPLN wanted to be the first to do so. WMOT airs jazz and is based at Middle Tennessee State University.

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2 Responses to Nashville Loses Daytime Classical

  1. faith September 11, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    where can classical music be found now?….this is horrendous. we do NOT need more talking heads telling us all day long what to think about everything!

  2. Marguerite Wildner September 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    I am very unhappy about the new WPLN programing, but must admit that the talk shows are much more interesting and informative than many others. I shall especially miss classical music while in my car. It’s regretable that now I must spend almost $100 for an HD radio when this money could have been used as a pledge to WPLN.

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