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Staff Reductions at WQED in Pittsburgh

From the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette: Citing an increased challenge to finance 24/7 classical music on a public radio station, WQED Multimedia announced Wednesday it will be trimming locally hosted FM 89.3 weekday broadcasts and letting go two staff members… Changes beginning March 1 will clip at least two hours off the daily shows hosted by artistic […]

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More on KDB

Having gotten my first attempt at this completely wrong, here’s more up-to-date and accurate info about the disposition of KDB in Santa Barbara.  From Ben Mook at Current: Under a deal announced Tuesday, KCRW will buy 93.7 KDB-FM, a commercial classical station for 88 years, but will not broadcast on the frequency. Instead, all-classical KUSC will […]

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Classical Losses, West and East – UPDATE

Update to my reporting on KDB.  From Tom Thomas of SRG (I’ve repeated this from the comments): This report about Santa Barbara muddles an admittedly confusing story. There will continue to be full-time classical music on KDB. Classical KUSC is taking over the programming on KDB’s current frequency, 93.7. KCRW will take over the programming on […]

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Free Downloads From VPR

Got a note this morning from Vermont Public Radio about a unique collaboration Vermont Public Radio’s classical music service is doing with a local ensemble to get classical music into the hands of new audiences. For the second year, VPR Classical and Burlington Ensemble have worked together to produce high-quality classical recordings for free download by the […]

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