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Unsettling News from Naxos

Just a brief post here.  But something that flew under my radar a few weeks ago was this: Naxos Records and Pandora have reached a multi-year agreement under which Pandora can stream the entire Naxos catalog.  Pandora has been streaming classical music for years, but this new agreement, to my eyes, looks like a big […]

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Don’t Overestimate Your Audience

This will be a very brief post, and I hope it generates some discussion. One of the biggest mental hurdles I’ve overcome is overestimating my radio audience’s level of involvement in the world of classical music.  When I began in radio, I felt a lot of pressure to speak the language of those who were […]

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A New Year, Some New Jobs Open!

I hope everyone has had a safe and happy holiday season.  I just got back from a week-long visit to the in-laws in in Boulder, Colorado.  My out-of-shape ski legs toughed it out through a day at Winter Park, and my wife and I found out (thanks to some blue balloons put in a box […]

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An Exciting New Program – And How Stations Might Use It

One of the biggest of the “big picture” questions that classical radio stations and performing arts organizations struggle to answer is how we make classical music more accessible to people that perceive it as old-fashioned, washed-up, and stodgy.  One method is to focus on the music itself and try to make it easier to understand.  […]

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