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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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Colorado Public Radio Ends Colorado Symphony Broadcasts

In a decision that undoubtedly won’t sit well with a number of its listeners, Colorado Public Radio announced that it will no longer carry live or tape-delayed broadcasts of the Colorado Symphony, ending a 15 year partnership.  On the surface, this news looks like part of the trend in classical music broadcasting in which stations […]

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Revisiting the Mike Nichols Test

Today, the world learned of the passing of film and stage director Mike Nichols, known for many great things, among them his 1968 Best Director Oscar for “The Graduate.”  Mr. Nichols was also a radio personality – while in school at the University of Chicago in 1952, he became an announcer at WFMT, and was […]

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