Is it Journalism? Classical Radio and the Arts Community

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is launching a new integrated media site called CSO Sounds and Stories, and in the subtitle of their press release they’re calling it “the first brand journalism site by a major American orchestra” (italics mine).  It’s basically an online music magazine, rich in audio (including the radio shows) and with unique content — a great place to hear the Chicago Symphony online, especially for non-Chicagoans. A thoughtful article by Chris Jones in the Chicago Tribune online claims that they shouldn’t call it “journalism” because it’s really p.r. “To the best of our knowledge … Continue Reading

Public Radio Music Month Offerings

April is Public Radio Music Month, and a number of stations are doing special live events to celebrate.  I’ve seen only two listed by classical stations so far, so if you’re doing events be sure to let us know. — April 8: WGUC, Cincinnati Public Radio, Cincinnati, OH – Broadcast of pianist Jonathan Biss with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra — April 27: KING-FM, Seattle, WA – Live performance and interview with cellist Joshua Roman on Sean MacLean’s exceptional show Northwest  Focus Live And not to be disrespectful of these efforts, but there’s a whole cadre of us out … Continue Reading

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