Catching Up

Hello to all.  I’ve been away for a while.  Many of you know that I lost my husband of 40 years suddenly and unexpectedly at the end of July.  Thank you for your notes and condolences. In Boston, longtime classical broadcaster David MacNeill has passed away at age 80.  MacNeill worked at classical WCRB for 57 years, including many years as the voice of the Boston Pops from Boston and from Tanglewood.  There’s more from the Framingham MA paper here, and an obituary here. ____________ A cautionary tale about maintaining your records: … Continue Reading

AMPPR in NYC, and Some Bits of News

Great news from David Duff, President of the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio: 

This year’s MPC will be in New York City, in the Greene Performance Space at WNYC/WQXR. Dates for the conference will be April 21-23, 2010.

We’ll be reducing the registration fee this year to assist stations affected by the economy (aren’t we all?). Exact amount will be set soon.

Conference hotel will be the Four Points Soho, with a nightly rate of $179.

We will keep you posted as the agenda develops. 

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Boston — A Work in Progress

Thanks, Richard for your comment about Boston.  The changes at WGBH/WCRB are not making Bostonians ecstatic yet, but the new station is a public station, so I hope members of the public will keep weighing in until they get what they want.  To that end, there is a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 5th, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Old South Church in Copley Square.  You can read more about it here.

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Bravo, Boston! Here’s the Whole Press Release

Public media leader WGBH to acquire WCRB Radio

Will preserve and strengthen classical music service for region

Boston, MA — Public service broadcaster WGBH today announced plans to acquire New England’s leading all-classical music station WCRB 99.5fm from Nassau Broadcasting Partners of New Jersey. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed pending filing with the FCC.

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