Remembrance: Michael Cimbala, violinist with the Charlotte Symphony

POSTED 8/23/09 — Mr. Michael Cimbala, 60, of Charlotte, died August 17, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center Main, after a sudden illness. Michael was a violinist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for 35 years and a member of the American Federation of Musicians. Music was more than a profession to him, it was a calling.

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WDAV Announces New Hires, Focuses on Multi-Media

August 7, 2009 – WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio today announced two new staff appointments aimed at strengthening the station’s use of multi-media to engage new listeners. Lisa V. Gray has joined WDAV as Director of Marketing & Communications, and Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr has been hired as the station’s first multi-media producer.

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Drive Time Radio

POSTED 8/4/09 ON BEHALF OF JOHN SYME
In my six weeks of drive time across the United States of America this summer, geography was not the only thing I covered. I was all over the musical map, too: rock’n’roll (of course); country (unavoidable, and fine by me—most days); jazz (for short periods); classical (not available in some states); get-it-on blues (void where prohibited); pop (exact definition depends on the town; I heard some fine nouveau-California-pop songs in San Diego that I haven’t heard before or since); and that egregious call-in show with easy-listenin’, lovey-dovey “Delilah” (you can run but you can’t hide). Okay, there was no rap or hip-hop on any of my playlists or stations, so I guess I wasn’t all over the musical map. So sue me. Stuff works my nerves.

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