2 thoughts on “Changes Coming to NY’s Classical Music Station, WQXR

  1. Timothy Moe says:

    As a professional church musician, who is ‘classically’ trained, I find the decision by WQXR to only air music that is ‘less challenging’, distressing. The fact that they will no longer air sacred choral music is especially difficult to take, since what we know as ‘classical’ music, has its roots in the sacred choral tradition. An entire spectrum of music is eliminated from broadcasting. I believe that music has the power to transform lives and foster personal growth. It can challenge us to move beyond where we are to places we may never have imagined. It is very easy to stay within our listening ‘comfort zones’, but the formal variety of classical music can open up entirely new worlds. It speaks favorably of WDAV, that you continue to uphold high standards, and offer true variety in your programming. Thank you for the wonderful work you do!

  2. Lisa Gray says:

    And there’s more on this front. Today (10/6/09), KFUO, the 61-year-old classical music station of St. Louis has been sold for $18 million. Read more about that transaction and the politics behind it at http://tiny.cc/UrfXF.

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