We had a commercial classical station for a few years, but it suffered from Takeoveritis and died. Its format was rather like BR. and it was very nice to listen to, even allowing for the ads.<P>Our publicly-funded "classical" station covers quite a number of fields, including jazz, and, would you believe it, pop (of all sorts). The pop has more or less emphasised history, so has some sort of intellectual content. It's a very good station, but it doesn't broadcast on the web. If it did, I would never have found BR.<P>I don't agree that lovers of classical music are well-heeled either. We tended to be, or at least had reasonable expectations in that direction (university students) but in these days when new wealth depends only on ability to sell, you get all types in the rich list.<P>We have 27 radio stations in this town, most of them playing Today's Top Ten, or something like that, so somebody's making money. There are only 1 million of us in the greater Auckland region. Perhaps we're just getting fleeced. :confused:
We have no money; we must use our brains. -Ernest Rutherford.