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Classical back in Miami..

Postby rvalder » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:18 am

During the past few years, a couple of Miami radio moments occurred that were really hard to swallow.. First, WTMI 93.1 classical radio went off the air some 5 years ago (although WTMI.com still points to a Beethoven.com site in Connecticut). Then last month, Christian radio station WMCU 89.7 went off the air...

I would still like to have more Christ on the airwaves, but if I can't have that, then having 89.7 FM go to a classical format is the next best thing.

OK Miami, lets show American Public Media that classical has worked here before, and will do so again!!
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby Shapley » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:34 pm

Hello, RValder. Welcome to the B.com BB!

V/R
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby treebeau » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:35 pm

I loved WTMI.

Reminiscences:
Morning With Martin
KM in the AM
Ken Till 10
Driving to work with Sousa marches.
Going to sleep to "Nocturne".
Adventures in Good Music.

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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby barfle » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:21 pm

If there is anything constant about the broadcast business, it's change.

Los Angeles lost their classical station, then their jazz station changed to classical. Deecee lost their classical station, and the best we have is NPR unless we can get a stream.
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby ai4i » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:25 am

I have been trying to access this board for several months now and thought it had gone the way of the dinosaur. Now I see that it was given a bigtime makeover and obsoleted all my link shortcuts.

We were all hoping that APMG would aquire the WTMI callsign and with it, bring a lot of good will to the new station. Alas, they went with WKCP :(

Heated debates are raging on several discussion boards regarding the demise of WMCU, the Christian music station of thirty seven years. My response on several follows:

The great JS Bach signed all his manuscripts with "Soli Deo Gloria", Grace Only Unto God. I refer all attendees to some of the most spiritual music their is:
Mass in B minor, by JS Bach
Resurection Symphony, by Gustav Mahler
Requiem Mass, by Gabriel Faure
And for those of you not into "super oldies", a more recent "must hear" piece is
Ecce Cor Meum, Interlude, by Sir Paul McCartney


And, even though it was I and not the Beethoven board who went away, I still feel like welcoming you all back...now, I will get to correcting my shortcuts!
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby ai4i » Wed May 07, 2008 7:53 am

treebeau wrote:I loved WTMI.
Reminiscences: Morning With Martin, KM in the AM,
Ken Till 10, Driving to work with Sousa marches...
Regards, Tim B. former Miami resident of 18 years.

I believe Mr Martin is currently the main production voice @ this place.
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby piqaboo » Wed May 07, 2008 11:19 am

Welcome back, ai4i. For he who was lost, is found, eh?
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby ai4i » Thu May 08, 2008 7:52 am

barfle wrote:If there is anything constant about the broadcast business, it's change.
Los Angeles lost their classical station, then their jazz station changed to classical. Deecee lost their classical station :yuk:

And the morning guy from DC is now the morning guy here.

piqaboo wrote:Welcome back, ai4i. For he who was lost, is found, eh?

Look at the date on my "rediscovery" message.
Thanks for the kind words, anyway.
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby piqaboo » Thu May 08, 2008 8:55 am

ai4i wrote:
piqaboo wrote:Welcome back, ai4i. For he who was lost, is found, eh?

Look at the date on my "rediscovery" message.
Thanks for the kind words, anyway.


Nov 07, may 08 - what'sa big deal, then? :wink:
looks like no one saw the post back then.
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby analog » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:10 pm

On a recent trip to Miami (first week in May) I was delighted to find a classical station once again broadcasting in the FM band.

Seems it was 89.7 but i forgot to remember -

ai4i - is it still there?
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Re: Classical back in Miami..

Postby ai4i » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:30 pm

analog wrote:...i forgot to remember -
ai4i - is it still there?

I like that, you forgot to remember!
Yeah, and you can also listen to them here.
They are a localized version of Classical 24 from Minnesota Public Radio, a service of the American Public Media Group.
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