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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby jamiebk » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:23 am

well....sadly, I suppose someone will have to stick a fork in this topic after August 28th. :cry:
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:26 am

jamiebk wrote:well....sadly, I suppose someone will have to stick a fork in this topic after August 28th. :cry:


What is wrong with the management at B.com.
Why are they doing this to the paying subscribers?

I guess the IT team will need to change the logo of "The World's Classical Radio Station" after August 28
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby jamiebk » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:55 am

GREAT NEWS! Apparently, they are going to keep the subscription service at $10.00 per month. If I understood Nicole correctly, those of us with a prepaid subscription will just continue on. I am not sure if we will get "live" broadcasts etc with Nicole or Sir Stew hosting, but at lease we'll continue to get the great "mix" of music that we've all come to love. The banner at the B.com main screen didn't mention a prepay option...I hope that we won't have to do it monthly. In any event, it's good news to us long time and loyal listeners and I am happy for Nicole Marie.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:18 am

Excellent. I've kept hoping they'd find a way to keep us available.

I'm not sure how much it costs to broadcast over the net. I would hope they could find enough of us paying customers to justify the cost, even if they have to lose the free stream. I know the free stream helps people find them, so it may be harder to expand the base.
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:29 am

YES!
B.com is planning to keep the Subscription Service.
GREAT NEWS.
We need to get more people subscribers.
My parents have always listened tothe free stream.
I explained the situation and they are signing up later this afternoon!

CALL TO ARMS!!!

I am contacting my Classical Music buddies and asking them to sign up!
We our combined efforts, we should be able to get more subscriber listeners to ensure
the B.com Stream is kept alive!!!


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Postby Shapley » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:16 pm

I can't quite get the hang of this Finding Nemo soundtrack. It just seems out of place here on B.com. Too jazzy and big-bandish to be classical, in my humble opinion.
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:37 am

Gotta love What's Opera, Doc?...actually just watched that last night - hilarious that NM is playing it today!

Shapely - that wasn't Finding Nemo yesterday...I remember seeing it, but the music wasn't right...
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Shapley » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:00 pm

I didn't see the film, but that's the second time I've heard them play that. I thought is was listed as Finding Nemo the other time, as well, but my memory isn't as good as it once was, at least as far as I can remember how it once was...
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:26 pm

At least the other day it was mis-labeled...don't remember anything jazzy in Finding Nemo - more watery sounding.... Will have to actually request it to see... :wink:
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:10 am

Thanks to whoever for requesting Braveheart music this morning - one of my favorite soundtracks! Nice birthday present for me! :D
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Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:12 am

and now Shakespeare in Love - not sure we hear this soundtrack much, but I recognized it right away. Really loved that movie! OK, gotta stop commenting here and get back to work!!
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Shapley » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:39 am

Happy Birthday!
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:35 am

Thanks Shap! Interestingly, I went to buy lunch and there was a sign up to say Happy Birthday to the cashier - so we got to wish each other a happy birthday. :D
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:19 pm

Shap - it's about 2:20 eastern - this is Finding Nemo music.... just wish I could hum a few bars for you...
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Shapley » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:41 pm

Sorry, I was at lunch, and missed it.

I wonder if the Jazzy music could have been from Road to Perdition. I know it had a few jazzy numbers, but I don't recall now what those pieces sounded like.

I have the Road to Perdition soundtrack, but I''ve only listened to it a couple of times. I don't recall it having that much jazz music, but I could be mistaken.
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Sir Stewart » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:38 am

You'd be surprised how costly it is to broadcast 24/7 on the Internet. Other stations afford it by allowing only 25 to 50 online listeners at a time. Beethoven Radio allows thousands. The bandwidth is substantial and costly. Not to mention the huge royalty payments we make. We understand that we will lose a large number of fans who will not transition over to our subscription service. They will be missed greatly. I am sad that economic reality forces us to take this step, but when one ponders the alternatives, it could be worse. I'm listening to the subscription broadcast right now in my home studio, and the quality is fantastic. Come join us. Sir Stew :D
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Shapley » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:26 am

I"m enjoying the Mahler. Thanks, T/M!
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:40 am

Shapley wrote:I"m enjoying the Mahler. Thanks, T/M!


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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Shapley » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:52 am

Am I mistaken, or are we getting longer pieces and more complete works lately?

Is this due to a drop in requests since the free stream was dropped?

I like it. We seem to be getting more variety, and less overplay of the familar works. Thanks!
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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:17 pm

have not paid attention to that....
you could be right....

haven't heard ......... sssshhhhhh (Bolero or Peter and the Wolf) lately....

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