So sorry to hear about your station "disappearing" on you, but it's what the market will bear. It's a sad fact that while people seem to want and enjoy classical music on-air, not enough of them will support it, either through public radio membership, OR in large enough numbers for commercial vendors to sit up and take notice.<BR>On most public radio stations that still have classical music, it's the NEWS listeners who are actually paying the major share of what it costs to run the programming!<P>Classical music is, and always has been, for the few, not the masses. <P>Now, having said that, it's my job here at Beethoven radio to be first, and foremost, an entertainer. I can only hope I'm providing enjoyment in the form of some really great music, and playing what people REALLY WANT to hear. I try to do that by playing requests...it's the one way I can be sure people are getting what they really want. <P>On a side note, I worked with Obie Yadgar up in Milwaukee at WFMR...he was let go from that station, not "stolen"! His style is/was very much the "old-school"...very stiff and pompous-sounding. Wonder if he was any different in Chocago...<P>-john-
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