This whole thing is outrageous! I didn't even know anything about this till after the crime had been committed. On new year's eve my friend told me he had heard about a "new" radio station that played only "techno" style music. I was interested- until he tuned in to 93.1 FM. I looked twice to make sure. I even went to my car and pressed my preset for WTMI just to make certain this wasn't so.<P> I am very disappointed, sad and even angry. WTMI was unique. I like the fast-paced, energetic contemporary music as much as anyone else. But, there is a time for everything, and anyone with a little bit of sense will agree that it's definitely, without a doubt, not worth losing our only (but by no means lacking) classical and instrumental music station to yet another dance music station.<P> I was never much into the happenings on the station. But, whenever I wanted to hear something different and inspiring I would turn to WTMI. I often listening to WTMI while on my way to High School in the mornings. My mother usually drove me there, and I had her radio preset to certain stations, including WTMI. And after that, I listened to WTMI often whenever I was driving myself.<P> WTMI played an interesting variety of classical music. Apart from the grand and famous Mozart and Beethoven, I remember hearing Yodeling music, which I had never really heard before, the patriotic Star Spangled banner (how often do you hear that on the radio these days?), and even some of my favorite Star Trek instrumental pieces.<P> I appreciate what Beethoven.com is trying to do, but it just isn't the same. I use a Macintosh, and I'm really not a fan of RealPlayer and I won't touch anything Microsoft. But, more important than that is that although I also listen to radio at home, I listen to it a lot while driving, and I can't get Beethoven.com music on my car radio. (maybe this is a good reason to subscribe to Satellite radio). In fact, I've been listening to CDs much more lately, while WTMI has remained one of the few stations that I still listened to frequently.<P> This is unbelievable! I am not happy, and I want to make it known! Do any of you think it would be possible to organize some kind of massive letter-writing campaign or a public demonstration of some sort? This would seem the best forum to organize such a protest.
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