Saturday, February 26

WETA-FM, an NPR affiliate in Washington DC, is dropping most of its classical music format and switching to news-talk. According to an article in the Washington Times, "In the past five years, between 40 and 50 stations that once featured a mix of classical music and news either dropped it or sharply reduced the amount the amount they play."

Fortunately, DC hasn't been totally deserted. (Can you imagine the world-wide ripple effect if the only thing available in the seat of US government were to be talk-radio, hip-hop, and "classic" rock!!!) They still have the great WGMS, a tasteful commercially-supported classical station (and which is available as a free online stream).

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