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Classical Notes: March 20, 2007 Archive

In DC, music incites the savage breast

Posted at 12:18 PM on March 20, 2007 by Don Lee

In case you missed the news, Washington public radio station WETA-FM is once again broadcasting classical music. The station moved to an all-talk format two years ago, but brought back classical in late January after DC's longtime commercial classical mainstay, WGMS, was sold and became a classic rock station.

On its blog, WETA invited listeners to comment on the transition. I hadn't checked it for a few weeks, but some e-mail yesterday prompted me to go back to see what's up.

In the two months since the change there have been hundreds of posts on the blog, with news and classical partisans tossing more than a few bombs back and forth. There's also been occasional sniping within the classical ranks. It makes pretty interesting reading.

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