[JPL] WMOT goes classical
stonebradley1 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 08:41:21 EST 2011
sorry to hear more bad news about loss of jazz on the radio.
On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Lloyd Townsend, Jr. <
jazz at imaginaryrecords.com> wrote:
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> With only a few days' notice, WMOT Murfreesboro/Nashville, for 30+ years a
> full-time jazz broadcaster (recently, they'd added a few hours of news/talk
> morning and evening drive) has dropped daytime jazz programming and gone
> classical. They'll keep a couple hours a day of locally-programmed jazz,
> and Bob Parlocha overnights.
> "...to fill the void of daytime classical music on traditional FM in Middle
> Tennessee..." is the excuse/reason they came up with -- so I guess we can
> "blame" local NPR affiliate WPLN for their dastardly dumping of daytime
> classical programming last year in favor of news/talk for WMOT's decision.
> Middle Tennessee's jazz community is in shock, and will be in mourning for
> a long time to come.
> Lloyd Townsend
> Prop., Imaginary Records
> Nashville, TN
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