[JPL] WMOT goes classical

Bobby Jackson ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 8 10:15:40 EST 2011


And the slow blood letting continues.  Did anyone hear about Norway pulling the plug on FM by 2017?

Bobby Jackson
THE JAZZ MIND
ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net



On Feb 8, 2011, at 8:41 AM, Bradley Stone wrote:

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> Aloha, Lloyd,
> sorry to hear more bad news about loss of jazz on the radio.
> 
> Brad
> 
> 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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