Monday, March 08, 2010

Listening to public radio

I love WRTI, a public radio station maintained by Temple University. Thank you, Temple. I put my money where my mouth is and paid my annual membership dues. I don't even mind when they have a pledge drive.

I listen to WRTI every time I am in the car, and have heard some lovely music and learned about more music previously not known to me. The also broadcast short pieces on astronomy which are really neat.

But when I turn on the radio, expecting music, and hear the humorless hectoring and pompous posturing of the Nag in Chief, it's like being slapped in the face with a wet fish.

Unpleasant.

By the way, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, WRTI will be playing the music of Samuel Barber in honor of his 100th birthday, which took place in West Chester, PA, not far from where I am now sitting.

4 comments:

John Salmon said...

I love WRTI as well, especially the jazz programming, although I enjoy the classical as well. (WRTI took on classical after WFLN went belly up, maybe 15 years ago). And of course, as a Temple grad, I feel compelled to support the stattion.

creakypavillion said...

You should have the Nag In Chief aware of your displeasure.
You're the paying public.

miriam said...

I consider my annual $120 contribution money well spent. WRTI is the only venue for classical music over the radio in our area.

The other public radio site is all yackety-yack.

creakypavillion said...

I'm not saying you shouldn't spend your money as you see fit, only that once you spent it - it's your right, as a consumer, to express your concern with undesirable direction the Hag in Chief takes the institution you support...

Hey, if all those big shots in corporate boards do it, why not you? I bet your contribution represents bigger percentage of your income then theirs - into the Companies they direct.