Hey hey readers, Good news from KERA-FM our local public radio station. They have announced that they will be starting a second radio station dedicated to music. See here for the details:
I wrote them the following:
This sounds exciting for both musicians and music lovers. I look forward to hearing it.
I also would like to suggest somethings that I hope programmers will consider.
1. Ask for advice from everyone before you set it up. Let this be a joint project with as many opinions as possible. The more people that help program it, the more people will listen to it.
2. Don't be TRENDY. PBS radio has a habit of sliding into trendiness over quality. IF and When others criticize you about not being cool enough, then you've done your job.
3. Don't limit the music to friends. Make sure that there is music from musicians that no one running the station knows personally. Don't turn it into only music from those you know. Having a limited radio clique really hurts the station.
4. Don't rule out music because its revolutionary, or its unique and one of a kind. Don't rule out music that challenges the status quo. Don't be provincial.
5. Instead of AAA's (Adult Album Alternative) limited selections, I'd just open it up to AMTG - All Music That's Good. Why segregate music?
I encourage all my readers that have thoughts on this new public radio station.
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