Film crew on location at the MuseumsQuartier
Dreaming of a White Christmas
and Christmas Music
For many many years I've enjoyed
the beautiful seasonal music programms of
"Washington's Classical Music Station",
WGMS at FM 104.1
and, thanks to the web,
I'm able to continue to listen to the music and to the voices
of Diane Hollander, John Chester, James Bartel, Renee Chaney, Chip Brienza, Bill Day, Art Gliner, Andrew Mitchell and Hillary Howard (I do miss Dennis Owens, "The Voice", who for so long brightened my early mornings with his knowledge, wit and his great voice, - besides, he knew his German and Italian! -, wherever he is, I hope he enjoys finally being able to sleep in!).
So it is with great sadness that I hear that this wonderful radio station has been sold to the owner of the "Washington Redskins". Soon the programming will switch from classics to sports. WGMS was the last station in the immediate Washington area that offered classical music after the Washington Public Radio station ceased its music programms and went to an all news format.
Today, I read that hope is on the horizon for Washington music lovers:
The Washington Post reports that "Public broadcaster WETA (90.9 FM) is considering dumping its news-and-talk programming and returning to being a classical broadcaster if the music dies on WGMS, WETA's management said yesterday." You go, Dan DeVany!
Connection to "Vienna for Beginner's"? It is so much easier to get adjusted to a new home if you can carry on a love affair from your old one! :-)
Plus: Dennis Owens always remembered Mozart's birthday!
Thanky you, Dennis.
Right now I'm listening to Kathleen Battle,
"O Come All Ye Faithful".
Isn't the web a wonderful tool?