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Re: Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes

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Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 11 Jul 2006 22:36:35 -0400

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How do these stations afford to pay the yearly royalties to ASCAP and BMI? Very curious -- and sure 
wish there was one in this neck of the woods!

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes


I'm a community volunteer radio programmer on WCBN-FM 88.3 in Ann Arbor,
based out of the University of Michigan. Many might feel that this is "there
for the grace of God go I" type radio, but I have been on community radio,
off and on, for a period of nearly 28 years - I was on WAIF-FM Cincinnati
for many years before I joined WCBN.

If you show up, have a broadcast license and can operate the gear, then they
don't worry about what you play, as long as there's no foul language.
Musically you can play practically anything. We do play a lot of classical
music on the station, it takes up roughly half of my bi-weekly three-hour
program, and others will even mix it in with the pop, jazz and other things
that they play.

My program is on the web, and I have listeners both locally and abroad. I
get fan email from places like Taiwan and Scotland.

David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
1168 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734 887 8145

My life is the clearest proof that if you have talent, determination and
luck, you will make it in the end: Never Give Up. - Sir Georg Solti

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Roger and Allison Kulp
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 3:08 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes

Dave,I find this facinating.As one of those with "limited interest",the
classical record(ing)s I listen to were mostly done,between 1925,and
1965.Classical radio,a dying sector of the broadcast market,itself a dying
industry,thanks to web downloads, tends to forget there were even recordings
made,before the mid 80s,or so.So how do you get away with playing stuff like
mono Mercury ? (Many of which,I prefer to the stereos... the heresey! )
   I do not own a car,so I have often had to carry my thrift shop/flea
market purchases with me,when I go from digging for vinyl/shellac,to the
supermarket,etc. .)On one such occasion,I ran into the morning guy,since
canned/"retired",from the local classical station.He started a
conversation,and confirmed my suspicions,that the corporate owners of the
station,refused to allow any pre-digital recordings to be played,because
they said it was bad for ratings,and it was an unstated policy,to
program/push new recordings.Something about they weren't there to expose
people to the best recordings/performances,just to provide pleasant
background music,to keep the sponsors happy.
   So how do you pull this off ?
    Roger Kulp

David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  Dave Lewis:

Well, I may represent the "limited interest" faction, but I was certainly
waiting to see certain Hanson recordings come along - mainly Griffes' Kubla
Khan, the Loeffler and Sessions' "Black Maskers." To this day, I keep a reel
tape version on hand of "Maskers" just so if I want to program it on my
radio show, I can make a transfer. I would have thought these things,
although monaurally recorded, considerable to make the "cut," but umusic, I
guess, knows better than me, a mere consumer and (god forbid!) critic.
David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide

My life is the clearest proof that if you have talent, determination and
luck, you will make it in the end: Never Give Up. - Sir Georg Solti





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