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Another endearing quality of WFMU is that their broadband MP3 feed is pretty damn good quality. Much 
better than most radio station streams. And another thing is that most of their vinyl plays back 
well, indicating they take care of it. My main beef with them, based on maybe 100 hours total 
listening over the years is that they are overly "ecclectic," like they make it a point to only play 
obscure and weird stuff. I think that material is much easier digested if it's interspersed with 
more familiar/mainstream stuff. But when they get on a good tangent, it's like a good Pandora 
session, they introduce me to all sorts of good stuff I didn't know about.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Charuza" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:52 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Behind the scenes of the WFMU record library


> As a fan of the station I found it a pretty interesting look behind the
> scenes of the station. I always wondered what that record library would look
> like. Its pretty huge, though it is likely many people on this list have one
> equally commanding! Probably more so, since they don't have much in the way
> of 78's. and beyond. No glass records which has been all the talk lately ;)
>
>  In my book they certainly earn their keep with rarities and one offs. I
> know most of the DJ's are perpetually crate and basement digging. where ever
> they can get their paws into. Antique Phonograph Hour seems like it'd be
> much appreciated by this board. Where they play cylinders live on air. Its
> all in all an interesting collection of characters and music. Be sure the
> check out their music archives too. Its really impressive.
>
>
> http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/05/wfmus-record-library-stars-in-new-video.html
>
> Peter
>