You guys know I like to plug my local classical music station, KQAC, online at All Classical, because I just think they are the most entertaining classical station I’ve ever listened to, and they’re independent, commercial-free, listener supported, and they get no funding from PBS, they are not affiliated in any way.
My favorite program is on Saturday afternoons, called “The Score” hosted by Edmund Stone, one of the many delightful hosts at the station. Edmund created this program, calling on his great knowledge of the film industry and film scores in particular. This program is so well-received it has just been syndicated and is going national! I was so excited when I heard that I ran to the kitchen to make some popcorn while I listened and went online to pledge support! They were having so much fun on the air I just had to join in. Not only is The Score going national, but it’s so popular it’s been expanded to Saturday AND Sunday. According to the newsletter it will air now at 2:00PM Pacific Time on Saturdays, with an earlier episode repeat at 2:00PM on Sundays. The Web site hasn’t been updated yet, but they did mention this on the air this afternoon as well.
Edmund is a genial funny host, and really does answer if you e-mail him with comments or suggestions on the program. He knows so much about the composers and films he makes it so entertaining to listen to. If you miss it live they archive programs online for two weeks so you can pull it up and listen later.
Well, they’re in their spring membership drive this week so naturally I re-upped during The Score this afternoon, and they read my little congratulatory comment on the air, so I got my 15 seconds of fame. Really, I am so thrilled that Edmund’s program has been picked up and will be so widely heard now. If you listen drop him a note and tell him how you like it. His e-mail is on the Web site and he gives it out over the air as well. I think next Saturday is going to be all music from Oscar winning movies, just in time for the Oscars on Sunday. So, pull up a chair, pop some popcorn and enjoy!
Oh, one last thing: Yay Edmund! You RAWK! 🙂