Wednesday, February 29, 2012


This is a personal and regional note but reflects the "radio biz"...if a station cannot turn a profit, then its survival is questionable. The arts do suffer. KXTR [Kansas City, Missouri] began broadcasting about 47 years ago. I used to listen to it on a palm-sized, battery run portable FM radio on my way to undergraduate life. Things have changed over the years: Records on turntables to computer files; a sweet signal on the FM band to a low power spot on the far end of the AM band. Death was expected. I understand that the entire music library will be donated to KANU [University of Kansas]. And the very best to old friend Patrick Neas...a champion of the arts.

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