Yet More Radio Shifting.

WGMS isn’t classical anymore. At 3pm today they became George 104, which is candidly described as a steaming pile of shit in musical form. It’s “70’s and 80’s and whatever we feel like.” Think of it as Disco Stu’s iPod on shuffle. Yeah, I know, you just threw up in your mouth. They fired all the on-air personalities this afternoon, and they’ve donated their entire music library to WETA, who will ditch all of their NPR programming in exchange for classical music.

So much for the excellent Intersection program, made entirely of local content (think DCist + Metroblogging DC + Radio = Magically Delicious), which is apparently heading for the refuse pile, along with other local content. If you’re interested in NPR content (which I was rather enjoying) you’re going to be stuck depending on the unreliable, scandal-ridden WAMU.

Thanks a lot, Bonneville, for running off some great local content.

7 Comments so far

  1. Stacey (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

    Had to drive around tonight so I tried it out. This is it. I’m getting XM.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

    Yeah, I’m going to all XM all the time now.

  3. carter haruka (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

    yuck Why The Heck Did Boneville Blow Up A Good Clasical Station, For That Rancid Pile Of well Dog Poo.

  4. David (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 7:02 am

    I like classical music (and I hink there was a comment when this first came around that we all did too)… however, having WETA on the snooze/wake-up station. Unless you have Shoshtakovich blasting the Firebird Suite at 6am, you’re not rousting me out of bed. I had to fumble with the radio to get WAMU for the NPR programming. Luckily, my father got us XM for Chirstmas and I already wired it up in the house… I just wished he got the one with the alrm clock!

    Bummer… it was almost like as if they ran WHFS out of town in it’s prime (this would have been the late 1980s early 1990s I speak of.. not the rancid pile of crap it became in the mid 1990s)… makes me more of a Steelers fan and Eagles fan than a Redskins fan… Thank you Mr Snyder!

  5. Max (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 7:07 am

    Sirius! Sirius!

  6. Tiffany (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 9:28 am

    Sirius is also an excellent choice, particularly if you want NFL and Howard Stern, and far superior to FM Radio. XM, however, is based right here in the District, making them the local favorite.

    I totally dig listening to the XM DJs talking about this great show they went to at the 930 the night before.

  7. shelley (unregistered) on January 24th, 2007 @ 9:16 am

    wamu’s reception is horrible where im at. thank god for podcasts. luckily most of the npr and bbc material can be downloaded. now i just have to buy a converter for my car radio

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