Letter: Thank you, Bruce Seely, for enriching my life

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  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 28, 2017 10:43 a.m.

    I agree with the letter writer, Classical 89 will be sorely missed on the radio dial.

  • MTerry SANDY, UT
    Nov. 27, 2017 4:27 p.m.

    Agreed. As I've mentioned in previous comments, Classical 89's website states that its "...purpose is to expand BYU's public reach as an agent of good by (1) engaging the public in ennobling experiences that are traditionally associated with classical music masterpieces, (2) showcasing the university's commitment to worthy art and helpful ideas, and (3) encouraging intellectual, spiritual, and physical growth and improvement." Apparently these objectives are no longer of primary importance to BYU in its radio format. On BYU Brodcasting's recent posting about Classical 89's demise, they state that classical music is "going away" in favor of the new format. It's like they're giving it the boot, as if it were an undesirable, unwanted vermin.

    "Classical 89 has over 110,000 listeners" along the Wasatch Front, as mentioned on its webpage...no small amount considering the size of the marketplace it serves and the dedication and love these listeners have for classical music.

    BYU, please reconsider this drastic format change and the diminishing effect it will have on the exposure of our youth and others of all ages to the beauty, inspiration and peace offered by classical music.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 27, 2017 9:34 a.m.

    I am not privy to the factors leading BYU to discontinue Classical 89, but it is a serious blow to cultural Utah. The benefits of not having readily available classical music must have been very compelling. If Classical 89 listeners failed to support the station financially then we are also to blame.

  • Freiheit Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 27, 2017 6:54 a.m.

    Well said.