The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 May 2004

Al fine

If you live near a commercial classical music station — well, never mind, you probably don't. There are very few of them left, even in the largest cities.

And now there's going to be one fewer. KRTS in Houston is selling out: Radio One, which owns two other stations in the area, is paying $72.5 million to make it three.

If I've counted correctly, this leaves one commercial classical station in Texas: WRR in Dallas. (The last one of note in Oklahoma was KCMA, licensed to Okmulgee but based in Tulsa, which after four years of so-so business switched to "soft oldies" in 2001, a format which by all accounts is doing so-so business.)

Posted at 7:28 PM to Overmodulation