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SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2013 ----  Hyatt Regency ATLANTA
The Content Conversation Continues

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Tuesday, September 17 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Commercial Classical is Dead: Long Live Commercial Classical

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Commercial classical is almost extinct and public classical stations are in the ascendant. It is a more sustainable funding model, but what about the programming? Some that have always been non- profit may lull themselves into thinking that the decline of commercial classical is an automatic endorsement of the way they are programming. But is it? Join us as we explore classical programming orthodoxies and reconcile them with the best programming practices of formerly commercial classical stations. You’ll learn what they are still doing and why. You’ll also walk away with a list of questions to ask yourself so you can better define what you do and why you do it.

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Matt Abramovitz

Program Director, WQXR
Matt Abramovitz is program director at WQXR and responsible for everything that happens on the air. On any given day, he works with the staff on the daily playlists, hosting, production pieces and specialty shows. Matt caught the broadcasting bug as a high school intern at WBGO in Newark, New Jersey. After managing his college station and taking a slight detour through a history doctoral program, he returned to radio... Read More →
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Bryan Lowe

Program Director, KING-FM
Bryan Lowe has served as program director of Classical KING FM 98.1 since 2005.  Before coming to KING FM in 1979 as an on-air host, Lowe worked at commercials stations in the rock, country, jazz and easy listening formats.  In addition to his work at KING FM as an announcer, Lowe served as concert broadcast host for Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and others... Read More →
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Bill Lueth

President KDFC–SF and Vice President, USC Radio-LA, KDFC/KUSC
Bill Lueth is president, KDFC–SF and vice president, USC Radio-LA at KDFC/KUSC. Lueth is a former announcer/PD/ops guy, and one of at least 25 people who claim to have reinvented classical radio.  He was the morning host and program director at Classical KDFC when it became the #1 music station in San Francisco in 1999 and 2000. He started in public radio as a classical host and PD at KUCV–Lincoln... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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