WRAS is highjacked public radio.
Having relocated to the Atlanta area one year ago from California, I was shocked to find that the local public radio was basically hi-jacked twice daily by classical music, not to mention, that woman’s voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard, and it does tend to set me off in a negative mood. THANKFULLY, I have recently discovered GPB…88.5 (I believe), which is actual PUBLIC RADIO, with all of my favorite NPR hosts and programs. Switch on over!
Thank you, Wesleywhatwhat! I cannot stand that old crone's awful voice! Whenever I accidentally hear it, I become instantly and inexplicably furious. She sounds like the geriatric love child of Jimmy Stewart and a Parkinson's-era Katharine Hepburn.
I 100% agree with this article. After having lived in multiple other cities, WABE's programming is extremely weak. I have supported WABE, but I am considering withdrawing my support because the lack of NPR programming.
It's 2013. Get a smart phone. You can listen to any NPR program you want. Connect to you car speakers through aux in. It's free.
Well why does Georgia Charter Schools Inc DBA Kennesaw Charter School now have have $300,000 law suit. If I read it correctly their former landlord has sued them for breaking its lease and not making repairs to their former building. Look it up in Cobb County records. Many questions need to be asked about how these schools use our State of Georgia and Cobb County dollars.
ugh. when i hear the voice of lois reitzes, i think "old biddy with throat polyps".
maybe that's cruel to say but it's true.
i'm sure she's a lovely lady but her voice shouldn't be on the radio unless she's playing the part of katherine hepburn on her deathbed
i'm a delivery driver, and i don't know what i would do without lois reitzes and john lemley in the late morning and early afternoon. the music, interspersed with educational segments about atlanta's history and local events, is an oasis of peace and time for reflection in a world filled with a constant barrage of noise. my job is very high-stress, and it's a relief to be able to get back in the car on a run and hear something that doesn't involve people yakking for hours at a time, loud annoying commercials, and the same 200 songs played over and over and over again.
i would not mind an hour or two of additional programming at the end of each day— but don't get rid of reitzes and lemley during the day. there are a lot of people out there like me who need their help getting through every day.
The more classical programming there is on WABE, the better. We have enough talk on radio as it is. Those who want to reduce the amount of classical programming on WABE simply do not know how to appreciate it. This music will never be "antiquated".
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I love hearing commercials on NPR because it means tax dollars could be saved by defunding NPR - which in reality it does not need.
NPR can do just fine on it's own. I love the classicals and jazz on NPR though!
As a professional musician (performer and teacher) I'm a shift worker. I'm rarely awake before NPR is turned off, and I'm teaching lessons when it's briefly turned back on. I do get to hear an hour or two on Saturday, and however much of Sunday I can get (if other things don't get in my way) but during the weekdays, nada. I have to use the Internet to get NPR during my available listening hours, and I have no choice because WABE prevents anyone else from offering NPR. I'm always happy to leave Atlanta and get to where NPR is, which is pretty much anywhere else.
Thank you for that brilliant and honest review of KSU.
I am an innocent, Senior Citizen whose reputation is being maligned by these bullies. Yes, bullies! What a disappointment they are. Some of these so-called Professors and Deans think they are omnipotent. They won't even stop at harming Senior Citizens. THEY SPEAK WITH FORKED TONGUES. How would they like this to happen to their mother, their sister, their daughter, their grandmother, their relatives?
A wise man once told me "If you want to play with the 'big boys'---you have to think like the 'big boys'." That statement makes me want to vomit but it's true.
Don't wonder what is wrong with our youth today---just look at who teaches them and they get away with it. Some Professors and Deans at KSU are totally rude, judgmental, lack diplomacy, insensitive, and incompetent.
A man came 2000 years ago and gave up HIS LIFE to stop this corruption. I believe in that man. THEY WON'T WIN THIS ONE!
Why should Orkin have to pay for house that was already rotten and beset by bug damage? My mom waited for 13 years before she called an exterminator and the damage done by those little critters in that time we waited was extensive. The damage was our fault, not the exterminators.
EVERYONE i know who listems to 90.1 changes the channel or turns off the radio at 9:00 am.
I do keep it tuned in on occasions when classical music is playing (and Lois Reitzes' voice , but I've always found it frustrating that they have such a large block of it during the day...as well as late night.
Musically, I think the jazz that is played on weekend nights should be expanded during the week. I would also like to hear more news/talk during the day.
As far as original programs go, I personally don't care very much either way. The reason for this is that I download all mine as podcasts and listen to them at my own convenience anyway.
Why can't we have two separate stations like Charlotte has? They have a completely separate classical music station (WDAV) and a news station (WFAE)
Israel boast they control America but don't forget, they have Hamas to contend with.
Hamas is fuelling the regions problems and need to be identified.
That they aren't is an indictment of where 90% of Israeli/Palestine problems lie.
Yeah, lets get rid of that classical music. There are SO MANY other stations in Atlanta that play classical. We need MORE rock, oldies,country and rap stations.
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