the classical beaver is a fan of classical radio. (shocker, i know.) morning, noon, or night, portland‘s own 89.9 fm is always there to give the beav its fix when it’s outside the schnitz. well, prepare yourself: fall pledge drive is going on right this very minute, and since top 10 lists are clinically proven to dramatically increase motivation, here’s one focused on why smart and compassionate people donate to all classical:
#10 – ed goldberg personally delivers a weekly dose of stephen foster tunes right to my cochlea, and for that, i am extremely grateful.
#9 – if you listen religiously to harmonia on sunday mornings like i do, it’s not a donation to the station – it’s a tithe.
#8 – you get to eavesdrop on christa wessel laugh about her latest roadtrip across eastern oregon.
#7 – no horrible commercials. nada. nope, not one. never.
#6 – i’m still thinking about rossini’s william tell dance music from over a year ago and that maurice ravel number from last night. wowee ~ this is music that sticks to the ribs of your brain!
#5 – brandi parisi: the only woman i love to wake up to.
#4 – lots of shows claim to play music you won’t hear anywhere else, but club mod actually delivers on that promise. i’m pretty sure my tiny soul was saved after listening to 75 minutes of tom waits crooning jesus’ blood never failed me yet.
#3 – john burk. period.
#2 – the studio shelves at all classical hold approximately 3.7 billion cd’s, cassettes, 8-tracks, and vinyl records. music director extraordinaire john pitman isn’t afraid to play any of ’em.
#1 – all classical is quite simply the most kick-ass classical radio station on the planet. seriously. and they’re right here in my hometown. ❤
lemme tell you something: if you haven’t given them a listen yet, do yourself a favor, tune in throughout this month, and see if you aren’t a better person by the first of november. oh, and if you’re already a fan of the 8-to-the-9-to-the-point-9, for the love of all that is holy: give ‘em some moolah! fork it over! pony up! call 1-888-899-5722 or click www.allclassical.org today. (and beavertail salutes to you sustaining members for joining the exclusive once-a-month club!)