Tagung in Atlanta

America's reputation as the world's leading TV nation is undisputed -- the average American spends several hours per day in front of a television set, or, at least, has it running for several hours. However, television in America has one weak point -- in most areas only one out of about 100 channels offers classical music programs on a regular basis. The niche is filled by radio stations. There is a total of almost 300 stations that provide Americans with classical music. However, many classical radio stations have to fear for their existence. Public classical stations outnumber commercial classical stations by far, but they complain about decreasing government funding, and several of them had to close down in recent years. Representatives of public classical radio stations met last weekend (Feb. 7-11) in Atlanta to trade ideas, and to find strategies to master the crisis. Georg Hirsch has the story.

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