Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Music for a Week at the Beach

In my top ten discussion below I touched on the fact that Chris Rea's On the Beach and King of the Beach still sound great in the car on a beach trek. Although I brought a good pile of discs to listen to in the rental apartment, we didn't get to very many because most of the time was spent listening to WWFM, the classical station that broadcasts from Mercer County Community College in Trenton, NJ. No, the signal doesn't reach all the way down to the shore, but WWFM has an extensive network of repeater stations, including one located right in Cape May. I'll freely admit that my interest in listening to classical music comes and goes, but I always do enjoy it, especially the chamber music as played on original instruments as produced by Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music. My range has increased over the years to the point that I'll even enjoy vocal classics sometimes, except for operatic sopranos. WWFM plays the most enjoyable mix of classics I've heard in a long time, with lots of chamber music and almost none of the popular classical warhorses and nothing ponderous. Here's where you can find WWFM, and if you don't live in any of the areas with a signal you can always listen live on your computer. http://www.wwfm.org/

WWFM - 89.1 FM, Trenton, NJ
WWNJ - 91.1 FM, Toms River, NJ
WWCJ - 89.1 FM, Cape may, NJ
WWPJ - 89.5 FM, Pen Argyl, PA
W224AU - 92.7 FM, Allentown, PA
W226AA - 93.1 FM, Easton, PA
W230AA - 93.9 FM, Atlantic City, NJ
W245AC - 96.9 FM, Harmony Twp, NJ
W289AA - 105.7 FM, Lebanon Twp, NJ
W300AD - 107.9 FM, Philadelphia, PA
W300AC - 107.9 FM, Chatsworth, NJ
K201AZ - 88.1 FM, Carbondale, CO

1 comment:

Charlie said...

Does WWFM still paly jazz in the later evenings? I always liked their jazz shows.