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Great Show

I don't often listen to music, but was doing some driving Tuesday night 1/19 and got completely pulled in by your show. Really enjoyed it. Thanks.

William Bolcom Piano Piece

I heard the end of the piano piece composed by William Bolcom this past Tuesday, December 8th. I wanted to call in to your show, but was in my car when I heard it. You were asking how many people may be listening on the internet around the world, coming all the way from "Everett, Washington" and the irony to me is that William Bolcom grew up in Everett and was a graduate of Everett H.S. His father owned a grocery store here in town.

Fan Letter to KSER's Chief Engineer

Dear Chris Wartes,
I'm writing you a fan letter, not as host of the "Classical Edge" program, but rather in your role as KSER's Chief Engineer.

I recently moved from the north end of Seattle, where I could hear Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now" and J. Glenn Evans' "PoetsWest" program just fine, to the far south end of town, nearly to Burien. Alas, my radio finds no 90.7 FM down here.

However, I've been rescued by your sister station KXIR, 89.9 FM. I'm delighted to report that it comes in just fine, even in my new south Seattle zip code!

Out of curiosity, I Googled the KXIR FM Transmitter Map (click "move south") and learned that, in addition to the main tower in Freeland on Whidbey Island, you have a flock of other retransmitters, including one in nearby White Center.

That's the likely source of the signal that's coming in so strong for me. There's also an Olympia retransmitter which must be the one that brings J. Glenn and Barb their show (not to mention KSER's progressive politics for the Statehouse crowd). Many thanks for your technical innovations in extending the range of KSER's signal.

-- Hank Davis

Newsletter 8-27-13

Philip Glass

Brussels Sprouts, like Philip Glass, should not completely be left out of our lives, but should at least be consumed/listened to in small quantities. That is what you will be "served" in a small "side", (only 10 minutes).

The above were some of the comments I had about Philip Glass. Thank you for your comments. Let me know if you have requests.
Chris Wartes, Host, Classical Edge

Phillip Glass

Wow! I really enjoyed that piece! You are opening my musical eyes to some great new stuff -- thanks!

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