Last month, we reported huge growth in listening to digital radio, as distinct from decline in most other media. The implications for classical music are enormous.
A reader in Canada, Jennifer West, volunteered to compile a user’s guide of stations with English or French presentation.
Please add your own in these and other languages and we’ll publish a comprehensive Slipped Disc list as and when.
Here’s Jennifer’s classical top ten:
1) www.cbc.ca/radio2 (CBC Radio 2 – from Canada’s public broadcaster)
2) www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 (BBC Radio 3- no explanation needed
3) http://www.radioclassique.fr/ (French classical music station that also has iPhone/iPad app)
4) http://player.streamtheworld.com/liveplayer.php?callsign=CJPXFM (99,5 FM – CJPX, classical music station from Montreal)
5) www.classicfm.co.uk (also has an app)
6) www.wqxr.org (New York’s classical radio station – so good!)
7) http://sites.radiofrance.fr/francemusique/accueil/index.php (Radio France Musique – encore en francais!)
8) http://www.classical963fm.com/ (Classical 96.3 FM from Toronto, Ontario, Canada – saying they’re the “nation’s” classical station haha…not quite, but they have great live performances. We Canadians recognize CBC as our national broadcaster – much like your lovely BBC)
9) http://www.tprclassical.org/ (KPAC 88.3 from San Antonio, TX)
10) http://www.abc.net.au/classic/ (from Australia.)
Are there any ratings available for digital listening?