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3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
Whassup with your station? How come I get such a great, clear signal on line?.Where is Bellevue, Washington.
Every show I have heard so far has been great. I sincerely appreciate your station!!
Keep it up!!
San Diego, California
I am a KBCS member already, and just wanted to say how great it is that you're webcasting now. Reception in my office stinks and it's wonderful to be able to get you clearly over the web. I hope you can continue and expand this service!
Recently we enacted some programming changes as the result of some long, agonizing meetings, audience feedback, and community interaction. The following exchange of letters about those changes that affect the jazz programming pretty well sum it up!
Kristen Walsh, KBCS Program Director
are alarmed you are discontinuing OUR evening drive time Jazz
program!!! We especially enjoy Hillary and want you to keep this
programming going. We rely on drive time jazz in the AM & PM to
keep us going. We also enjoy the Bud & Don show on Monday
you are basically cutting half of the programming we rely on at your
station, we will cut our annual contribution by half as well until PM
drive time jazz is restored. That seems to us to be the only way we
can make our voice heard and our vote count!
rely on KBCS for quality jazz programming and wonder why you're
striking such a blow? We don't want more Roots & Branches! We want
more Jazz with Hillary!!!
Holman & Karen A. Leslie
you so much for taking the time to write to us about your concerns.
While I understand that you will miss hearing jazz on KBCS at that
time of day, I hope that you will agree with me that we are not
"striking a blow to quality jazz programming" but, on the
contrary, making room for even more jazz throughout the week. The main
reasons we are shifting programs are to create more logical
transitions throughout our programming day AND to better serve our
discriminating jazz fans who seek innovative, intelligent jazz
programming. Over the years we've had a difficult time consistently
meeting that challenge within the constraints of a
drive-time format. Previous program directors and I have made
numerous attempts to keep drivetime jazz viable, fluctuating between
limiting the format to create more uniformity among programmers and
freeing the programmers to emphasize their individuality.
for your thoughtful response. I guess we're just getting more
resistant to change as we get more and more of it generally in our
do appreciate more of Bud & Don. We also like the occasional
Hawaiian music program we hear (although Sat. afternoons are a tough
time for us!).
also like the Celtic music programs. Keep up the good work.
To the KBCS staff:
Why a pleasant surprise, you might ask. I'm an American who has been living in Japan for 15+ years, except for a 6-month period when I lived in Bellevue, Washington in 1988. I'm originally from the New York City area but I found Washington state more to my temperament. I have been back to visit every 2 or 3 years. My wife (a Japanese national) studied English for a few months at Bellevue Community College.
Good luck with all your radio endeavors!
I miss Riders in the Sky! Have you ever thought of playing old Radio shows, like the Lone Ranger or the Shadow, in the evening?