Saturday, July 20, 2019

Recent and Upcoming Changes to GCR Programming

Dear GCR Affiliates and Listeners:

I know it's been a while since I've posted any blog upstes concerning programming on the three streams of Global Community Radio. Sometimes, time gets away from me, and I don't have as much time to dedicate to the blog portion of the website as I would like.

Indeed, there have been several recent program changes at GCR, and I am excited about others which are upcoming.

I hope that everyone is enjoying the new music shows recently added to GCR2. These shows include Now That's Americana (formerly The Miller Tells Her Tale), Direct From Muscle Shoals, Chenango Sessions, eTown, Beale Street Caravan, and Billy's Blues Hour.

Changes have taken place/will be taking place at GCR3, too. We are happy to announce the reinstatement of the popular Early Music series, Harmonia, from Indiana Public Media. It's back on GCR3 at its former time of Sundays at 9 AM Eastern/6 AM Pacific. Cadenza has shifted to Mondays at 11 AM Eastern, preceded by Live From the Grand Teton Music Festival, which is back for another season of live concert broadcasts. I regret to say that due to recurring technical issues with recording the series every week for time-shifted broadcast, I've had to discontinue our airing of The Opera Show. The series lives on via the ABC Classic website. GCR will continue to offer its overnight simulcast of ABC Classic "live" Monday thru Friday. In place of The Opera Show on Saturdays, we will offer a rotating series of live concert broadcasts which we hope everyone will enjoy. Another significant change coming soon is the end of the Early Music series, Distant Mirror, from WWFM in New Jersey. The long time host of the series, Alan Kelly, is retiring later this Summer. Expect changes to the Wednesday and Thursday morning Classical lineups on GCR3 once Distant Mirror has aired its final episode. Among the changes, is the addition of a new program to our lineup, Classical Music On The Third Floor. This weekly three hour program offers a diverse selection of instrumental and vocal Classical music with a different theme every week.

Please be sure to watch the program schedule pages for all GCR streams for the latest programming updates, as well as here on this blog.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Global Community Radio.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

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