To the editors:
Henderson's 9/1/89 City File column quotes Wm. J. Leahy as averring that only Chicago has a 24-hour classical music station. He forgot to add "in Cook County." Philadelphia has had WFLN for years. One of the other "classical" stations there devotes 2 hours to new age music. 24-hour "classical" stations are likely in other cities too.
What about 24-hour jazz. I miss WRJI at 4 AM. Surely you must have 24-hour jazz in this town of all places. I can't find it. Where?
Lacking is something like Philadelphia's stations devoted solely to post-punk new music. One broadcasts live transmissions from England, Germany and other member countries of the axis, the allies, and triple entente.
Rather than Leahy tossing inaccurate assumptions a la rah rah Chicago, it might be more interesting to see where you stack up against Manhattan. New York has, I think, surprisingly limited radio.
Really like this city, but "largest population of musically literate people anywhere"? City chauvinism. Not a feature article. File under "advertisement, misleading" or "tomato, kissing the locals."
I will say this. Elk Grove Village is the largest, ugliest industrial park I've ever seen, and I hate to break this to you cause you've all been so nice, but you serve the worst hot dogs in the world. You will go to hell for them.