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WFMT Sells Out--and CSO Is Buying


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To the editors:

Who would have thought that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra would be leading the parade to trash the civilized standards that have made radio WFMT so listenable for the last 35 years [Hot Type, February 2]? But sure enough, the very first prerecorded advertising spot to be broadcast under the station's lamentable new commercial policy was purchased by the CSO!

Now I feel betrayed not only by the station I have listened to and celebrated for decades (and supported in last year's fund drive), but also by the orchestra that I have subscribed to and supported for decades. I have cancelled my annual contribution to the Orchestral Association to show my displeasure over their complicity. I hope that legions of the betrayed in Chicago's classical music listening public can somehow find effective ways to express their outrage over the sellout at WFMT.

G.R. Paterson


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