08-31-2022, 04:32 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,


After a 20-year absence I am returning to radio. Starting Sunday, September 4, 8 to 9 a.m. central time USA, I will program and host a classical music show on WMSE Milwaukee, 91.7 FM. We call the show Obie’s Opus. You can stream the hour-long program through the radio station’s APP at WMSE.org

I am really looking forward to the show. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and the rest of the good guys are sure to lift your spirit. And occasionally I’ll throw in a bon-bon for a bit of spice. So mark it on your calendar. Thanks.
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 08-31-2022, 04:42 PM
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Congratulations, Obie!  That's great news!

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 08-31-2022, 04:51 PM
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  • garyg
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That's great Obie - now I have to figger out the streaming stuff .. Milwaukee stations don't carry this far!

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 08-31-2022, 05:29 PM
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  • chazt
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Obie, I just saved the station’s website into favorites and put a reminder on my phone to tune in. The 9-10 (eastern) hour is a mellow one for us. I’m looking forward to listening! CongratulationsCheers

Downloaded the app, too Wink

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 08-31-2022, 05:45 PM
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  • Obie
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone. It should be fun.

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 08-31-2022, 06:41 PM
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My introduction to classical music came from you on the radio in Milwaukee 20 years ago. Glad you will be back.

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 08-31-2022, 06:54 PM
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(08-31-2022, 06:41 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote: My introduction to classical music came from you on the radio in Milwaukee 20 years ago. Glad you will be back.

That's a great story.  It's amazing you reconnected 20 years later on TSN.

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 09-01-2022, 01:39 AM
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  • Wolf
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Very nice news, Obie. Many congratulations!

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 09-01-2022, 02:09 AM
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In bocca al lupo, Obie.

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 09-01-2022, 03:38 AM
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  • Chappy
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Congrats!

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 09-01-2022, 06:24 AM
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  • Bax
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Congratulations! That sounds like fun! I used to host an FM radio show when I was in college, at the college radio station. That was in the days of turntables, vinyl, and tube type transmitters. It was a blast! I suspect your station puts out more than 15 watts, though. I hope you have a great time wiith it!
:-)
- Bax

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 09-01-2022, 07:02 AM
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  • Obie
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(08-31-2022, 06:41 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote: My introduction to classical music came from you on the radio in Milwaukee 20 years ago. Glad you will be back.

Oh my goodness, what a small world. I am so glad to hear this. Thanks for remembering me.

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 09-01-2022, 05:42 PM
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  • Sully
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Congratulations Obie!

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 09-02-2022, 12:02 PM
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  • norton
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Bon-Bons? Or Tootsie Rolls?  (those who have picked up the occasional item from Obie know of what I speak here). 

Congratulations Obie!

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 09-02-2022, 12:20 PM
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  • Obie
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Thanks, everyone. Oh yes, a few bonbons for good measure.

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 09-03-2022, 01:17 PM
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  • 2Chops
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Good on you Obie.  All the best and have fun.  I've thought about getting back into radio a few times over the decades.  But I'm having too much fun doing coffee & tea these days.

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 09-03-2022, 01:56 PM
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(09-03-2022, 01:17 PM)2Chops Wrote: Good on you Obie.  All the best and have fun.  I've thought about getting back into radio a few times over the decades.  But I'm having too much fun doing coffee & tea these days.

Thanks for the kind words. I have loved radio since childhood. I remember tuning in, on our shortwave radio, stations in the Caucasus, especially radio Baku, in Azerbaijan. They had a classical music program, in Azerbaijani Turkish, and they played a lot of Russian composers: Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and other good guys. I still remember the announcer’s closing line, in Turkish: “Bizim concertimiz gutaldih.” The spelling is mine. I started as a jazz deejay in San Diego and then went through a variety of formats, including arts features in NPR. I have mostly done classical music. Imagine spending a good bit of your professional life with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms. I am a writer first, though, and radio is a step behind.

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 09-04-2022, 06:03 AM
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  • chazt
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Thanks, Obie. My favorite piece was the classical guitar music. Most enjoyable Smile

Congratulations on your return to radio!

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 09-04-2022, 07:53 AM
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  • Obie
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(09-04-2022, 06:03 AM)chazt Wrote: Thanks, Obie. My favorite piece was the classical guitar music. Most enjoyable Smile

Congratulations on your return to radio!
Thank you, Charlie. That guitar piece is lovely. Actually that entire CD is fabulous. I had fun.

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 09-04-2022, 11:24 AM
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As it is my weekend birthday, I really dunno if I'd be available this evening to be live. Do you know if I'd be able to listen to it afterward on the radio website? Goodluck my friend on your return to radio after 20 years! Best of luck to you!

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