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GutBucketeer Mary Cliff 'Traditions' dropped from WETA FM (119* d) RE: Folklore: Mary Cliff Fired - WETA FM "Traditions" 23 Jan 07

Didn't WETA cut its classical content and get rid of its classical library less than two years ago? What a show of committment to the format.

Here is what I sent Ms. Lahti.

I have heard that the recent format change to classical music includes the cancellation of Saturday Night's Traditions, hosted by Mary Cliff and the weekly airing of Prairie Home Companion. Classical music is important and needs a home in the DC area. However, I am confused since these shows have many aspects in common with classical music in maintaining history and tradition of music in general. They are unique, represent a fraction of your overall programming time, and have loyal fan bases. If you are going to cut anything please cut the duplicative an parallel broadcasting of the NPR shows that are aired at exactly the same time as WAMU.

As a contributor to WETA I am deeply saddened by this decision and if it remains in effect will not be contributing to your station in the future.

Jim Bunch

Silver Spring, MD

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