I listen to NPR(National Public Radio) though the only NPR station near me is WMHT which is a classical station and now that I listen for about 9-16 hours a day(at work) I have become a big classical fan. The service is great and next time they have a membership drive I will suscribe(they don't have commercials), they rely on listeners to make donations to keep things going, basic membership status starts at a dollar a day(well worth it for at least 9 hours a day of music) but you can donate as much or as little but $365 a year is the minimum to get membership benefits. I wish there was a NPR jazz station in my area that would be the cat's pajamas. You can find out more about local NPR in your area at www.npr.org or www.prms.org (public radio music service) is a place to buy music usually at fair prices- proceeds benefit the NPR stations in your area. I appreciate the heads up about an NPR Jazz cd I will have to find that. The funny thing about NPR is that I enjoy it at work but don't even have Tuner at home :) maybe one day that will change.
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You may want to try listening to WDET from Detroit online at http:www.wdetfm.org. They have a great jazz program M-F 7 to 10 p.m. (EST). I garauntee that no matter how much you know about jazz, you will learn something, or be exposed to another artist previously unknown to you. Ed Love lives and breathes jazz, and has been doing his program from Wayne State for almost two decades. Actually, WDET has wonderful programs all day and night with a wide variety of music types. This has been the only station that I spend any time listening to since the late 70's.Give it a try.
How you will port the signal through your audio system is another matter...Good luck
I generally listen to WAMC rather than WMHT. I am not much of a classic music fan.
I recently gave away the old analog Denon tuner I had. I have a lot of RF issues since I use a separate DAC and jitter reducer with my digital front end.
In its stead, I bought a Tivoli radio to listen to FM, I usually listen to radio in the background rather than serious listening. The radio is in another room and has a pleasant though not audiophile sound.
Note that some of the news shows such as " All Things Considered", "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition" will feature stories on musicians and music of all kinds. Recent stories have included:
A book on Muddy Waters.
An interview with Peter Gabriel.
The additional information has broadened my musical horizons since commercial radio is extremely limiting and has poor quality sound to put it politely.