‘Random Acts of Culture’

A more typical location for a performances of George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" -- a church.(Photo: jimforest)
A more typical location for a performances of George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" -- a church.(Photo: jimforest)

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to George Fredric Handel’s Messiah. No matter your beliefs or lack thereof, this is music which never fails to inspire. With recent stories about the Knight Foundation funding random acts of culture, it seems fitting to offer this bit of respite from all of the noise and hubbub that accompanies the holidays.

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  • Sauer

    Interesting that the first entry on this site is “The Sounds of Silence.” That’s exactly what I get when I tune to 101.1 FM. Well, actually I get static. After all the hype about 24-hour classical music, I get nothing. How can you be part of this charade? Have you no integrity? Are you working behind the scenes attempting to change things? Are your fellow FM hosts upset about this travesty? Today I took some household goods down to the Salvation Army headquarters on S. High Street, well clear of downtown, tuned my car radio to 101.1, and — got static. My house in the University District also draws nothing but static. I have been a supporter of WOSU-FM for years. I’m afraid that will end.

  • Sauer

    Interesting that the first entry on this site is “The Sounds of Silence.” That’s exactly what I get when I tune to 101.1 FM. Well, actually I get static. After all the hype about 24-hour classical music, I get nothing. How can you be part of this charade? Have you no integrity? Are you working behind the scenes attempting to change things? Are your fellow FM hosts upset about this travesty? Today I took some household goods down to the Salvation Army headquarters on S. High Street, well clear of downtown, tuned my car radio to 101.1, and — got static. My house in the University District also draws nothing but static. I have been a supporter of WOSU-FM for years. I’m afraid that will end.