Several weeks ago, Bill Clark devoted one of his fine columns to his love of opera, both from Grand Ol’ Opry and from the Metropolitan Opera. He indicated that hearing the Saturday broadcasts from the Met when he was young was a major factor in his love of the art form. I could have written a very similar story, having heard a broadcast of “Aida” on a St. Louis AM station in 1949; I was 9 years old and instantly hooked for life. I know dozens of people who can testify to the importance of discovering opera through those broadcasts, and the Met reports many thousands of such testimonials.
KBIA should make opera available to all
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