FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson

December 03, 2016

Loyal Listener from Oklahoma

Hello!

This loyal listener in Oklahoma found you when visiting your fair and beautiful city last October. Found your station simply by channel surfing. So to speak. Love your whole staff of excellent on-air hosts. You folks deserve many riches for your fine contributions to offering legendary Classical music for us listeners.
Keep up the great work!

Yours in cherished music,
Rod


Appreciation of Fundraising Season

Jack, I discovered my fondness for classical music as I discovered All Classical on my radio dial about 3 years ago. My love for this music and for all the hosts (especially Christa and Robert) on All Classical just seems to grow and grow. A couple of years ago I just had to become a sustaining donor because of my love and appreciation for you all and my love for the music.

I also want to pass along to you that I am finding that I love the times of the year when you all conduct your fundraisers (which surprised me). The reasons I even love these times is that I love the dialogue between the staff as they conduct these fundraisers along with the music and I love to hear the comments shared on the air from the donors. These fundraising seasons are rich for these reasons. I just had to share this because sometimes I think you folks think that these are “downers” or are “less than” the other times when there is a full schedule of music…at least that is some of the comments that the hosts made occasionally. But you do not have apologize at all for these fundraisers – they are very rich in their own right and you all do such a magnificent job during these times too. In fact I have never before heard such a wonderful ability to fundraise and make it so enjoyable and rich. Plus we all, I think, understand and know why these are necessary and support you in them just to keep All Classical on the air in great shape. But I am even finding that I look forward to the fundraisers for the reasons cited.

I just wanted to pass my comments along to you. Keep up the great work!

Roy


Classy All Classical

Greetings!
I’m a long-time sustaining donor who really appreciated your live streaming service while traveling in Europe last year. Now I’ve returned – but have moved from Portland to Olympia, WA where I now REALLY appreciate the streaming through my smart TV!!!! I’ve listened a little to the more local classical station – and though the music is classical, I have to tell you that the All-Classical Portland on-air staff is by far ‘classier’!!! Especially during fund-raising – your casual, informative, conversational style is actually fun to listen to!

So, I will continue as a sustaining member and continue enjoying great music, brought to me by the amazing people at All-Classical!

Sherry


Touring the Station

Dear Andrea,

What a wonderful surprise to have such a lovely tour of the station today. You made us feel very comfortable, and we were thrilled to say hello to the people behind the voices. We had dropped in to make a small donation and the visit was an absolutely wonderful experience for Jimmy, and for me as well.

Thanks again,
Jim


Morning Peace

For three days now, I am feeling at peace, comforted, inspired, lifted, satisfied and touched by the positive vibrations of your programming which help heal big and little wars. I am hearing a better balance of slow emotional, heat and power. Gershwin was lovely to hear this morning. Right now Glazunov is beautiful!!

Norma


The Score as a Mediator

Hello Mr. Stone,

I wanted you do know my 14 year-old daughter and her friends talk about you and your music selections as if you are friends.

You have given us a peaceful, beautiful option without argument in the car on drives. I dislike most of her music, she thinks mine is terrible. My husband started to defer to your station. You are the host when the teens are in the car. Thank you for being on the air when we need you.

Sincerely,
Susan


Hello from Upstate New York!

Good morning Christa,

I just had to send a note — I found All Classical Portland via my TuneIn Radio app on my Amazon Fire TV and am now hooked. Hooked especially on your morning program which doesn’t happen to be quite so early for me here in the Eastern time zone in lovely Upstate NY.

I wanted to let you know that I listen every day and just love your professional, courteous, enthusiastic, and intelligent conversation. I’ve been a classical radio listener my entire life and you’re my favorite broadcaster. You are a true asset to All Classical Portland — keep up the amazing work! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Many kind regards,
Carissa


Healing During Hard Times

Dear Christa,

I enjoy your soothing, warm, kind voice every morning before and often during my commute downtown. It starts my day off marvelously. I start every morning relaxed, encouraged, at peace and full of joy. People often ask me why I am seemingly always smiling and so at peace. I tell them that perhaps it is because I am listening to classical Portland. 😉 Hahaha. But seriously, the music has been such a comfort to me; the hosts so professional and delightful. When I moved out here almost 4 years ago, I was afraid I would not find a radio station as good as WFMT Chicago; was I wrong! I enjoy KQAC even more! I’ve so much appreciated recently the broadcast of Pearlfisher’s from the Met as well. I’m so impressed with the knowledge, anecdotes, side comments, and personality that shines through with each host. I also appreciate the variety of programming.

I cannot express enough how pleased I am with KQAC/ All Classical Portland. It has seen me through some very difficult times, a tough Christmas and other holidays. While I enjoy other music genres and styles as well, especially after the passing of both my parents, it has been so lovely to enjoy classical music again, while experiencing such amazing healing and peace. Classical music is absolutely healing for the mind, body and soul! Thank you all who contribute to the continued success of the station and all the programs and benefits it offers community. We are truly blessed here in Portland.

Most sincerely,
Julie


A Classical Music Lover from Utah

Amelia,

Moved to Utah from Michigan and other locations. Happily ensconced in St George, which is in the SW corner of Utah. Our daily weather forecasts certainly differ from yours! We are in one of those locations which gets approx. 300 days of sunshine each year. All Classical Portland has been a wonderful find!! I have it on while I’m in my office working or just being distracted by online searches…When I travel, I listen using my Kindle or my Samsung Tablet. Doesn’t always work well on my Samsung cell phone.

As soon as I hear Edmund Stone’s voice, I start chuckling. The interviews with the young artists are top notch. It’s fun to hear the musicians’ exuberance and sometimes their young silliness. But, oh, the skills! I enjoy The Score, requests, Saturday Matinee or the Met presentations. What don’t I enjoy? What’s not to like? Anytime the radio announcers give a bit of history or a factoid about a composer or piece, I’m in total “WOW” mode. (Composer’s Datebook is right up my alley) As you can tell, I’m very happy that the announcers and staff are there to make my day… everyday.

Sincerely,
Janice


A Treat at Thursdays @ Three

Dear Robert,

Thanks for all you and the others at All Classical do. The broadcast music is wonderful and the Thursdays @ Three are a special treat. My wife and I are both retired and living on Social Security and can’t afford symphony tickets so this gives us a great opportunity to hear and experience live classical music. We are sustaining members at the lowest level and wish we could do more. Perhaps at a later time I can see about volunteering there. In the meantime, thank you and your colleagues for your hard work. Words are inadequate. Just thanks.

Robert