Like most of its US counterparts, it had the following characteristics, most of the music played is made of "short" pieces, thus allowing for regular advertising and coverage of the local Orchestra was extensive with some real documents.
My biggest complaint though is that Orchestral and piano make all the repertory. Chamber music is underepresented and WCRB listeners may have even less of it.
Bob is also a Radio producer on the innovative futureradio. We both had discussions suggesting that Internet and the radio represents a breakthrough opportunity for classical music as it enables to create a structure that takes advantage of Long Tail economics.
It is easier for large orchestras to leverage their relations with existing radio channels to be heard. Who should takt the lead ? It should be halls that specialise on chamber music to ensure that this very important form of music can find a medium and reach the audiences it deserves.