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CU Radio: Fostering music education through radio broadcasting

23 August 2023

15:30 -16:15 hrs (GMT+7)

In an era marked by technological advancements and shifting artistic landscapes, classical music has remained a steadfast cornerstone of human expression. Radio is a transformative medium that has extended the reach of classical music far beyond the grandeur of concert halls, and enabled it to transcend geographical and societal boundaries. This session explores the nuanced ways in which radio has contributed to the flourishing of classical music, transforming it from a privilege reserved for elites into a treasure accessible to all.

The session will explore a brief overview of how a classical music radio program broadcast by Chulalongkorn University Radio Station has long been started as one of the reaching out media to introduce Western music culture to Thai listeners. How it has evolved throughout the years, from the 1960s until the present day. The session will be focusing especially on “Dontreetip,” one of the classical music radio programs on CU Radio Station (FM 101.5 MHz) produced by Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University. The program is moving on to its thirteenth anniversary. We will look concisely at its character, how it has been produced, presented, provided and promoted classical music to enrich Thailand’s classical music community. How the program adapted and surfed itself through the Covid pandemic era and continues to sustain the service of music education for the country. How can we communicate with our listeners to amplify music activities in our society? Lastly, with the advantage of technology quickly progressing finding ways to help promote performers, artists, educators and listeners in order to make music accessible to endless boundaries.

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