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Old 06-14-2018, 09:43 PM
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Does anyone else watch Classic Arts Showcase?

This is a 24-hour commercial-free station that mostly airs on PBS affiliates and public access channels. A public-access college station airs it where I live, and I really enjoy having it on as background noise. They show all kinds of videos, mostly classical music, ballet, snippets from old movies, interviews with various artists, etc.

http://www.classicartsshowcase.org/

It is funded by the estate of a man who made his fortune from Adolph's Meat Tenderizer.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:14 PM
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If I'm up late ill watch but those bastards at KCET (the former PBS station in LA) have cut its hours. Its great background music.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:33 PM
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This is my favorite CAS video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_oBX-Cz2fg

p.s. Right now, I can't get it at all, probably because we had a storm and it's gone off before under those circumstances.

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Old 06-15-2018, 07:05 AM
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Thanks for reminding me of this. Eleven years ago I broke my ankle and after surgery I spent about two weeks staying with my then-bf's mother at her independent living facility. We watched this channel most nights and loved it. I was 59, and she was about 90, but both of us had a good background in classical music, ballet, opera, etc., and this gave us a way of spending the evening together and having plenty to talk about. I didn't know it was an actual TV station. I thought it was some closed-circuit recording provided by the Home. I just looked it up and it is broadcast by the local community college. Just tried to pick it up on my tv OTA (I have a Roku but no cable), but no luck. It's a wonderful channel.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:26 AM
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I used to watch it when I had C-Band satellite television.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:33 AM
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I used to watch it, but Dish has cut it out of its lineup. I miss it.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:03 PM
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I used to stream it on my Roku, until Nowhere Man's Nowhere TV channel was removed.

Before that, I watched it on MCAT (Missoula Community Access Television) when it was on late at night.

I suppose I'll try streaming it on my Odroid-XU4 using Kodi this evening.

https://kodi.wiki/view/Internet_video_and_audio_streams
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:31 PM
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The website itself also streams it.

And it's back!

A woman who used to go to a meetup I attend had wondered why that college had such big satellite dishes on the ceiling of their arts building; she knew there was a radio station out of there (they mostly play jazz) but not this TV station. She had worked for a while in the communications room of a cruise ship, so she knew a little about this kind of thing.
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