As many of you know, we have been involved in a long-term project to recover all of our programs from the first twenty years of Millennium.
It has been slow (but steady), and greatly aided by some generous Preservation Grants given by those who both love and believe in what we have dedicated ourselves to.
With the current world health crisis, with so many being asked stay sheltered, it struck us that it may be time to share our work with a wider audience.
While we have asked for and received wonderful support from listeners who join at various levels to hear recent programs, these older shows are in effect already underwritten by the Preservation Grants.
With this in mind, I asked most of those who made these grants about how they would feel if these were made available to anyone who wished to listen.
Unanimously, each wrote me back saying they loved the idea; as one long-time friend and supporter wrote:
Of course! Share this wonderful resource. MoM is a day brightener and mood lifter, pass on the good!
And so we are.
Starting now, and for as long as this crisis lasts, anyone who wishes may hear any program from our pre-2000 era simply by clicking on the program.
They programs from past years we have digitized are listed at this link:
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OUR CLASSIC SHOWS FOR FREE
And you will note, as time passes, that we will eventually be filling in the literally hundreds of programs from the past that are currently tucked in the Public Broadcasting Archive Library.
That, at least, is our fervent hope.
May you all be blessed and safe during these Distracted Times (as Thomas Tomkins said of his Sad Pavan), and may music bring you healing and comfort.