Back in the 1980's, the Bay Area had not one but three full-time classical music FM radio stations: KQED, KKHI, and KDFC. One by one they have all gone away. KQED was the first to go. PBS changed it over from a classical music station into yet another news/talk station , as if we really needed another one of those. KKHI was bought out and turned into yet another news/talk radio station , as if we really needed another one of those. Even the call sign was sold off, and now appears on some radio station in Colorado. It had been a while since I last tuned into KDFC. Basically I needed to get a splitter wired into my receiver, and for some reason this was always a low priority. But I got things hooked up this week, and have been giving KDFC a listen. I am shocked by what has happened. KDFC no longer plays entire classical works, e.g. symphonies, string quartets, concerti. Rather, they have gone to a "bleeding chunks" format. They merely play one isolated movement from a complete work. It would appear that they have adopted some sort of rule never to play more than 15 minutes or so between commercial breaks. In my book, this is unacceptable. They are no longer a true classical music station. How in the heck did the SF bay area lose all of its classical music stations? For an area that prides itself on cultural superiority (or, as a cynic might put it, puffs itself up as cultural), how did matters get to this state?