M. Luciana Lombardi
Official Award and Letters
From Our Listeners:
A representative selection of brief comments received
every week by telephone, USPS mail, and email to live @ kusp.
- "thank you"
- "I love your show"
- "beautiful music"
- "great show"
- "interesting program"
- "selections are inspired"
- "enjoying the music"
- "wonderful recording"
- "brilliant show"
- "wonderful selections"
- "great programming"
- "excellent programs"
- "favorite classical program"
- "stayed in my car listening"
- "pulled off the road to hear"
Each week I listen to Luciana Lombardi's Musical Offering. This week I
must write to thank you for such outstanding programming I am
constantly impressed by the quality and variety of music Luciana plays.
This alone is quite an accomplishment; Luciana goes even further and
presents interesting interviews on important artistic themes that
reflect the political and social fabric of our culture. Without
question, her interviews are the best I have ever heard on KUSP.
Luciana's knowledge of music (composers, instruments, periods, and so
forth) is skillfully blended with an astonishing awareness of the
current artists and works. I have never heard a program that can
compare. Thank you very much.
- Thank you for some very interesting programming. Sometimes I can
only listen "on the run," but I always hear something that makes me
stop and listen! ... It is such a relief to have some interesting
programming for people truly interested in Classical Music. All the
other channels have resorted to the same "canned" elevator stuff, so I
had to switch to talk radio. In my younger years, when I was in the
process of being educated about repertoire and all aspects of music, I
depended on excellent radio programming. (I do have a degree in music,
but our education is ongoing.) Thank goodness I have located you! Thank
you, and keep up the excellent work.
- Listening to your gem of a program as I do almost every Thursday
AM, I always want to thank you for this gift to my spirit and, I know,
countless others -- ... Many, many thanks & joyous holiday wishes --
- I love Luciana Lombardi !! (and, I'm a faithful repeat-member of
KUSP ...) Her programming is a joy to have in the midst of all the
"modern" classical music programming. Thank you for Luciana, and early
music. Keep up the good work!! July 1987
- I always try to catch your "Musical Offering" on Thursday because
I love the early music you play. ... With much gratitude for your
volunteering time each week to bring such pleasure into our ears and
- Thank you for the music on KUSP which I find a perfect
accompaniment to painting in my studio.
Your selections are quite wonderful and a joyous reprieve from the "top
10" classical compositions played and re-played elsewhere. Keep up the
great selections / program. -
- You played ... just in time for my bassoon-playing child to hear it
... Thanks for your perfect timing [programming selections when he can
hear it, after he returns home from his weekly boy scout meetings]. We
would really appreciate if you can continue to play bassoon music (like
you have) and same a couple after the 9pm hour. P.S. I really missed
your program when the Bach Festival was being aired.
- Dearest host of the morning classical music program, I had the
pleasant experience of hearing a beautiful Bach cantata (I think) while
driving. ... Thank you very much
I continue to be staggered by the excellence of your choices ...
- I've enjoyed your programs a lot even though early music is not
always my favorite, but you have taught me to extend my music
appreciation significantly. ... all good wishes, and thanks for the fine
entertainment and music lessons.
- My commute to work yesterday was actually enjoyable because of
this wonderful music you were playing at about 10:30 AM. ... Thank you
for your show in the morning,
I want to compliment you on your choice of music. I'm so happy I happened to tune in tonight.
Thanks for the program. I like the selections very much. I will be relying on them for my musical education and enjoyment.
Appreciating what you've played tonight. Beautiful stuff ...
Also played ... What was that? I loved it. Thanks.
Just a note to let you know how much I'm enjoying tonight's program.
Thanks again for the wonderful and enlightening music.
I really appreciate the music you play. ... Thank you so much for your program and we are very lucky to have you.
I love your show and especially liked ...
There's nothing like a Luciana Wednesday
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply, and for presenting such rich and satisfying Wednesday programs!
Listening to one weekday morning classical music show ... I heard a fascinating selection
I love the unique music you play on your show. Thanks again
Your show today is "a bouquet of flowers"
Your selections today were particularly wonderful!
Luciana Lombardi is a real gem.
... a faithful listener. Really loves your show.
... I do so enjoy your program!
Happy holidays and the best of the season to you.
We love hearing your show during the year.
... favorite program is Luciana's ... and today's show ending with a ragtime interlude was a wonderful surprise.
... dulcet tones of Luciana Lombardi ...
- I'm moving ... out of your range .. I'll especially miss Luciana's
show Thursday, and all the other classical music programs. I can get
classical music ... there, but not Luciana's warm voice and wonderful
selection of old music. ...
[we] love Pizzicato ... Luciana Lombardi does a wonderful job and her taste in music is impeccable.
Thank you so much ... for all your contributions to this community over the years. ...
You used to be an institution, like the Cooper House [in downtown Santa Cruz before the earthquake]
Official Letters and Award
KUSP 'Pataphysician of the Year--1989
KUSP Commendation Letter--2000
KUSP Commendation Letter--2003