Obituary: Christopher Felcyn, longtime classical radio host in Detroit, 67

Posted on: October 3, 2018

“Christopher Felcyn, a longtime Detroit radio personality and host of ‘The Well Tempered Wireless’ for classical music station WRCJ, has died,” writes Meira Gebel in Sunday’s (9/30) Detroit Free Press. “Felcyn, 67, died at his home on Friday…. ‘He was one of the best interviewers in the business, a talented pianist, and an ultimate professional with wit and creativity in sharing classical music,’ Detroit Public TV, which manages WRCJ, said … A Detroit native, Felcyn was the host of classical/jazz music program ‘The Listening Room’ on … WDET 101.9 FM, and later on WRCJ for more than 30 years. He hosted ‘The Well Tempered Wireless,’ a mid-day weekday show, up until his death. ‘The Listening Room’ was distinctively Felcyn, where listeners got a sense of his broad musical tastes across all genres…. Said Mark Stryker, former classical music critic for the Free Press, ‘He had an ability to make you feel like you and he were friends.’ … Felcyn began working for Detroit Public Television in the early 1970s as a producer and director…. In the 1990s he left DPTV to establish his video production company, Matchcut Productions, and returned full-time as radio host when WRCJ began broadcasting in 2005.”

Posted October 3, 2018