Along with many Monterey Bay listeners, we tuned into 103.9FM Monday evening to enjoy a bit of Mozart with our dinner, only to hear—gasp!—elevator muzak from somewhere in the 70s. What had happened?

This is what happened. The Central Coast’s only classical music station abruptly morphed into a soft rock, contemporary oldies station. No warning, nothing.  “It is with great regret that we must tell you the station’s format has been changed,” was what we found on the station’s website yesterday.

We are not amused. Guess we are not the cultured community of arts lovers we always pretended to be. Another sign that we are being forced into collective homogeneity.