I've never understood why classical music is the only genre, and it is very niche, deemed worthy of its own publicly funded radio station.
Seems very elitist to me.
What makes classical music different from Reggae, Country or even Scandinavian Black Metal?
Apart from old fashioned middle class ideas of "high culture" etc.
There is a reason why it's called 'classical'. Having a station dedicated to it is hardly elitist. What better way to make it available to the masses? Every other country in the western world does this. Except Nu Ziland, apparently.