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WIAA 88.7 FM – Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is a radio station in Northern Michigan. WIAA is one of four stations of Interlochen Public Radio (IPR). This station is operated by the Interlochen Center for the Arts and its studios are on the center’s campus in Interlochen, Michigan. WIAA began broadcasting in 1963 at 88.3 FM and in 1985, the station moved to 88.7 FM. WIAA is committed to providing classical music and other fine arts programming to entertain, inform and enrich Northern Michigan region. WIAA strives to provide the best and broadest selection of classical music and fine arts programming heard in the country.
WIAA repeats its programming on WICV (100.9 FM) in East Jordan and WIAB (88.5 FM) in Mackinaw City. WIAA programming is also heard in Manistee, Michigan, on translator station W273BO at 102.5 FM, which is owned by Radio Assist Ministry and also since 2000 WIAA has a translator station in Traverse City. 

 

Examples of programs: Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin, Pipedreams SymphonyCast

 

Contact: Main Campus Street Address (for overnight deliveries):
Interlochen Center for the Arts | 4000 Highway M-137 | Interlochen, MI 49643
Main Campus Mailing Address: Interlochen Center for the Arts
PO Box 199 | Interlochen, MI 49643-0199
Email: Executive Director colbrese@wiaa.com

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WNYCWNYC 93.9 FM and 820 AM is a public radio station in New York City, New York. WNYC FM began broadcasting in 1922 and WNYC AM started two years later in 1924. WNYC is broadcasted from lower Manhattan. The station transmits nationally-syndicated news and culture programming and its Internet radio broadcasts. WNYC provides news programs,interviews with musicians, critics, journalists, live musical performances in mix of genres, including indie rock, jazz, classical, and world music. WNYC radio personalities include Margaret Juntwait, an announcer and classical music host and John Schaefer, a music show host.
WNYC‘s station helps keep the arts thriving in our community by making wonderful classical music accessible to all. WNYC‘s schedule also includes a number of unique programs produced in its own studios, such as Concerts from the Frick Collection, Evening Music with David Garland. Concerts from the Frick Collection is New York debuts of nationally and internationally acclaimed classical musicians in partnership with the Frick Collection.
Evening Music with David Garland provides the full history of classical music, sometimes emphasizing a particular composer, instrument, or compositional approach.

Examples of programs: Evening Music with David Garland, New Sounds

 

Contact: WNYC Radio Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.
Tel: (646) 829-4000 for general inquiries, (646) 829-4400 for business calls
E-mail: listenerservices@wnyc.org

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WMUKWMUK 102.1 FM is a public radio station in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMUK began in 1951 as WMCR at what was then known as Western Michigan College. WMCR became WMUK in 1961, Western Michigan University. Now, WMUK 102.1 FM is Owned and operated by Western Michigan University. WMUK‘s broadcast schedule includes locally produced and hosted classical music programming, interviews, and information about music and WMUK 102.1 FM regularly broadcasts programs featuring internationally renowned orchestras and operas. WMUK provides comprehensive classical music programming, combining original productions, distinctive specialty programs, live concert presentations and the talents of local and nationally-recognized hosts.
In 1994 WMUK acquired its own transmitter tower and site through a donation from Fetzer Broadcasting Services.
WMUK is a charter member of both National Public Radio and the Michigan Public Radio Network.

 

 Examples of programs: Performance Today, Mid-Day Classics, Pipedreams

 
Contact: Mailing Address: WMUK | Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue | Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Tel: Station: (269) 387-5715 News: (269) 387-5717
FAX: (269) 387-4630

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WIUMWIUM 91.3 FM is a radio station in Macomb, Illinois, in west-central Illinois. WIUM is licensed by Western Illinois University. In 1956 WWKS (named for William Kimbrough Shake, who installed the equipment) began broadcasting, as educational radio. In 1970 WWKS becomes WIUM. WIUM broadcasted and broadcasts classical music, the uniquely American sounds of jazz and folk music.
WIUM’s broadcast schedule includes locally produced and hosted classical music programming, jazz, interviews, and information about music occurring in the west-central Illinois region. WIUM regularly broadcasts programs featuring internationally renowned orchestras, opera. Great works – broadcast complete – by the foremost composers are complemented by intriguing discoveries from the past and certainly the best of today’s compositions. It transmits 24 hours a day.
In 2005 WIUM became the first University-licensed public radio service in the state of Illinois to begin broadcasting with HD (high definition) Radio technology.

 
Examples of programs: Perfomance today, Classical 24

 

Contact: WIUM 1 University Circle | Macomb, IL 61455 | Call (800) 895-2912

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WUISWUIS 91.9 FM is a radio station in Springfield, Illinois. The station is owned by the University of Illinois at Springfield. WUIS began broadcasting in 1975. Music Director Karl Scroggin began working at the station in 1977, and began as host of the midday Classics program in 1984. For twenty years, Karl has educated listeners about classical music and the arts scene in Central Illinois. WUIS 91.9 FM broadcasts schedule includes locally produced and hosted classical music programming, interviews, and information about music and internationally renowned orchestras and operas. WUIS broadcasts the Sangamon Auditorium concerts of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. WUIS has also long been committed to a wide variety of musical programs, including Bluegrass Breakdown, the classical Lincoln Library Concert, the eclectic modern folk of Nightsounds, in addition to Celtic, new age, jazz, and blues music. WUIS 91.9 FM is also a member station of both National Public Radio and Public Radio International, and regularly broadcasts programs and specials from other sources too.

 
Examples of programs: Classics w/ Karl Scroggin; Lincoln Library Concert

 

Contact: WUIS | University of Illinois at Springfield | One University Plaza, MS WUIS-130
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Phone: (217) 206-6516 or 1-866-206-WUIS (9847)

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KWTUKWTU 88.7 FM is a classical music radio station in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Most of the station’s classical programming comes from National Public Radio. KWTU is owned and operated by The University of Tulsa. KWTU is a listener-supported service of the University of Tulsa and , in part, it is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. KWTU began broadcasting in 2004 and owes a debt of gratitude to John K. Major, owner of Tulsa’s first commercial classical music station. Classical 88.7 KWTU broadcasts from Kendall Hall on the TU campus. From a tower located near Coweta, Oklahoma, KWTU serves Tulsa with 5,000 watts. KWTU is the first station in Oklahoma to broadcast in digital HD Radio. KWTU provides comprehensive classical music programming, combining original productions, distinctive specialty programs, live concert presentations and the talents of local and nationally-recognized hosts. KWTU helps keep the arts thriving in our community by making wonderful classical music accessible to all.

 
Examples of programs: Classical music, Symphonycast, Exploring music

 

Contact: Public Radio Tulsa | 600 S. College Ave. | Tulsa, OK 74104
campus location Kendall Hall 150 | studios (918) 631-2577 | fax (918) 631-3695
Email: answers@publicradiotulsa.org

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WHQRWHQR 91.3 FM is licensed to Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.  WHQR is a radio station broadcasting a Public Radio format. The station is currently owned by Friends of Public Radio. WHQR began broadcasting in 1984 as a non-profit, non-commercial full-service radio station affiliated with National Public Radio and Public Radio International. WHQR 91.3 FM offers a wide variety of music and information: NPR News, Classical music, easy listening, Jazz, Blues, and Folk. Favorites from classical music’s masters as well as less widely known treasures from the repertoire combine to provide a rich and enlightening musical journey for WHQR‘s listeners.
It broadcasts a lot of classical music, several original programs, for example, Smooth Landings, Evening Concert and so on. Smooth Landings airs Monday till Friday 6:30pm – 7:00pm and it has been called “the coolest half hour on radio.” Smooth Landings plays an eclectic mix of music ranging from classical, jazz, new age and features local artists from Wilmington.

 
Examples of programs: Morning musics, midday musics, evening classics; Smooth Landings

 

Contact: WHQR Public Radio | 254 N. Front Street | Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 343-1640 Fax: (910) 251-8693
Email: whqr@whqr.org

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WGBHWGBH 89.7 FM is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a public radio station. WGBH began broadcasting in 1951. It started from performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. WGBH provides comprehensive classical music programming, combining original productions, distinctive specialty programs, live concert presentations and the talents of wonderful hosts. Today, WGBH broadcasts a mixed-format of classical, jazz, folk, blues, Celtic music and NPR News. WGBH informs, inspires, and entertains millions of people not only in Boston, but across the country and around the world. WGBH broadcasts live in-studio performances and interviews, as well as live broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from Symphony Hall (on Friday afternoons when the orchestra is scheduled to play), and Tanglewood (on Sunday afternoons in the summer). WGBH has all-classical music HD Radio. 

 

Contact: WGBH, P.O. Box 200, Boston, MA 02134.
Phone: 617-300-5400, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

 

KLRE 90.5 FM or Classical 90.5 is a radio station in Little Rock, Arkansas. KLRE began broadcasting in 1973. Since 1988, all NPR news and talk programming moved to KUAR during the day, while KLRE began running exclusively classical music. Classical broadcasts are the most appealing classical music from every era, with special emphasis on new releases and music of timely interest. Great works – broadcast complete – by the foremost composers are complemented by intriguing discoveries from the past and certainly the best of today’s compositions.
KLRE brings you programs such as, Classical Music with Scott Blankenship, with John Zech, with Bob Christiansen, Performance Today with Fred Child, Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Performance Today with Fred Child features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe, as well as interviews, news and features. Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program. It delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each week presents a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

 

Examples of programs: Exploring Music, Performance Today, Classical Music with Scott Blankenship, with John Zech, with Bob Christiansen

 

Contact: KLRE/KUAR-FM | 2801 S. University Ave. | Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Phone: 800-952-2528, 501-569-8485


 

WBHM 90.3 FM is licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, USA. WBHM serves the Birmingham area and through repeater WSGN also serves the Gadsden area. WBHM began broadcasting in 1976. WBHM became Birmingham’s first full-time classical station since the demise of a commercial FM outlet. The station is licensed to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where it maintains its studios. WBHM is a National Public Radio affiliate. It also primarily features classical music programming and news. WBHM won two RTNDA Murrow awards for Region 9 (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas). NPR’s World of Opera is hosted Lisa Simeone, it features compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of Opera is every Wednesday night at 7 p.m., World of Opera broadcasts the seminal operas of the 17th century; the “bel canto” masterpieces of Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini; the revolutionary 19th-century works of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner; and, of course, operas in the “true-to-life” verismo style of Puccini and Mascagni.

 

Examples of programs: Classical music with Ward Jacobson, Classical music with Scott Blankenship, Classical music with Bob Christiansen

 

Contact: WBHM PUBLIC RADIO | 650 11th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: Toll Free: (800) 444-9246 Voice: (205) 934-2606 Fax: (205) 934-5075