Programs A-Z

  • Chet DeLong, Chris Johnston, and Rich Baker soldier on as Bluegrass Ramble hosts. In fact, they’re on “pick it” duty every Saturday from 8 pm to midnight and Sunday 6 – 9 pm.

    Check out our

  • Every Friday at 1 p.m. host Christopher Purdy will play two hours of music requested by you, our listeners.

    It could be one of your favorite classical pieces or something by a favorite classical composer or artist, either for yourself or...

  • Andrea Blain was born and raised in the Midwest, but lived in Northern Ireland for 33 years, working as a freelance musician, teacher and journalist. She joined the BBC in 1998 and worked in various capacities in the areas of classical music,...

  • A founding voice of Classical 24, Bob Christiansen has managed to combine his knowledge of classical music and history with a sharp wit and a talent for foreign languages into a 48-year radio career.

    His degree is in history, but his on...

  • Wake up with Boyce Lancaster! Every weekday from 6-10 am.

  • Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media, and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host.

  • John Rittmeyer will ease you through the afternoon and evening from 3 to 7 pm.

  • Lynne Warfel celebrates 30 years as a broadcaster in 2014. She started in Los Angeles in 1984 at the venerable commercial classical station KFAC, and also worked at KUSC.

    She then lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for five years working in a...

  • Scott Blankenship started his radio career in college when he began working as a volunteer at a local cable radio station, announcing alternative and new rock music. His love and appreciation of classical music began at public radio station...

  • Valerie Kahler started playing cello and piano in 3rd grade, but didn't officially fall under the spell of classical music until high school when she began exploring her parents' LP collection. There, tucked between the Herb Alpert and an...

  • Special concerts and recitals from far and wide, Fridays at 7pm.

  • Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories. Tune in every Saturday morning at 8 am or Sunday evening at 6pm.

  • Showcasing local concerts by the Columbus Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, The Ohio State University School of Music, Chamber Music Columbus and more, Sundays at 1pm.

  • Concierto is America's first nationally distributed bilingual (Spanish-English) classical music program that calls special attention to the contributions to the art form by Latin-American and Spanish composers and performers.

  • Music you know you know, even if you don’t know you know it, Mondays at 7pm with host Christopher Purdy.

  • Each week, Exploring Music features a five-program series examining a single theme. These themes cover the entire spectrum of classical music, ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time...

  • Fretworks is an hour-long program featuring the world of the classical guitar as a solo instrument or member of an ensemble, with an occasional lute or mandolin player.

    The music ranges from old to new and includes the great...

  • Each one hour long episode of From the Top presents five high-caliber performances, along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians. From the Top is taped before live audiences in...

  • In the Key of D’anzmayr, hosted by Classical 101 Morning Announcer Boyce Lancaster, is a series of conversations with David Danzmayr, the new music director for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

  • “Mozart Minute,” hosted by Jennifer Hambrick, Classical 101 Midday Announcer, takes a look at the life of Mozart and little known tidbits and trivia about the Austrian composer, in a minute

  • Performances by your neighbors and international artists and ensembles visiting Columbus.

  • Two hours of sacred choral music hosted by Classical 101’s Christopher Purdy.

  • Opera Abbreviated, hosted by Christopher Purdy, Classical 101 Producer, gives you the plotlines without the platitudes with quick synopses of the operas in The Met’s “Live in HD” series.

  • Host Christopher Purdy features one opera each week followed by the an art song, aria, and solo vocal releases as time permits. 

  • Performance Today features live concert recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, as well as in-studio performances and interviews. Also, each week composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical music game, the Piano Puzzler....

  • The best operatic performances from yesterday and today.

  • Sundays are made for sleeping in, gathering with family or friends for a leisurely brunch, going to worship, or relaxing alone with the crossword puzzle a steaming mug of coffee.

    Sunday Baroque...

  • Acclaimed orchestral recordings with host John Rittmeyer, Thursdays at 7pm.

  • Want some Mozart for lunch? Join Jennifer Hambrick weekdays at noon for music by Mozart and his friends in the Amadeus Deli.

  • The American Sound showcases a variety of the most beautiful, inspiring classical music with an American accent.

    Each week we’ll explore masterworks by great American composers past and present like Aaron Copland, Leonard...

  • Listen to the The Metropolitan Opera on Classical 101 every Saturday afternoon starting December 5, 2015. The broadcast start at 1pm unless noted otherwise.

    If you would like to request a printed copy of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD...

  • Unmute is a Classical 101 podcast that explores classical music in video games. 

    Think video games are just for teenage boys? Think again – video games are a massive industry that are producing huge variety of incredible music that we’ll...