This morning, weâre proud to bring to the airwaves the first new publicÂ radio station in Columbus in over a half century. At 101.1 on the FM dial, Classical 101 is the hub of a network of all-classical radio stations providing the beauty and power of the greatestÂ music ever created. Classical 101 will enhance the performing arts of central Ohio by beingÂ a pathway to greater involvement and by engaging a new generationÂ of classical listeners through broadcast, online and public engagementÂ initiatives. As part of Ohio Stateâs land-grant heritage, our goal is to improve ourÂ communities, to enrich lives, to expand possibilities. Classical 101 accomplishes all three of those goals as it reaches over 2Â million Ohioans with this unique and valuable service. Congratulations to WOSU and to the Columbus community!
Then WOSU's Boyce Lancaster took over to introduce the first piece of music to be played on the new station, John Rutter's "Gloria", have a listen: [powerpress] [caption id="attachment_17963" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="WOSU staff members toast the launch of Classical 101 on the morning of December 15, 2010."]