More Local Classical
4:05 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

WKAR Radio Brings Local Classical Music to Saturdays

Peter Whorf's What's New at WKAR  and Jody Knol's 90.5 Community  Concerts can now be heard twice each week as WKAR expands it's local classical hours to include Saturday afternoons. | Give Now Online to support local classical music on the air in mid-Michigan.

Ralph Votapek
Ralph Votapek
Credit WKAR-MSU

Every week, WKAR's locally-produced classical music programs highlight the best in global, national and local new recordings. Peter Whorf's What's New at WKAR  and Jody Knol's 90.5 Community  Concerts can now be heard twice each week as WKAR expands it's local classical hours to include Saturday afternoons.

Beginning April 6, 90.5 WKAR now offers locally produced classical music from noon-3 p.m.

A Large Classical Community

“The WKAR classical community is a large one, with outstanding musical artists. Each year WKAR Radio produces concerts featuring the area’s symphony orchestras, soloists and musical ensembles for broadcast. We decided it was time that those concerts had more than one broadcast time, to bring them to the largest possible audience,” says WKAR Radio Station Manager Peter Whorf.

What's New on WKAR - now also Saturdays at noon

At noon, listeners can enjoy two hours of selections from new releases in WKAR’s extensive classical music library with What’s New On WKAR. The program also airs Friday afternoons at 2 p.m., but the Saturday broadcast will repeat the program from the week prior so those listening on both days can enjoy different programs.

90.5 Community Concerts - now also Saturdays at 2 p.m.

At 2 p.m., a new season of 90.5 Community Concerts will be aired. This will be an encore of the program airing the previous Tuesday at 7 p.m. Among the orchestras and ensembles heard in this season will be the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the MSU Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, the Lange Chorale Ensemble, the Arts Chorale of Greater Lansing, Sphinx Virtuosi and soloists from the MSU College of Music.