After two-year hiatus, California’s KVMR adds back classical programming

Posted on: June 21, 2018

“It’s back. Classical music returns to KVMR 89.5 FM with Classics Declassified, a new program … airing the first and third Sundays with the occasional fifth Sunday,” reads an unsigned Wednesday (6/20) article in the Union (Grass Valley, CA). The two-hour program on the Nevada City, California radio station “features a revolving all-star lineup of hosts including local music scholars, teachers and composers…. ‘For nearly two years there had been no classical programming at KVMR,’ said [KVMR broadcaster Ralph] Henson…. ‘We’ve been able to involve several DJs that love and are passionate about classical music, along with local non-profits and concert presenters.’ … KVMR’s history with classical music dates back to its inception in 1978…. ‘When KVMR moved from classical to a more experimental fare earlier last decade, there was still an all-classical station in Sacramento,’ said Steve Baker, KVMR program director…. In addition to airing live concerts performed by InConcert Sierra, Music in the Mountains and the Auburn Symphony, DJs have also been exploring … an array of new composers, artists and themes…. During a recent membership drive, Classics Declassified raised over $3,000 … ‘by far, the most support classical music has ever received in one of our on-air fundraisers,’ said Baker.”

Posted June 21, 2018