Schedule Changes Coming to Classical 101

Classical 101(Photo: WOSU)
Classical 101(Photo: WOSU)

Beginning September 2, Classical 101 begins to roll out several changes to its programming schedule to reflect its commitment to music education for children and more locally produced performances for its listeners.

Drive time

John Rittmeyer moves from 2–5pm to 3–7pm, allowing him to accompany your drive home in the afternoons and to help you unwind at the end of your work day. Consequently, Performance Today will no longer be heard weekdays but can be heard for two hours on Sundays from 6 to 8pm. Jennifer Hambrick will extend her shift to 3pm, Monday–Thursday.

Kids Programming

On Saturdays, Classics for Kids moves to 8am, immediately followed by Boyce Lancaster’s morning show at 8:06am. Then at 5pm, there will be a rebroadcast of the previous week’s From the Top. Our bilingual Latin American program, Concierto, which debuted last month, airs from 8 to 10pm.

On Sundays, From the Top moves to 5pm, followed by new additions Classics for Kids at 6pm and Performance Today Weekend at 6:06pm. Pipedreams will no longer air Sundays, but organ music will be in the Musica Sacra series airing from 8 to 10pm.

More local programming

Symphony@7 is being replaced by several programs to provide more opportunities to hear our locally produced programs. Both Fretworks and The American Sound will be repeated from the previous weekend. A new series with host Christopher Purdy, called Essential Classics, begins Monday, September 8 and runs through December.

We hope you will give the changes a listen and let us know how we’re doing. Take a peek at the new weekly schedule.

  • Tony Tertuliani

    I immensely enjoy that Performance Today will no longer interrupt my drive home. I am excited to hear that we will be getting more local talent on WOSA.

    • NEJ3900

      I agree, except I will miss the Wednesday Piano Puzzlers. Those were fun.

  • Ben Freudenreich

    I’m sorry to lose Pipedreams. I like organ music whether it is sacred or profane.

  • Drew Smith

    I am very, VERY disappointed in the elimination of Pipe Dreams.
    First (a while ago) you cut with Heart and Voice (perfect music for a Sunday morning) and then you relegate Pipe Dreams to the dreadful hour of 10:00 pm; then get rid of Pipe Dreams all together. I do not think you know your audience anymore. Are budgets so tight you need to engineer the joy out of listening to a, once great, public radio station?

  • Trish Callis

    I miss Performance Today very much. I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of organ music in general, but I loved Pipe Dreams. With Heart and Voice is a huge loss! Fortunately, I can hear it on other internet radio stations.