Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: April 8, 2011

Janet Chen of ProMusica joins Boyce Lancaster to celebrate Founders' Day on Classical 101 (Picture below). Joining us to celebrate Founders' Day in photos above: BalletMet's Gerard Charles with Jennifer Hambrick of Classical 101; Dr. Rick Blatti of OSU School of Music with Christopher Purdy; Christine Mortine with John Rittmeyer of Classical 101; and at the top we have Christopher with Bill Boggs of Opera Columbus in our Radio Studios today (with Yo Yo Ma in the background).

We had an ambitious goal last Friday — to raise $101,000 in a one day pledge drive to support the programming for the new 101.1 FM – Classical 101 station. It was a day of celebration that Columbus has an all-classical radio station, shared with our FM stations in Mansfield, Marion, Coshocton and Portsmouth. We were so thankful for our many performing arts partners who contributed special gifts for the Founders’ Day event and took to the air throughout the day. The final results? $112,245 from 570 contributors who became founding members of Classical 101. It’s not too late for you to join this prestigious group — call us at 614-292-9678 and ask for Membership or go online at www.wosu.org/founders