Classical 24 on KBIA in HD

On HD-1: Weekdays 12:00am-4:00am, 11:00pm-Midnight; Sundays 11:00pm-Midnight; On HD-2: Weekdays 4:00am-9pm, Saturdays 5:00am-11:00am

Classical 24 is a syndicated, satellite-delivered public service providing classical music to its carrying stations. It generally airs overnights on many non-commercial and a handful of commercial classical music stations. However, the service is operated 24 hours a day and is used by some stations during the day to augment their schedules. It was co-created by a partnership between Minnesota Public Radio and Public Radio international to fulfill the need for a comprehensive classic music service for stations to supplement their schedules. As part of this partnership, the service is produced by Minnesota Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. It began operation on December 1, 1995.

Unlike most mainstream classical music stations, Classical 24 adheres to a "clock" that typically consists of one or two short selections at the beginning of the hour, followed by a longer work such as a symphony, and then a short piece or two to close the hour. Classical 24 also requires two breaks per hour (one in the overnight) and a mandatory break at the top of the hour for announcements and station identification. The service also has a six minute "cutaway" at the top of the hour during the day for subscribers to air news programming.

Classical 24 employs live hosts instead of using voice tracking. To make the sound as "local" as possible, there are no identifications given to the listener that they are listening to Classical 24. Only the host's name is given. For stations to automate breaks, a special decoder must be purchased and used.

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January 15, 2013

11:01 PM
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416362
Orchestra : Academy Chamber Ensemble
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Philips
11:06 PM
Violin Sonata No. 10
Artist : Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 61219
Instrument : Rr
TrackNumber : 4
Label : RCA
11:36 PM
Lieutenant Kije Suite: Troika
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Sergei Prokofiev
Catalog : 80683
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2007
Label : Telarc
11:39 PM
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Tarquinio Merula
Catalog : 9820
Conductor : Jordi Savall
Orchestra : Hesperion XXI
Instrument : XS
TrackNumber : 13
Label : Alia Vox
11:43 PM
Waltz No. 1
Artist : Antonin Kubalek, piano
Album :
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90121
Instrument : P
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Dorian
11:47 PM
Bassoon Concerto
Artist : Mathieu Lussier, bassoon
Album :
Composer : Christoph Graupner
Catalog : 3162
Conductor : Genevieve Soly
Orchestra : L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses
Instrument : NUv
TrackNumber : 6
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : Analekta