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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February 18, 2013

11:01 PM
The Last Sleep of the Virgin
Artist : Anthony Ross, cello
Album :
Composer : Jules Massenet
Catalog : 99
Conductor : Eiji Oue
Orchestra : Minnesota Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 5
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Reference
11:06 PM
Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano
Artist : Fabrizio Meloni, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 2076
Instrument : UR
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Concerto
11:16 PM
In Paradisum (Into Paradise): Subvenite
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Gregorian Chant
Catalog : 11489
Orchestra : Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 2
ReleaseYear : 2008
Label : London/Decca
11:18 PM
Air and Rondo
Artist : Anthony Camden, oboe
Album :
Composer : George Frideric Handel
Catalog : 553430
Conductor : Nicholas Ward
Orchestra : City of London Sinfonia
Instrument : NU
TrackNumber : 13
Label : Naxos
11:26 PM
Symphony No. 5
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog : 523
Conductor : Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Orchestra : Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Oehms