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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May 13, 2013

11:01 PM
Two Romances
Artist : Alexander Kniazev, cello
Album :
Composer : Peter Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 62061
Conductor : Constantine Orbelian
Orchestra : Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : RO
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Warner
11:06 PM
Spellbound Concerto
Artist : Stephen Hough, piano
Album :
Composer : Miklos Rozsa
Catalog : 442425
Conductor : John Mauceri
Orchestra : Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Instrument : JOP
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Philips
11:19 PM
A Day in November (Un Dia di Noviembre)
Artist : Lily Afshar, guitar
Album :
Composer : Leo Brouwer
Catalog : 31919
Instrument : X
TrackNumber : 4
ReleaseYear : 2002
Label : Archer
11:25 PM
Concerto for 2 Violins
Artist : Julia Fischer, violin
Album :
Composer : Johann Sebastian Bach
Catalog : 12490
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 1
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : London/Decca
11:40 PM
The Birds
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 437533
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Instrument : S
TrackNumber : 1
Label : DG