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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December 09, 2012

11:01 PM
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Traditional
Catalog : 5226
Conductor : Howard Cable
Orchestra : Symphony Nova Scotia
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 12
ReleaseYear : 2003
Label : CBC
11:06 PM
Adoration of the Magi
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 266
Conductor : JoAnn Falletta
Orchestra : Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 7
ReleaseYear : 2008
11:15 PM
In the Fen Country
Artist : Hagai Shaham, violin
Album :
Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 440116
Conductor : Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra : New Queen's Hall Orchestra
Instrument : O
TrackNumber : 6
Label : Argo
11:31 PM
I Am the True Vine
Artist :
Album :
Composer : Arvo Part
Catalog : 907242
Conductor : Paul Hillier
Orchestra : Pro Arte Singers
Instrument : L
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Harmonia Mundi
11:40 PM
Artist : Ruth Palmer, violin
Album :
Composer : John Tavener
Catalog : 35134
Conductor : Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Instrument : ORr
TrackNumber : 8
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : EMI