Programs

Hosts
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Emilio Alvarez

Emilio Alvarez got his start in radio at a jazz station, had a brief detour in country radio, and is glad to have returned to his classical music roots. He is a life-long cellist, and his compositions have been featured in multiple concerts and stage productions.

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Jeffrey Blair

Host and Producer of Workbench, KMFA by Request, and Choral Classics, Jeffrey presents classical music with knowledge and humor.

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Guillermo Delgado

Guillermo Delgado is a trained tenor and music teacher who performs regularly in the Austin area. His hobbies include playing guitar, winning his fantasy football league, and spending time with his dog Moonshine.

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Dianne Donovan

Montreal-born Dianne Donovan is a veteran broadcaster who lives and loves music. Hear her on Midday Oasis and Classical Austin.

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Lara Downes

A sought-after performer, Billboard Chart-topping recording artist, producer, curator, activist, and arts advocate, Lara Downes has been called “an explorer whose imagination is fired by bringing notice to the underrepresented and forgotten.”

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Tyler Ehrlich

Tyler Ehrlich serves as a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student in wind conducting at The University of Texas at Austin. In this role, he assists with conducting and administrating the university's concert bands, athletic bands, conducting courses, and the new music ensemble. 

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Jess Griggs

Jess Griggs is a producer, writer, and musician based in Austin, Texas. Jess has worked in a variety of music and media institutions in Austin and on the east coast.

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Judlyne Lilly-Gibson

Host and Producer of Staccato, a 90-second feature covering classical music news all over the world.

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Anthony McSpadden

A native Texan whose career began at WRR in Dallas, Anthony McSpadden is a multi-faceted programmer and announcer now in his third decade in radio. Anthony has too many favorites to count and loves finding new music to share with his audience.

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Sara Schneider

After studying musicology at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Michigan native Sara Schneider put her love of music to work at KMFA.

KMFA Programs
Breakfast blend

Breakfast Blend

Kick-start your weekday mornings with invigorating music.

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Choral Classics

An exploration of the rich tradition of choral music from the earliest chant to the most recent releases.

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Classical Austin

A weekly interview and music show, with host, Dianne Donovan, that highlights upcoming events and artists of the classical music scene in Austin/Central Texas.

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Classical Guitar Alive

The only nationally syndicated guitar radio program in the U.S. is produced right here at KMFA.

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Early Music Now

A one-hour showcase of early music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque.

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From the Butler School

From the Butler School presents the best performances from student musicians in the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas - Austin.

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KMFA by Request

Monday-Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., we play an hour of music requested by our listeners.

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KMFA: Live at Round Top

KMFA Classical 89.5 brings you a special series of broadcasts highlighting the finest performances by 2019 Round Top Summer Festival Institute faculty and young artists.

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Listen Local

Listen Local is a series of locally-produced radio broadcasts of Austin's finest classical music performances to bring local performances to larger audiences.

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Midday Oasis

Looking for a peaceful getaway? Join Dianne Donovan weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Night Music

This four hour program of music eases you from the day into the evening. Lots of great music presented with minimal talk.

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Pianoforte

Pianoforte celebrates the art of the piano and traces the evolution of music written for keyboard.

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PipeWorks

Host Chris Teel explores music written for the pipe organ.

Rideshare

Rideshare

No matter where you’re headed, KMFA is in the co-pilot’s seat with Rideshare every weekday afternoon.

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Staccato

Quick notes dotting the classical music landscape.

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Workbench

Workbench is a classical music sandbox.

National Programs
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts present two-hours of dynamic and innovative commentary, which takes the listener behind the scenes and into the music.

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Classical Americana

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Composer's Datebook

Composers Datebook is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present.

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Concierto

Concierto is a weekly program presented in Spanish and English that features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.

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Feminine Fusion

“Feminine Fusion” is a weekly radio program that highlights the influence of women in classical music.

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From the Top

From the Top features the amazing performances and captivating stories of extraordinary young classical musicians.

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Gateways Radio

Gateways Radio presents fresh, exciting performances highlighting musicians of African descent.

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Metropolitan Opera

The 89th season of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts.

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - On Stage

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Performance Today

APM's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement.

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sounds of thirteen new one-hour radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

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Sunday Baroque

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it.

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by Elliott Forrest, features live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world.

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Wind & Rhythm