Programs A-Z

  • Afterglow is a weekly one-hour program of jazz and American popular song hosted by Mark Chilla.

    The origins of Afterglow are rather misty now, but dogged detective work based entirely on an...

  • From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, it’s time for the best in Blues on Beale Street Caravan!

    Beale Street Caravan is a one hour radio series broadcasting live recordings of...

  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is a one-hour program hosted by Elliott Forrest, which features live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. Programs feature...

  • The central mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to present classical music through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Chicago, national and international audiences.

    The CSO <...

  • Highlights of performances from the Inland Northwest and around the world.

  • Fascinatin' Rhythm explores the history and themes of American popular music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim. These weekly "radio essays," illustrated by recordings, won the 1994 George Foster Peabody Award for letting ...

  • Broadcast on nearly 100 stations nationwide, Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical is a weekly radio program showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood – songs from the turn of the 20th century to today.  Bill...

  • Michael Patoray hosts two hours of jazz to kick off the weekend.

  • From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most exceptional pre-college age classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents five young performers or ensembles whose...

  • Here's how host Kevin Brown describes his show Front Porch Bluegrass:

    "I love the classic sounds of the first and second generations of bluegrass. There is something timeless and deep in the voice of...

  • Classical guitarist Leon Atkinson joins Verne Windham in the KPBX studio for an hour of live and recorded music.

  • Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods.

  • Hearts of Space grew out of former architect Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, ambient and contemplative music. Beginning in 1973, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program on...

  • Spokane Public Radio listeners get three hours of Dan Maher's Inland Folk program on Sundays. The first hour stands alone at 3 p.m. and the following two hours air at their traditional time from 8-10 p.m. The celebrated folk...

  • Monday night's Jazz host is KPBX's Jan Munstedt, herself a third-generation musician with great jazz appreciation and an eclectic touch. She often features a long look at a theme or a favorite performer, or a show can take its own...

  • SPR's Operations Manager Brian Flick spins selections for a Friday afternoon.

  • NPR Music, Member Station WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center unite to create the next generation of jazz programming from public radio. Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America...

  • Jazz Odyssey is your journey through the world of Modern Jazz. Host Chris Kuborn takes the listener on a musical journey through the latest sounds in Jazz.

    Each week Jazz Odyssey...

  • John Johnson conducts a tour of the obscure world of early rock and pop music. The 95% of records that never got commercial airtime have a home, Johnson’s Improbable History of Pop features those artists who fell through the commercial cracks.<...

  • KPBX hosts play selections from the classical music library.

    Monday-Friday 9:00am-11:00am with Verne Windham
    Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm with Jan Munstedt
    Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm with Leonard Oakland

  • Carlos Alden hosts a program that is half Celtic and half children's music.

  • Jim Tevenan plays selections from recently released albums in the Classical world.

  • Night Lights, WFIU's weekly jazz program hosted by David Brent Johnson, focuses on the 1945-1990 era, a timespan that, as Johnson notes, "weirdly parallels Miles Davis on record and the Cold...

  • Performance Today has been a staple of KPBX afternoon programming for two decades, featuring...

  • A mix of live performance with new and classic recordings from our library that shows the great beauty and scope of the world of the piano, its players and the boundless variety of its music.

  • Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged...

  • The Saturday Café is a weekly two-hour musical journey to the far-flung corners of the world. Since 1987, host Michael Patoray has presented both traditional and contemporary music representing the other 7...

  • We are on earth. What do we do about it? All of this space, so many ways to turn our senses onto new soundscapes that parallel yet challenge generations, continents, belief systems. Soundspace with Zan pushes the parameters of...

  • Swingin' Down the Lane is dedicated to keeping the big band sound alive and well. Big bands have been around since the 1920's, and the recent interest in swing music has rekindled the flame. New generations are thrilling to...

  • The Brazilian Hour, made possible by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, promotes the best Brazilian music and culture all around the world. The Cultural Sector of Brazil in Los Angeles created The Brazilian Hour...

  • World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of...