Programs A-Z

  • Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts present the full range of orchestral works with top tier soloists and guest conductors like Yo-Yo Ma, Matthias Goerne, and Daniil Trifonov, as well as Esa-Pekka Salonen,...

  • Traditional, old-time and classic folk music with Don Pedi.

    Since 1985 local dulcimer player Don Pedi has served as an on air host at WCQS. Close to Home features traditional, old-Time, and classic folk music. The show airs on Saturdays...

  • Hosted by old time musician Wayne Erbsen, Country Roots is devoted to bluegrass and old-time country music and is WCQS’ longest running program. From archival recordings to up-n-coming youngin's with a banjo and a fiddle, Wayne gets it kickin’...

  • Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to WCQS listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio...

  • Host Richard Layman gets the joint jumping on the Jazz Shack each Friday night from 10 to midnight with gutsy, rootsy, archival jazz recordings.

    Layman began spinning discs on WCQS in 1993. The Jazz Shack airs Fridays from 10 p.m. to...

  • Hosted by long time WCQS classical music announcer Chip Kaufmann, it features not only selections from the Blue Ridge Public Radio library but also selections from his own private collection of classical recordings.

  • Piano Jazz is a forum for jazz legends and influential performers as well as up-and-coming talents. Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Max Roach, Cassandra Wilson and Tony Bennett are among the over 400 guests who have...

  • Tune in Saturday nights at 10 for three hours of smooth sounds from Jamal Jabali and Round Midnight. From Charlie Parker to modern R&B, Round Midnight plays just the right music for your Saturday night.

    Jamal Jabali has volunteered...

  • The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the United States.Since its beginning in 1911, it's been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of...

  • SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic,...

  • Everything you want to know about classical music but are too afraid to ask is answered on The Record Shelf. Host Jim Svejda, one of the most respected and critical voices in classical music, has guided the program since he launched it...

  • Hosted by Chip Kaufmann. Classical music with a focus on vintage, historic, and obscure recordings.