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91.9 Classical KC Celebrates Its First Birthday

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A musical group of 7 people are standing under a white tent playing various instruments including cello, basoon, and violin.
John Schnake
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Classical KC celebrated its birthday with a concert by The Wires and Porch Music KC at KC Bier Co. on July 19th.

KCUR's sister station KWJC, better known as 91.9 Classical KC, is celebrating one year on air this month.

Despite a pandemic launch, plans went ahead as scheduled to make classical music on FM again available 24/7 in Kansas City. Hear how the first year has gone and what listeners can expect in the future from 91.9 Classical KC.

  • Stephen Steigman, director, 91.9 Classical KC
  • Dan Margolies, cohost, 91.9 Classical KC
  • Jan Kraybill, organ conservator, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Laurel Parks, violinist, The Wires
  • Sascha Groschang, cellist, The Wires
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