From Mozart to movie music, Bach to Bernstein, opera to crossover, The New Classical 96.3 FM, 103.1 FM, and 102.9 FM broadcasts the greatest music of all time — plus news, weather, traffic, Zoomer Reports, interviews and live concert broadcasts. The stations have a legacy of audience and advertiser loyalty unique in the North American radio industry.
The stations’ veteran on-air Classical Jocks popularize classical music and bring a new attitude to one of the oldest art forms in Western civilization. They connect with the community via local news, event listings, interviews, listener requests and creative contest promotions.
In 2008, The New Classical 103.1 FM began broadcasting local weather, arts reports, and advertising directed specifically to Eastern Ontario listeners.
On August 30, 2014, The New Classical 102.9 FM went go to air in the Georgian Triangle. The New Classical 102.9 FM is be an elegant alternative to existing offerings in the marketplace and includes local arts, events, and entertainment updates.
The stations celebrate composers’ lives through special themed programming that showcases their music in a lively format, explaining musical terms in easily accessible language.
Weekends are defined by specialty programs like Sunday Night at the Opera (new and classic opera recordings/exclusive news and interviews), Classical Chartz (classical countdown), From Zero to 1800 (early and baroque music) and Destination Classics (a music travelogue from the world’s top centres).
Libby Znaimer’s Zoomer Report, with health and lifestyle tips for living well, airs four times daily.
Live Radio Concert Hall performances, introduced in 2006, have become a promotional destination for the world’s most renowned performers. These intimate and unedited concerts are broadcast live-to-air from The New Classical 96.3 FM’s Radio Concert Hall, providing listeners abroad and in the audience with a privileged insider perspective.
Past Radio Concert Hall guests have included: Measha Brueggergosman, Canadian Tenors, Il Volo, Paul Potts, Allyson Hardy and Sondra Radvanovsky.