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Online Stations

  • Art of the States - contemporary classical music online: [inactive 9/09]
  • BBC Radio 3: (Streaming of selected concerts and operas from leading British & European festivals & much, much more....) [Please note that the BBC's news services are available, in several online editions, at] Update 1/22/05: For easier access to BBC streams, see [inactive 8/07].
  • Classical Webcasts: (a guide to what's available online)
  • NEW Compact Discoveries - a series of one-hour classical music radio programs based in Weaverville that can be streamed without charge on demand:
  • Concerts and recordings available for downloading: [inactive] &
  • GMN - webcasts & news: [inactive 1/05]
  • Iowa Public Radio: - From a note from a CVNCer: "Amazing! A public radio station that actually listens to its listeners! What a concept!" See the stations' newsletter at & then check 'em out!
  • Kalvos - contemporary classical music:
  • Medici "tv" - live (& on-demand) concerts from Aspen, Aix, Verbier, etc.: (may require a free [but perhaps-tedious] upgrade of Adobe Flash Player... - & then it may work only in the latest version of I.E.[!])
  • (a guide to opera on the web)
  • Opera World's Broadcast [& Webcast] Booth: [inactive 11/06]
  • Opera Pronto's Webcast Primer : [inactive 2/05]
  • Public Radio Fan (worldwide online radio site): [inactive 4/08]
  • Radioio: [inactive 7/07]
  • [(Mostly) Late] Romantic Concert Broadcast [& Webcast] Page: [inactive 1/09] - astonishingly comprehensive & clearly a labor of love, created by a music lover par excellence....
  • Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London- offering online streaming:
  • Seattle Opera Channel - King FM [online] - full-length opera recordings, previews, news, & much, much more: [but inactive 6/08 - thus offering much, much less, for now...]
  • Thomas, Michael Tilson (MD, SFSO):
  • WAX (Eugene, Oregon): (Hosting a wealth of live and pre-recorded concerts by major US orchestras including Chicago's, San Francisco's, & Detroit's, plus some tantalizing relays from Europe. CVNC is grateful to our friend Sara Frooman for telling us about this site. There may be others, closer in, but in cyberspace, who cares?)
  • WCPE (Wake Forest/Rolesville): or
  • WCQS (Asheville):
  • WDAV (Davidson):
  • WFDD (Winston-Salem): (Broadcasting & webcasting "live" the Thursday night Masterworks concerts of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra ; see our series tab and/or calendar for dates and times.) Note: WFDD switched to mostly news & talk effective 1/29/05, abandoning classical programming during the day, retaining "Performance Today" at 8:00 p.m., and engaging a syndicated music service for its night-time hours.... The station will apparently retain the Met broadcasts and continue to air GSO & WSSO concerts from time to time, for now....
  • WFMT (Chicago): (One of our nation's great broadcasters, with a long history of support of the performing arts....)
  • WFSS (Fayetteville): [inactive 10/05]
  • Re WGBH ( & WCRB ( UPDATED 9/26/09 - with thanks to an alert reader in New England: "WCRB ceased streaming sometime in early Summer [2009]. This has been a very disappointing development [to] many [people] in the New England area.... Also, ... 'GBH has agreed to purchase 'CRB" - see [inactive 12/09] for details. "This," our N.E. correspondent reports, "may mean that WCRB will be back streaming soon - or not." We'll do our best to post updates here from time to time.
  • WHQR (Wilmington):
  • WNYC (New York City):
  • WQXR (New York City): (streaming concert performances by the New York Philharmonic each month; check website for details ) (As of December 2004, this service is available to AOL subscribers only.)
  • WTEB (New Bern, Greenville, Kinston/Goldsboro & Morehead City):
  • WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill):

    Please note that WCPE is a full-time classical station that carries the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts and, from time to time, other live performances; these live broadcasts will be listed in our regular calendar. See station websites for schedules of other live-performance programs such as Performance Today (on WDAV and WFDD) and From the Top (on WDAV and WHQR) and for information on internet streaming of these and other shows. WFSS is primarily jazz and news. WUNC is all news and talk. The others offer classical programming in varying degrees. All these websites include program listings.
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