• Jan. 5, 2003
  • KUSC To Carry Concerts Locally
    Program Syndicated in 204 Markets Nationwide

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic begins its second year of radio broadcasts on 91.5 FM KUSC on Sunday, January 5, 2003 [most cities - see local listings for further details]. From the West Coat to the East Coast, radio stations in 27 states will broadcast the syndicated series in 204 areas. Continuing the partnership that began last year, Los Angeles classical music station KUSC, WFMT Radio Networks in Chicago, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic are partnering again to produce these broadcasts, which are heard locally on KUSC at noon on Sundays.

    Deborah Borda, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Executive Director comments, "…the Los Angeles Philharmonic's return to the airwaves last season was a resounding success, and was notable as the Philharmonic became one of the nations' few major orchestras to be heard on the radio regularly, both locally and nationally. We look forward to another impressive broadcast season."

    Popular radio commentator Gail Eichenthal joins the series this season as host. Ms. Eichenthal hosted the first Philharmonic live radio broadcasts in 1978. Time permitting programs are complemented by a special intermission features focusing on different aspects of the Philharmonic from conversations with soloists and composers to highlights of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the future home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Click for a list of concert programs. Here is a carriage list.

    The weekly program will be heard in Los Angeles each Sunday at 12 Noon from January 5 - March 30, 2003 on classical station KUSC. "We at KUSC are proud to bring concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic back to the station, and we are especially proud to bring KUSC alumni back to help us produce them," comments Brenda Barnes, General Manager of KUSC Radio. "All of us involved in creating the series are also especially grateful to the S. Mark Taper Foundation and the Rose Hills Foundation for their financial support, which has made it possible for Philharmonic fans around Southern California and the rest of the country to hear this great orchestra."

    Steve Robinson, Vice President of WFMT and the WFMT Radio, said, "The Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the most exciting orchestras in the world. The passion and life they bring to every performance translates into outstanding radio broadcasts, and it is our honor and pleasure to offer them to listeners throughout the United States."

    The programs are broadcast on over 200 station nationwide and the series includes programs from the Philharmonic's 2001/2002 concert season; the January 5 broadcast will be of the performance that took place on December 6, 8 & 9, 2001, with conductor David Zinman and violinist Joshua Bell in a program of music by Vaughan Williams, Bernstein, and Elgar.

    Syndication of the Los Angeles Philharmonic broadcasts can be heard on at least one station, often more, in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Many stations offer web streaming of their programming, and can be heard online as well.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, (323) 850-2047; Rachelle Roe, (323) 850-2032