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With a new digital radio channel broadcasting classical music 24 hours a day, public radio WRKF is planning to offer recordings of live performances by local groups, including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. But now, the station has a new, additional channel that uses digital radio technology to let listeners enjoy classical music on their digital radios or stream the music online at wrkf. Selections will include a wide range of the classical repertoire, and the station will also be offering the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Broadcasts. WRKF is also developing a program series featuring recordings of live performances by local groups, including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Maassen said. In , the station had made a first attempt to have classical music on a digital channel but was unable to continue it due to technical challenges, Maassen said. WRKF purchased the new transmitter around late February; its installation was slowed somewhat due to coronavirus-related causes, and this summer, the station began testing its new digital radio, classical music channel. Founded in , the nonprofit WRKF once offered classical music during certain hours of the day, but hadn't had that programming for many years up until now. We need to decompress a little bit" and listening to classical music is one way to do that, Maassen said. At some point, the station would like to be able to purchase an additional FM signal that would allow listeners to hear the music on their FM radios.
With the launch of this hour all-classical station, New Orleans becomes the only Gulf Coast community between Houston and Tallahassee, Florida where music-lovers can hear classical music on FM radio anytime throughout the year. Classical The program schedule and content will be the same on Now people in metropolitan New Orleans can hear classical music on FM radio throughout the day—at home, in cars, and at work. Prominent on the
WWNO It is owned by the University of New Orleans , offering a news and information radio format with some jazz programs on weekends. Studios and offices are located on the fourth floor of the UNO library. WWNO also operates a hour classical music service, "Classical Its HD2 subchannel carries "Classical