Commercial-free Classical KDFC. And Then Some. San Francisco Bay Area.
Out of the concert hall… from the Silver screen… off the beaten path… for the next generation of music lovers.
That’s "KDFC, Classical. And then some." And, that’s what makes KDFC different from other radio stations – our casual, comfortable approach to classical, with the unique variety of your favorites mixed with regular surprises that make your workday interesting.
KDFC is proud to offer our new iPhone/iPad app to expand our popular World Service. We’re the radio home to the Bay Area’s wonderful arts community, and air special programming you won’t hear on any other station. Tune in!
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Welcome to Classical California KDFC!
Classical California is our new umbrella brand, providing us a space where our current strengths (KUSC and KDFC) can co-exist alongside our aspirations for new services that nurture a love of classical music for all.
Building Classical California
Our radio stations are strong and will remain vital local community organizations, but our listeners have encouraged us to do more. In a fragmented media world, delivering curated classical music with a human touch takes away from the everyday stress and helps us escape to a different place. California is a land of innovation, creativity, and curiosity. Our attitude is inclusive and approachable, and we welcome all on whatever your classical music journey might be.
New Curated Playlists
The Great Escape
Whether you need that musical deep breath or need to push the musical reset button, we have your Great Escape at the touch of a button. Hosted by Robin Pressman.
Explore the diverse history of composers capturing the sounds of America from our early days to today. Hosted by Lara Downes.
Ratings and Reviews
Musical biographies enrich listening
Fortunate to have grown up with my concert pianist mother immersed in Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Schuman & other classical composers of piano sonatas, no reference was made to the life stories. Playing the violin then viola from grammar school through college & grad school, biographic details of composers was omitted as well. How much more expressive would our chamber & full orchestras have been with the humanistic insights KDFC regularly includes I can only imagine. Young & old music listeners & players are lucky to have KDFC providing rich details of the lives & political backdrops these gifted composers. Expanding the diversity of composers , soloists and orchestras is another positive evolution of KDFC.
Thanks for enhancing my daily enjoyment of music since the 1960’s!
Ricki Pollycove, a grateful, automatic annual supporter.
My favorite radio station.
I was fortunate enough to have attended a school where classical music appreciation was very important. We were taken by bus to go to the symphony 5 times a year. They were special youth concerts, where the conductor would first tell the kids what the music was all about, which instruments would be involved and why, then have the orchestra play. One concert might have 3-4 of such introductions.
At home almost everyone played an instrument. Every family get together was filled with music and singing.
Classical music has been my go to my whole life, for joy as well as for soothing my soul in difficult times. KDFC has been my go to for many years now. Such great programming. Thank you.
A big piece of my childhood updated
I grew up visiting my grandparents in Belmont. They always had KDFC playing on the radio - 24/7. We would also listen in the car. For whatever reason, the area where they lived did not have the best reception, so there was always a slight amount of static. I actually went many years listening to classical music with static. The great thing about the app is that you can take the station with you anywhere and there is no static. I also like that you can see what song is playing. It’s a great way to learn what you are listening to. I don’t have it on 24/7, but I do frequently start my mornings and my weekends by listening to KDFC. It takes me back to my childhood and I love learning new things from the listening.
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