Take Classical KUSC with you anywhere you go. Classical KUSC is one of the largest and most listened to classical public radio stations in the country, dedicated to making classical music and the arts a more important part of more people’s lives. Located in downtown Los Angeles, KUSC has been a broadcast service of the University of Southern California since 1947.
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My appreciation for KUSC
I love Jennifer Miller, she is so fun to listen to. It is almost like she is talking in my living room, she is so informal but very knowledgable. I always look forward to the Sunday night opera show, and her weekend overnight show. I would love to hear her even more. AND I have been so enlightened by Jim Svejda over the many years I have listened to him; I have been introduced on the record shelf to so many little known works I had never heard of: In the Tatras and the Slovak Suite by Vietaslav Novak; the music of Ernest Farrar and E.F.Morean; The Christ Elf by Pfitzner; and wonderful new recordings of standard pieces, two examples: The Adam Fischer performance of Mahler’s 4th; and Pletnev’s complete Swan Lake. And finally, all of the many different recordings of my favorite Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth-one of which I am listening to right now. And finally, it’s fun that I happen to be an oboe player and also have an intense interest in Czech composers, which are featured often. I very much enjoy Rich Caparella and Alan Chapman as well. Overall, the programming on KUSC is everything I could ask for. -Larry Oppenheim, San Francisco.
Lifetime of beautiful music.
Beginning with KFAC (AM) on our old Montgomery Ward “Airline” radio, and continuing with my iPhone X and “Bluetooth Bose” head phones set to KUSC, I have spent most of eighty-two years enjoying excellent classical music, including the Saturday Met Opera. There were extended periods of time when I couldn’t receive the signal, including my Submarine Service. But now with stage 4 cancer, scoliosis, severe arthritis, a large abdominal aortic aneurysm, and a string of heart attacks (after quintuple bypass),... you could say “physically, I’m a mess”. However, God has richly blessed us.
My main activities include studying my Bible, praying for a long list of folks including my wife, children (4 families), grandkids (20, plus spouses), and great grandkids (4) ... watercolor painting ... and extremely important, listening to KUSC for my need of “intelligent” music.
Your labeling of the music and commentary on the composers is a great thing ,,, keep it up!
One request on your website ... Please add many more pictures and change the “mix”, often. Some of us native Californians (I’m fourth generation) could use the boost.
Thank you, much.
Robert the Bruce
(Our youngest daughter has two medical engineering degrees from USC.)
Life enriching station
I’ve been a fan of KUSC for decades. Your announcers are wonderful. They are great musicologists and share just enough about the fine music they play to enrich and entertain their audience without distracting from the beauty of the fine music they provide. They further vary the presentation so as to find music pleasing to the discerning and expansive tastes of the classical listening audience.
I must add my appreciation of the new Christmas Music app allowing their audience to choose at any time to embellish their holiday experience or escape to the usual classical regimen.
Thank you all for this escape from the disruptive and generally disturbing news into the everlasting beauty of your music. Merry Christmas and blessings of the many peaceful spiritual paths that our nation and world have discovered.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.