Performance Today Moves to All Classical 89.9FM
Posted December 4, 2006
November 30, 2006, PORTLAND, Ore - All Classical 89.9FM will begin airing PERFORMANCE TODAY Jan. 15, 2007 immediately following the departure of the program from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB Radio) on January 12.
Spokespersons for both OPB and All Classical 89.9FM say that they believe the move will be a good one for a variety of reasons.
"All Classical 89.9FM has significantly strengthened its signal, providing non-commercial classical music programming 24 hours a day," said Steve Bass, OPB president. "They’ve done a remarkable job of building a fine classical music station and have become the preferred station for those who want classical music during most of their listening day."
"We warmly welcome PERFORMANCE TODAY and Portland native, Fred Child to our airwaves," said Sarah Shelly, executive director of All Classical 89.9FM KBPS. "And equally important, we’re encouraged by the spirit of cooperation and collaboration shown by the management team at KOPB. I predict great things ahead for both stations and for all public radio listeners," added Shelley. KBPS will air PERFORMANCE TODAY from 5-6pm weekdays.
According to Bass, the transition of PERFORMANCE TODAY to KBPS also allows OPB Radio (91.5FM in Portland) the opportunity to strengthen its weekday core news and information service with high-caliber programs such as HERE AND NOW and WORLD, HAVE YOUR SAY.
HERE AND NOW, a news magazine featuring fast-breaking news, arts, entertainment and human-interest stories, will begin airing weekdays beginning January 15 at 9am.
Directly following HERE AND NOW, OPB will offer WORLD, HAVE YOUR SAY, a "ground-breaking, live, global-talk program from the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)," Bass noted. Together, the programs will complete the entire 9-11am broadcast slot previously filled by PERFORMANCE TODAY.
PERFORMANCE TODAY will be found not only on All Classical 89.9FM in Portland but also on KQHR 90.1FM in Hood River.
Starting January 15, THE WRITER’S ALMANAC will be available via opb.org.
OPB is the state’s most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults. Every week, more than 1.5 million people tune in or log onto OPB’s television, radio and Internet services. As the hub of operations for the state’s Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB is the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and listeners/viewers throughout Oregon. Oregon Public Broadcasting is a statewide network that includes OPB television, an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and OPB Radio, presenting local news coverage and the programs of National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI) and American Public Media.
For more information, visit www.opb.org.
All Classical 89.9FM is Portland, Oregon’s classical radio station. Established in 1983, All Classical 89.9's mission is to provide classical music and fine arts information to listeners in Northwest Oregon, Southwest Washington and the world via the Internet. We strive to increase audiences for local performers and performances, thereby further enhancing the region's cultural environment. For more information, visit www.allclassical.org.