ClassicalWorks

Series produced by WFIU

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ClassicalWorks is an evergreen, file-based classical music service from WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana. Produced and hosted by WFIU's music director Aaron Cain and drawing upon the station's collection of more than 70,000 pieces of classical music, ClassicalWorks is available from 10 pm through 10 am Eastern Time, 7 days a week. Hours may be time-shifted to fit other dayparts if needed – please contact WFIU for assistance if your station would like to air ClassicalWorks files outside of the 10 pm – 10 am Eastern Time window.

ClassicalWorks was born of the idea that stations with tight budgets should have access to high-quality classical music programming through the night at minimal cost, freeing up financial resources stations can use to invest more heavily in key daytime hours. It is competitively priced on a per-hour basis (a minimum hour requirement applies), so even though 12 hours of programming are available per day, stations only pay for the hours they use. It is also designed to minimize work for carriage stations, as ClassicalWorks will provide, free of charge, custom station IDs, liners, promos, and fundraising messages upon request. Playlists between 10 pm and 10 am Eastern Time will feed automatically through NPR’s Composer 2.

ClassicalWorks also believes that classical music should be fun, accessible, and relevant. Musical selections cover a wide range of periods and styles, from the occasional piece from Medieval or early renaissance times, to contemporary music from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Most hours contain an “essential” piece of classical music that is well-known and easily recognizable.

ClassicalWorks hours are structured with flexibility in mind. Each hour contains 59 minutes of content with an optional 5 minute news hole from :01 - :06 past the hour, and an optional music bed to go between the two main segments. We urge stations to put something in between Segments 3 and 5 to ensure proper continuity of announcing, even if the provided music beds are not used. Stations are responsible for providing content from 59:00 to the top of the hour.

Segment 1: Billboard (1:00)
Segment 2: News Hole (5:00)
Segment 3: Music (length varies)
Segment 4: Music bed (1:00)
Segment 5: Music (length varies)

If you would like more information about carrying ClassicalWorks on your station, please contact:

LuAnn Johnson, WFIU Syndication Manager
(812) 855-2019 – lujohnso@indiana.edu

Aaron Cain, WFIU Music Director and ClassicalWorks Producer
(812) 855-5361 – atcain@iu.edu
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ClassicalWorks was born of the idea that stations with tight budgets should have access to high-quality classical music programming through the night at minimal cost, freeing up financial resources stations can use to invest more heavily in key daytime hours. It is competitively priced on a per-hour basis (a minimum hour requirement applies), so even though 12 hours of programming are available per day, stations only pay for the hours they use. It is also designed to minimize work for carriage stations, as ClassicalWorks will provide, free of charge, custom station IDs, liners, promos, and fundraising messages upon request. Playlists between 10 pm and 10 am Eastern Time will feed automatically through NPR’s Composer 2.ClassicalWorks also believes that classical music should be fun,... Show full description


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