We have a great line up of holiday programming on each of our stations with new specials and returning favorites.
Classical 94.5 WNED-FM is the area’s 24-hour classical music service. The station harbors an ongoing broadcast and production relationship with the Grammy award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Tune in for a symphonies, operas and concerts by philharmonic orchestras around the world.
Classical 94.5 WNED's music service is also heard on 89.7 WNJA in Jamestown.
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Introducing JoAnn's Classical CornerListen to Classical WNED every weekday morning at 8:30, as the Buffalo Philharmonic’s Music Director and Conductor JoAnn Falletta joins Mark Swarts in the WNED Morning program for “JoAnn’s Classical Corner!”
Every day, JoAnn will spend a couple of minutes with Mark talking about everything from this season’s highlights at the Buffalo Philharmonic to JoAnn’s insights on all things musical.
Classical 94.5 WNED
Watch how businesses all around our region are sharing their love of classical music with you!
Dear Classical WNED Listeners,
Many of you have commented over the last few months that you’re enjoying our “more music, less talk” approach to playing the world’s greatest music. We’re glad you’ve noticed! We’re working hard to make Classical WNED one of the country’s great Classical radio stations.
We’ve recently extended our local programming from 6 am to midnight. We’re pleased to welcome Mark Swarts as host of our new morning show. Mark will be with you daily from 6 to 11 am. He’ll brighten your morning with a refreshing blend of Classical Music, including the new “Mozart Block at 9 o’clock!” Mark will officially kick off the workday with one of the many works by one of the world’s most beloved composers. And, just in time for the start of the new school year, Mark will be featuring the “Off to School Request” at 7:30 am. He’ll play your requests as you head to school, work, or perhaps as you enjoy a cup of coffee.
Anna Whistler is now on from 11 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Anna brings warmth and a great knowledge of Classical Music to the radio every day. Make sure to listen for our “Big One at 1.” We help you settle in after the lunch hour with one of music’s masterpieces every afternoon.
I’m happy to host the afternoon program from 3 to 7 pm. Join me at 5 o’clock for WNED’s “Oasis of Sanity.” I’ll play a special blend of mood music to help release some of the stress that’s accumulated during the course of the day. It’s also a great way to keep calm behind the wheel if you’re headed home during the peak traffic hour.
Stratton Rawson keeps you company from 7 pm to midnight. Stratton is a local treasure. We’re thrilled to have him on every night. And, if you’re up late, check out “Deep Classical” from 10 pm to midnight. That’s when we delve deep into our classical library, featuring works that are less frequently heard. We are excited about our new lineup. And, we’re grateful to you! We couldn’t do any of this without your support. We’d love to know what you think about the new Classical WNED lineup. Feel free to reach out to me anytime at email@example.com. Thanks for listening to Classical WNED!
Classical WNED Program Director
Classical 94.5 WNED
A Conversation with Hélène Grimaud by Ed. Simone
Ed. Simone spoke face-to-face with Hélène Grimaud backstage in Severance Hall, Cleveland.
Weekday afternoons at 5pm you'll hear mood music to help release some of the stress that’s accumulated during the course of the day.
Not into Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach? If you aren't listening to classical music, you could be missing out on a number of mental and physical benefits.
Classical 94.5 WNED Production
From Sorrow to Joy— Od Żalu do Radości is a celebration of the music, customs and traditions of Poland and Polish Americans. Listen to this Classical 94.5 WNED original production.
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Nick's Flix explores music from films you've come to love, while playing some new potential favorites.
The competition took place June 6, 7 and 9, 2018.
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Support talented young guitarists and the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
Liona Boyd Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from JoAnn Falletta Guitar Competition
Liona Boyd, “First Lady of the Guitar,” will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition on Saturday, June 9.
On Day 2 (June 7), the remaining four competitors performed live with an accompanist at the WNED Studios, and the judges selected three finalist to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Finals.
- Jack Cimo, a seasoned chamber musician and soloist who has been active in competitions as both an organizer and competitor, representing the United States.
- Junhong Kuang, a 17 year old who has recorded for Naxos and won top prizes in the ARD Music Competition, representing China.
- Igor Klokov, a graduate student at Mainz Hochschule fur Musik/Koblenz and winner of many guitar competitions in Europe, representing Russia.
- Chinnawat Themkumwun, a 37-time prizewinner in Asia and Europe, representing Thailand.
On Day 1, (June 6), the first four semi-finalists in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition performed live with an accompanist from the WNED Studios.
- Tengyue “TY” Zhang, the first-prize winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artists Competition, representing China.
- Bokyung Byun, a multi-competition winner and doctoral candidate at University of Southern California who has been performing publicly since age 11, representing South Korea.
- Congyi Zhang, a graduate student at Mannes School of Music and frequent performer throughout Canada and the United States, representing China.
- Bradly Pupa, a faculty member at California Conservatory of Music and a graduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory, representing the United States.
Congratulations Bokyung Byun!
Bokyung Byun of South Korea is the first woman to win the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto competition. Byun also won the Musicians Choice award as voted by the BPO.
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