WNYC Relaunches WQXR as Classical Radio Station

WNYC + WQXR I’m not much of a classical music aficionado, but I am a bit of a public radio geek, so I thought I’d pass along this announcement.

Thursday October 8th, 2009 at 8pm marks the official launch of Classical WQXR 105.9, the new WNYC owned and programmed public radio station. The programming on this new station begins with a live broadcast from Carnegie Hall, featuring the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and hosts David Garland and Midge Woolsey. [WNYC.org]

PS October is also a major fund raising month for WNYC and for every $120,000 they raise by October 14th, they’ll end their dreaded pledge drive one day earlier than the scheduled end date of Sunday, October 25th.