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CPR Classical Highlights
Colorado Spotlight David Ginder
Weekdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., David Ginder is your connection to the music, voices and happenings of Colorado's classical music community.
Sacred Classics David Rutherford
Sunday mornings, 6 to 10 a.m., David Rutherford hosts a musical journey to comfort, inspire and renew your mind and spirit.
The Baroque Show Jean Inaba
Sundays at 10 a.m., two hours from an era of great musical development, beginning in the early 1600s, and ending with the death of J.S. Bach in 1750.
Midday Mozart Karla Walker
Weekdays at noon, spend your lunch hour with one of the greatest masters of classical music.
Metropolitan OperaLaunched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history and your front row seat to a 128-year-old cultural institution.