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Renee Beale

Renee Beale has worked as actor, voice over artist, voice coach, and now, as classical music announcer.

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Jeffrey Blair

Host and Producer of Choral Classics, and the Workbench, Jeffrey presents classical music with knowledge and humor.

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David Crews

Host of Saturday Matinee featuring a lively mix of favorites, new discoveries, and even some film music!

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Mela Dailey

Mela (mee-la) Dailey is an acclaimed Austin-based singer and actress. She is the host of the new show, Icons of Broadway.


Dianne Donovan

Midday Announcer and Producer/Editor/Host, Host of Live Broadcasts

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Chris Johnson

A passionate lover of classical music and an advocate for the arts, Chris Johnson has distinguished himself as both a radio broadcaster and journalist in his tenure in the classical music world.

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Judlyne Lilly-Gibson

Host and Producer of Staccato, a 90-second feature covering classical music news all over the world.

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Whit Martin-Whitaker

For the love of the music.

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Tony Morris

Tony Morris is the Executive Director of Classical Guitar Alive, a nonprofit organization that reaches the world with its innovative projects, including the Classical Guitar Alive! public radio program,

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Carmel O'Donovan

Host of Sunday Matinee with her signature across-the-pond twist.

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Lauren Rico

For more than twenty years she has demystified classical music for her audiences by taking it off a dusty old pedestal and putting it into a modern context.

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Brian Satterwhite

“I’m a filmmaker, not a musician.” says Brian Satterwhite, an award-winning film composer and conductor based in Austin, Texas.

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Sara Schneider

After studying musicology at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Michigan native Sara Schneider put her love of music to work at KMFA.

KMFA Programs
Ancient voices

Ancient Voices

A one-hour showcase of early music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque.


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Celebrity Spring Break 2016

Celebrity Spring Break brings local arts and community leaders into the studio to share some of the music they love the best.

Choral classics

Choral Classics

An exploration of the rich tradition of choral music from the earliest chant to the most recent releases.

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Classical Austin

A weekly interview and music show, with host, Dianne Donovan, that highlights upcoming events and artists of the classical music scene in Austin/Central Texas

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Classical Guitar Alive

The only nationally syndicated guitar radio program in the U.S. is produced right here at KMFA.

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Coffee Break

Every Monday morning at 10 a.m., KMFA plays the "caffeinated classics" that lift your spirits and energize your day.


Film Score Focus

This one-hour program is a weekly journey into the realm of music written for movies.

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From the Butler School

From the Butler School presents the best performances from student musicians in the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas - Austin.

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Holiday Specials

Celebrate the holiday season with glorious classics and annual favorites.

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Icons of Broadway

Each music-filled episode spotlights an iconic performer or personality who has defined classic American musical theater.

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Kids Recording Kids

KMFA's annual summer camp for kids teaches interview, recording, and digital sound editing skills.

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KMFA by Request

Each weekday from 6-7 p.m., we play an hour of music requested by our listeners.

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Listen Local

Listen Local is a series of locally-produced radio broadcasts of Austin's finest classical music performances to bring local performances to larger audiences.

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Live at Round Top

Highlights from the Round Top International Music Festival’s Summer 2015 season.

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Night Music

This two hour program of music eases you from the day into the evening.





Host Chris Teel explores music written for the pipe organ.



An eclectic and dreamy mix of classical selections that is back from midnight – 2 a.m



Quick notes dotting the classical music landscape



Workbench is a classical music sandbox

National Programs
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Composer's Datebook

Composers Datebook is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present.

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Concierto is a weekly program presented in Spanish and English that features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.

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Dallas Symphony

Featuring performances, under the direction of Jaap van Zweden, recorded live at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas.

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From the Top

From the Top celebrates the amazing performances and captivating stories of extraordinary young classical musicians.

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Gilmore Piano Festival

The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is internationally recognized as North America’s finest piano music festival.

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Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green

New Music from Bowling Green features live concert recordings from the New Music Festival and Music at the Forefront, alongside the commercial discography of related composers, alumni, and BGSU faculty.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic

Recorded during the LA Phil’s 2015/16 season, these broadcasts feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors.

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Metropolitan Opera

The 85th season of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts.

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Performance Today

APM's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement.

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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sounds of thirteen new one-hour radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

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Spoleto Chamber Music

For over 30 years this 13-week series of 1-hour concerts has showcased world-class musicians from the Spoleto Festival USA.

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Sunday Baroque

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it.

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by Elliott Forrest, features live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world.

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The New York Philharmonic This Week