Emilio Alvarez

Emilio Alvarez got his start in radio at a jazz station, had a brief detour in country radio, and is glad to have returned to his classical music roots. He is a life-long cellist, and his compositions have been featured in multiple concerts and stage productions.

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Jeffrey Blair

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

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Mela Dailey

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

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Guillermo Delgado

Guillermo Delgado is a trained tenor and music teacher who performs regularly in the Austin area. His hobbies include playing guitar, winning his fantasy football league, and spending time with his dog Moonshine.


Dianne Donovan

Montreal-born Dianne Donovan is a veteran broadcaster who lives and loves music. Hear her on Midday Oasis and Classical Austin.


Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly is the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music, where he leads the New Music Ensemble and Symphony Band, teaches conducting, and directs the Longhorn Music Camp.

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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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Carla McElhaney

Carla McElhaney is the pianist, co-founder, and artistic director of Austin’s innovative chamber music and arts collective, REVEL. She currently serves on the music faculty of Texas Lutheran University.

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Anthony McSpadden

A native Texan whose career began at WRR in Dallas, Anthony McSpadden is a multi-faceted programmer and announcer now in his third decade in radio. Anthony has too many favorites to count and loves finding new music to share with his audience.

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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
Breakfast blend

Breakfast Blend

Kick-start your weekday mornings with invigorating music.

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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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Early Music Now

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

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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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Icons of Broadway

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

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KMFA by Request

Each weekday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., we play an hour of music requested by our listeners.

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KMFA: Live at Round Top

KMFA Classical 89.5 brings you a special series of broadcasts highlighting the finest performances by 2019 Round Top Summer Festival Institute faculty and young artists.

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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.

Midday oasis

Midday Oasis

Looking for a peaceful getaway? Join Dianne Donovan weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Night Music

This four hour program of music eases you from the day into the evening. Lots of great music presented with minimal talk.

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Pianoforte celebrates the art of the piano and traces the evolution of music written for keyboard.

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Host Chris Teel explores music written for the pipe organ.



No matter where you’re headed, KMFA is in the co-pilot’s seat with Rideshare every weekday afternoon.

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Quick notes dotting the classical music landscape.

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Workbench is a classical music sandbox.

National Programs