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About 91.9 Classical KC

Established in 2020, Classical KC is Kansas City’s home for 24/7 classical music. Classical KC is a member and listener-supported service, and a partner of KCUR and UMKC.

Our Purpose

We invest in generations of classical music audiences to encourage curiosity and exploration.

Our Mission

Classical KC champions music as a vital community resource by sharing programming that reflects and illuminates our broader world.

Our Values

Diversity: We share classical music in all of its forms for all people.
Equity: We strive to expand the canon of classical music to include historically under-represented composers & performers.
Community: We are passionately local, championing local musicians and ensembles
Progress: We value the sophistication and excellence of classical music, and aspire to demystify and challenge the stereotypes often associated with this art form.
Fun: We love this music! We are earnest and authentic in the way we approach our work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Exploration: We share our audiences’ curiosity about the music we play and seek ways to learn from each other.
Respect: We treat each other and our partners with fairness and high regard to create a community that encourages growth and discovery.


Classical KC and KCUR are committed to ensuring that our workforce, community advisory board, and audience reflect the diversity found in the communities we serve. Central to our mission, vision and values is maintaining a workplace environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity in all forms. For more information on our policies on governance, click or tap here.

How to Listen

You can find Classical KC at 91.9 FM in the Kansas City metropolitan area or streaming on-demand at For more information on other listening options head to our how to listen page.

Our Programs

Enjoy local features with our arts partners every week and archived on our website. A weekly Kansas City Local Feature, From the Archives with Frank Byrne, performances from The Kansas City Symphony every Thursday and Sunday evening co-hosted by KCS music director Michael Stern, and local contemporary music show, Sound Currents. Head to our all programs page to see our full offering of radio shows.

Community Advisory Council

Consuelo Cruz (immediate past co-chair)
Joyce DiDonato
Barbara Foster (chair)
Shelly Freeman
Jane Gard (immediate past co-chair)
Andrew Garton
Roberta Gumbel
Jan Kraybill
Dale Jarka, MDCM
Linda Lyon
Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, PhD
Wendy Powell
Laura Shultz
David Smith (vice-chair)
Linda Stevens
Kevin Sweeney
Charles Williams
Dr. Chen Yi

Sarah Morris
Stephen Steigman