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Keep classical music alive

WGBH has made classical music commercial free 24/7, and you can play a part!

Become a Founding member

You may have heard the good news: WGBH has preserved a full-time classical station on the air in Boston. WCRB 99.5 FM was up for sale, and  another purchaser besides us would have moved the leading all-classical radio station in New England to a different format. Get more information.

What does this mean to WGBH’s classical music listeners and supporters?

  • You can count on the same thoughtful, engaging presentation of the best in classical music by our knowledgeable hosts.

  • The additional hours will allow us to expand the scope of our service, maximizing WGBH’s alliances with the area’s premier performing organizations

  • New opportunities to optimize the use of our state-of-the-art Fraser Performance Studio, here in Brighton.

Make an impact

Become a classical music sponsor

WGBH's award-winning radio programs make a lasting impact on local residents. Now your company can help make that a reality – while making a positive impact on your bottom line. Public radio listeners appreciate the corporate sponsors that help make their favorite music possible. Learn more about WGBH public radio sponsorship opportunities. Become a WGBH Radio sponsor.

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Here's what Yo-Yo Ma and others are saying:

Yo Yo Ma"This is a truly exciting development. As both a performer and a listener, I applaud WGBH for making this significant investment in our community to ensure that the classical music genre will remain alive and well on Boston radio."
—Yo-Yo Ma, cellist

Mark Volpe"All of us at the BSO are excited by the possibilities resulting from WGBH's acquisition of WCRB."
—Mark Volpe, managing director, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Linda Nathan"This is great news for music and arts education. Keeping classical music vibrant is an important resource to enhance learning. WGBH's new service will further enrich the educational experience for students of all ages." —Linda Nathan, co-headmaster, Boston Arts Academy