P&M_James-MuhammadUSC Radio Group Names Public Broadcasting Executive as Its New President

James A. Muhammad will oversee Classical California, the No. 1 classical music radio station network in the nation, which operates KUSC-FM in Los Angeles and KDFC-FM in San Francisco.

P&M_Lara Downes 3Classical Woman of the Year Lara Downes seeks to engage new audiences

Recently named Performance Today’s 2022 Classical Woman of the Year, Sacramento pianist Lara Downes continues to wield her significant influence in the ever-changing classical music landscape by working as a producer, curator, storyteller...

P&M_Lara Downes 2Classical ambassador: Pianist and radio host Lara Downes is on a mission to celebrate Black composers

Each weeknight from 8 p.m. to midnight, Lara Downes hosts a program that can be heard in the Bay Area on 90.3 FM KDFC, in Southern California on KUSC and online from anywhere in the world.

P&M_Lara DownesNew Branding, Expanded Focus for KDFC/KUSC

Judy McAlpine politely demurs when asked to predict how people will be listening to music in 20 years. Will radio still be a thing? Will streaming have taken over? Or could we be transitioning to a still-newer technology? It’s impossible to predict.

P&M_Judy McAlpine2USC Radio Group Launches Expanded Digital Presence

South Park-based classical music radio station network USC Radio Group announced April 6 the launch of Classical California, an umbrella brand under which KUSC Los Angeles and KDFC San Francisco will consolidate existing programs.

P&M_noteworthy violistClassical stations see audience, fundraising successes as listeners seek refuge during pandemic

Like many stations, public radio’s classical outlets saw audience declines during the pandemic as people spent more time at home and less time in their cars.