Classic 107.3 Announces New Program for Children Called "Musical Ancestries"
By: Radio Arts Foundation
The program debuts at 10 a.m., Sept. 21, 2019, following "Classics 4 Kids", the station's weekly show that introduces children to great works of classical music. "Musical Ancestries" is designed to teach school-aged children about world music, with the first program devoted to the music, culture, instruments and storytelling traditions of West Africa, highlighting the countries of Guinea, Mali, Benin and Ghana.
"We are grateful to the PNC Foundation for its support of this new program," said interim station manager Jim Doyle. "We originally designed 'Musical Ancestries' to expose St. Louis Public School students to the music, traditions and cultures of other countries. By airing this program and making the supporting materials available on our website, we're sharing the information with all of our school-aged listeners as well as their siblings and parents."
In addition to the inaugural radio broadcast Sept. 21, students and families will be able to access program information on Classic 107.3's website through a Prezi presentation that incorporates visual images, maps, audio clips, text and craft activities in a user-friendly and engaging way. Students can follow along with the broadcast as they use the online materials, or access the "Musical Ancestries" information whenever it is most convenient for them. Four "Musical Ancestries" programs are planned for the 2019-2020 school year, with the next broadcast focused on the Caribbean.
About Classic 107.3
The station operates on analog radio at 107.3 FM and on hybrid digital radio at KNOU 96.3 HD2. In addition to classical compositions, Classic 107.3 plays chamber, choral, symphonic, jazz and blues music; opera; and Broadway show tunes. The station features local programming including the "Slatkin Shuffle", hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin, and "Re-Choired Listening" with Phillip Barnes; interviews with area arts and cultural organizations;