Classic 107.3's New Episode, "India," in the "Musical Ancestries"™ Program for Children

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ST. LOUIS - June 18, 2020 - PRLog -- Classic 107.3, "The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis," announced today the upcoming premiere of a new episode in its program for school-aged children called "Musical Ancestries."™ The program is made possible by a PNC Foundation grant through the PNC Arts Alive initiative.

"The 'Musical Ancestries' program introduces children to music and culture while celebrating diversity and dialogue – values that are vitally important in our community and world," said Michael Scully, PNC regional president for St. Louis. "PNC is proud to support this program, which continues to inspire and inform children and their families."

The episode "India" debuts at 10 a.m. June 27, 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. The new episode explores the music, culture, instruments, dance, and storytelling traditions of India, with a focus on the two main types of Indian classical music. The episode will air again at 3:30 p.m. June 28, and 5:30 p.m. July 3.

"We are grateful to the PNC Foundation for its support, which enables us to continue creating and sharing important cultural resources with children," said Classic 107.3 CEO and General Manager John Nasukaluk Clare. "We're pleased with the response to our 'Musical Ancestries' program and excited about this upcoming episode, which will allow listeners to experience the music and culture from another continent without leaving their homes."

In addition to the initial and subsequent radio broadcasts June 27-28 and July 3, 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 broadcasts as they use the online materials, or access the "Musical Ancestries"™ information at any time. This episode marks the fourth and final "Musical Ancestries"™ episode of the 2019-2020 school year. Four additional episodes are in development for the 2020-2021 school year.

About PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence.

About Classic 107.3

Classic 107.3, "The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis", plays a variety of music from classical to jazz, opera to blues, Broadway and more. In addition, the station airs interviews with artists, musicians, creators and performers, bringing their stories and events to the attention of the St. Louis community. Classic 107.3 is a non-profit station. More information, as well as live streaming, archived interviews, and podcasts can be found at www.classic1073.org.

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