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Through online and broadcast channels, KVNO connects you to the world of classical music and its history, along with local news, arts and culture, and more. Our local and select nationally-syndicated programming elevates the quality of your daily life.


Program Overview

Morning Classics — weekday mornings 6 to 10 a.m.

Join Omaha radio legend Otis Twelve every weekday morning for the perfect blend of music that’s both calming and inspiring. Otis brings you Symphonic Sunrise, featuring our Omaha Symphony, Morning Mozart, and Arts@830. BBC news, local features from the KVNO news desk and chances to win round out the morning, creating an experience that will prepare you for the day ahead.

Midday Classics — weekday mornings 10 a.m. to noon

Whether you’re working hard or relaxing at home, Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg plays the perfect mix of classical, including the popular Tour de Force, a work of great magnitude and gravitas.

Midday Mixtape — weekdays at noon

Enjoy your lunch while listening to a specially curated classical music playlist put together by Ben Rasmussen. Every Friday, Ben welcomes a guest to the studio who brings their own playlist and stories of why the works are meaningful to them. Find out more about the Midday Mixtape (this will link to a Midday Mixtape page).

Afternoon Classics — weekday afternoons 1 to 4 p.m.

Fernando Montejano features uplifting classical music from 1 to 4 Monday through Wednesday, including your Daily Dose of Bach.


Classical Commute — weekday afternoons 4 to 6 p.m.

Coleen Cook helps you make an effortless transition from workday to evening with your favorite classical music during Popular Picks and Rush Hour Remedy that brings you instant calm. You might even learn to love the commute.

Performance Today — weekdays 6 to 8 p.m.

Hosted by Fred Child, Performance Today is America’s most popular classical music radio program. Fred features live concert recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, as well as in-studio performances and interviews and the Piano Puzzler every Wednesday.

Exploring Music — weekdays at 8 p.m.

Bill McGlaughlin takes you on an expedition through the world of classical music using a weekly theme as the lens and following that journey wherever it takes him. Find out more about Exploring Music.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra — Mondays at 9 p.m.

The nationally syndicated series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings.

Concerts from the Library of Congress – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, this 13-week series brings you music from the acclaimed chamber music series in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington D. C.



Feminine Fusion — Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

A weekly radio program that highlights the influence of women in classical music. These are the women throughout history and into the present day who create, perform, and inspire. Find out more about Feminine Fusion.

SymphonyCast — Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

A two-hour weekly radio program featuring a full-length concert by a major orchestra. Material is drawn from Europe’s premier symphony orchestras, along with U.S. orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Nashville Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra. Find out more about SymphonyCast.

Los Angeles Philharmonic — Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Concerts from one of the world’s leading orchestras, redefining what an orchestra can be.

Modern Classics — Fridays 8 p.m. to Midnight

Emily McIvor hosts four hours of top classical music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Discover old friends and new composers and compositions that just might become favorites.

Nocturnes — weekdays 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Host Steve Weiler is known for his deep, resonant voice. Those dulcet tones and beautiful classical music will help you unwind after a long day.

Starlight Classics for — weekdays 3 to 6 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays midnight to 6 a.m.

Michael Moriarty brings you great classical music all night long and into the early morning hours.

WFMT Summer Opera Series — Saturdays at 1 p.m.

From Milan to New York, Barcelona to Chicago, WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, gives you a front-row seat to performances from some of the world’s greatest opera companies and performers.

Sunday Night Nocturnes — Sundays 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Chris Allen takes over the hosting duties for Nocturnes on Sunday nights, preparing you for the week ahead with uplifting classical music.

Weekend Programs

KVNO airs a number of nationally syndicated weekend programs. Check our classical program guide for individual links to specific programs.