On Exploring Music, weekdays at 5:00 pm, Bill McGlaughlin explores the life and music of German composer Felix Mendelssohn.  On Tuesday's Evening at the Opera, join us for Shakespeare Goes to the Opera with excerpts from Hamlet, Otello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Beatrice and Benedict, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Falstaff. On Wednesday The New York Philharmonic broadcast at 9:00 pm features Beethoven, Mozart, and Zemlinsky.

Seeking Classical Broadcasters 
Q: I am a listener, why are you inviting me to be a broadcaster?!  

A: Most of our broadcasters were listeners before they were broadcasters! 

 “I have listened to WMNR since its inception as a classical music station in 1982. As a lifelong classical music devotee, I particularly responded to the tastes of some of the broadcasters who I knew got to choose their programs and strayed from the usual top 50 format of other stations. As I faced retirement as a practicing physician, I was looking to pursue something else besides medicine to keep my mind active. I called Kurt and asked if he had an opening. Indeed he did. It has been a great experience. The staff is friendly and supportive. I have learned to be passable on-air; it was a struggle at first. I have had to learn broadcasting technology at the station and new applications of my home computers to download musical material, edit it and sometimes record it...ALL GOOD! Best of all, I have had to listen to a lot of wonderful new music in order to build programs with variety. If you enjoy classical music, the opportunity to share it with others shouldn't be missed.”
Peter Shimkin
Tuesdays, Noon to 3:00 pm 

Six WMNR broadcasters share their programs on-demand   
Will Duchon of Friday Evening Classics offers some of his programs The Night Café and Words & Music, as does H. William Stine of Turntable for One.  Each of the shows of Garrett Stack, both Broadway Bound and American Jukebox, are available to listeners after they air. They join Jay Harris who made 19 of his One Great Song programs available. Peter Shimkin has put some of his Evening at the Opera programs up as well.  Haven't yet tried listening yet?It's simply a recording of a radio program, archived on the internet, available for listening anytime you are online.  Click on each program below for a direct link


The Night Cafe

Words and Music

Turntable for One

Broadway Bound

American Jukebox

One Great Song

Peter Shimkin on Evening at the Opera

WMNR Behind-the-Scenes Videos

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, WMNR Fine Arts Radio produced a video featuring 27 broadcasters and staff. The piece is a loving tribute with an inside look at the people who make up the station. Produced by WMNR’s own H. William Stine, with Associate Producer Megan Stine.  After Bill and Megan produced the Anniversary video, they teamed up again for a slightly less serious, but completely accurate, look at our broadcasters.  To view the videos, click the picture.

FCC Public Inspection files: WMNR     WRXC     WGSK     WGRS
Those with disabilities may receive assistance with the Public Inspection Files from Jane Stadler at WMNR, 203-268-9667

Today's Music

Support Your Station

Click to Stream

WMNR's E-Newsletter

Sign Up for WMNR E-News

Click for Archived Audio

Get the WMNR app

Composer of the Day