About Classical South Florida
Classical South Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music. Its fulltime schedule of classical music includes broadcasts of nationally renowned programs such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast®, Classical Live, The Metropolitan Opera and Pipedreams®. Classical South Florida began broadcasting in South Florida in October 2007. Its program service can be heard on WKCP 89.7 FM in the upper keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, on WPBI 90.7 in the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, and on WNPS 88.7 in Fort Myers, Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida.
In the Palm Beaches, Classical South Florida also provides an all-news program service, WPBI News at 101.9 FM and on WPBI HD2. This service broadcasts a schedule of the best programs from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the British Broadcasting Corporation including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, and A Prairie Home Companion, as well as regular local programming.
Both Classical South Florida and WPBI News are available worldwide on the Internet at www.ClassicalSouthFlorida.org and www.WPBINews.org.
Classical South Florida is a listener-supported organization affiliated with American Public Media. We are governed by a Board of Trustees who live in South Florida, along with a representative of American Public Media.
The mission of Classical South Florida is to enrich the minds and nourish the spirit of our community through the art, availability and advocacy of classical music.
Classical South Florida names Néstor Rodriguez as new President and Jason Hughes as General Manager
Classical South Florida (CSF), South Florida's public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music, announced that it has chosen Néstor Rodriguez as its new president and Jason Hughes as General Manger. Read the full press release.
Classical South Florida Begins Broadcasting on 88.7FM
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 11, 2012 - Classical South Florida, a nonprofit listener-supported public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music, has begun airing its programming in Fort Myers and throughout Southwest Florida on WNPS 88.7FM. Read the full press release.
Classical South Florida Completes Purchase of WXEL-FM
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 25, 2011 - Classical South Florida, the largest listener-supported broadcaster of classical music in South Florida, announced today that it has completed the purchase of WXEL-FM. Read the full press release.
CSF awarded Knight Foundation Grant
A $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation matched $250,000 in listeners' donations over the past two years to build listener support for our all-classical public radio service. Read the full press release.
Public Inspection Files
FCC Inspection Files
Public inspection files are a requirement of the Federal Communications Commission. All existing TV and radio stations in the US, and all applicants for new broadcast stations, keep certain documents relating to the station's operation and ownership in a file, in a place where members of the public have free access to it. FCC Public Inspection Files
CPB Public Inspection Files
Classical South Florida receives funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for various projects. CSF makes information on this funding available to the public. CPB Files
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is American Public Media?
American Public Media is the nation's second-largest producer of public radio programs. With the largest broadcast audience of any classical music radio producer in the United States and with streaming audiences around the globe, American Public Media is one of media's most active champions of classical music. American Public Media is the producer of award-winning programs, series and specials such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast™, Pipedreams®, Composers Datebook®, BBC Proms, and World Choral Spectacular, among others. American Public Media also produces Classical 24®, a 24/7 stream of live-hosted classical music broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. All of these programs are heard on Classical South Florida. American Public Media's classical music programs reach an average of 4.4 million listeners nationwide each week (Source: Arbitron Nationwide DMA P12+ Sp 2010/Fall 2010).
Through global partnerships with leading music organizations, the European Broadcasting Union, the BBC, orchestras, festivals, vocal ensembles, and artists, American Public Media sets the standard for connecting audiences to the best classical music.
American Public Media's portfolio of programs also includes A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, The Splendid Table®, Krista Tippett On Being™, and special reports produced by its documentary unit, American RadioWorks®. These programs are available on WPBI News 101.9 in the Palm Beaches. Many of these programs are also available on other public radio stations in South Florida, including WLRN 91.3 FM Miami, WQCS 88.9 FM Fort Pierce, WGCU 90.1 FM Fort Myers, and WMKO 91.7 FM Marco Island. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services for the American Public Media national network can be found at www.americanpublicmedia.org.
How Do I Sponsor a Program on Classical South Florida and on WPBI News 101.9?
Classical South Florida relies on listener support, major individual gifts, foundation grants and program underwriting to pay for the costs associated with the operation of the stations. Sponsoring programming on public radio is good business. Sponsors reach a highly educated, curious, well-traveled and culturally discriminating audience.
- Being a public radio sponsor will give your business credibility. 80% of public radio listeners have a more favorable opinion of organizations that sponsor public radio. (source: Jacobs Media Research 2007)
- Public radio listeners are 75% more likely to purchase products and services from companies that support public radio than from companies that advertise on commercial radio. (source: Jacobs Media Research 2007)
Harold Chambers, III
Scott Latta, Office Manager
Fonda (Tissy) Miller, Producer
Pam Szolscek, Traffic Manager
Karen Kintner, Senior Regional Account Manager
Ilsa Laurentano, Regional Account Manager
MJ Scarpelli, Regional Account Manager
Membership and Development:
Claire Crawford, Major Gifts Officer
Rob Davis, Major Gifts Officer
Joette Poehler, Membership Manager
Claudia Polzin, Director of Development-Southwest Florida
Richard Schwartz, Events Coordinator
Jason Hughes, General Manager
Toll Free: 855-444-5355
Classical South Florida
330 SW Second Street, suite #207
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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