We offer two weekly request programs.
Every Friday is All-Request Friday here at The Classical Station! We play your requests between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., depending on how many requests we receive. Go ahead and request your favorite piece of classical music! You can also dedicate it to a person or an occasion. Want to request a long work like a Mahler symphony? Go ahead. If we have room, we will play it. The “Minute Waltz”? That’s fine—we will find room for short pieces too.
Our collection of 15,000 CDs is pretty extensive; however, from time to time we receive a request for a CD we simply don’t have. If you request something that we don’t yet have in our library, we will substitute a similar piece, and add your selection to our shopping list.
Want to know when your selection will be played? Playlists are posted in advance, so you will be able to see the Request playlists below the daily playlist (almost always, no later than the day before).
On Saturday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until midnight, you are the music director. The Saturday Evening Request Program has long been a fixture of our programming. Hosts such as Frosty Clarke and Joe Purcell used to take your requests by phone and play them later that evening. Nowadays, most of you submit your requests via our app or our website. And the program is usually oversubscribed a day or two in advance. We hope that you will carry on the tradition and make it part of your weekend listening.
As we mentioned above, our request programs fill up very quickly. We suggest that you use the form on the Request Music page to submit your request even a couple of days in advance. Typically when a request program is oversubscribed, we will play your request on the next request program. So, for example, if All-Request Friday is full, we will play your request on the Saturday Evening Request Program.