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Classic 107.3 Announces New Episode in the “Musical Ancestries”™ Program for Children

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 29, 2020 – Classic 107.3, “The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis”, announced today the premiere of a new episode in their program for school-aged children called “Musical Ancestries”™, made possible through a grant from the PNC Foundation through PNC Arts Alive, a multi-year initiative dedicated to supporting visual and performing arts.

The episode “The Caribbean – Part I” debuts on February 15, 2020 at 10 a.m., 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. This episode of the program focuses on the music, culture, instruments, and storytelling traditions of the countries of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago and the Bahamas. The episode will be re-broadcast on February 16 at 3:30 p.m. and on February 21 at 5:30 p.m.

“We are grateful to PNC Foundation for its support of this program,” said CEO and General Manager John Nasukaluk Clare. “We’re very pleased at the response to our first episode of ‘Musical Ancestries’ and excited that teachers, as well as our school-aged listeners and their siblings and parents, can utilize the extensive program materials whenever it is most convenient for them.”

In addition to the initial and subsequent radio broadcasts on February 15th, 16th, and 21st, 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. Four “Musical Ancestries”™ programs are planned for the 2019-2020 school year, with the next broadcast focused on South America.

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. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

About Classic 107.3
The station operates on analog radio at 107.3 FM and on hybrid digital radio at KNOU 96.3 HD2. In addition to classical compositions, Classic 107.3 plays chamber, choral, symphonic, jazz and blues music; opera; and Broadway show tunes. The station features local programming including the “Slatkin Shuffle”, hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin, and “Re-Choired Listening” with Phillip Barnes; interviews with area arts and cultural organizations; and renowned performances from the San Francisco Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Chicago Symphony, among others. Nationally syndicated programs such as “Concierto” and “Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin” also air on the station. Popular on-air hosts include Jim Doyle, Kathy Lawton-Brown, Tom Sudholt and Julie Schuster. More information, as well as live streaming, archived interviews, and podcasts can be found at www.classic1073.org.