John Nasukaluk Clare, CEO and General Manager
John Nasukaluk Clare is the first Native American to lead an all classical station. Named CEO & General Manager of Classic 107.3 in St. Louis in 2019, Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked at radio stations in Texas, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. He is the weekday morning drive host on SiriusXM’s Symphony Hall heard on satellite radio from 6am to noon eastern. His voice work includes narration and acting from holiday concerts as Santa Claus, to Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals, to an original ‘Inspector Treble’ for educational concerts.
In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his championship of living composers on ‘20/20 Hearing’. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli in Las Vegas, John has worked with the Lafayette Symphony, Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber music lover, John founded the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society in 2004. He has also served on the boards of The American Music Center (now New Music USA), the San Antonio Chamber Music Society, and Tippecanoe County Chamber Music Society.