Steering Committee

Classical Music Rising is guided by a Steering Committee of executives from four founding stations:

Brenda Barnes, President, USC Radio, Los Angeles (chair)

Matt Abramovitz, Program Director, WQXR, New York

Jennifer Ridewood, General Manager, KING, Seattle

Nick Kereakos, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Music Services, American Public Media


Station Resource Group

Tom Thomas tthomas (at)  & Terry Clifford tclifford (at), Co-CEOs

Wende Persons, Managing Director, Classical Music Rising
wende (at)

Station Partners

Boise State Public Radio (KBSU)
Capital Public Radio, Sacramento
Cincinnati Public Radio (WGUC)
Colorado Public Radio
Hawaii Public Radio
Illinois Public Media (WILL)
KDFC, San Francisco
KING, Seattle
KBAQ, Phoenix
KCME, Colorado Springs
KMFA, Austin
KUSC, Los Angeles
Louisville Public Media (WUOL)
Minnesota Public Radio
Nashville Public Radio (WFCL)
New York Public Radio (WQXR)
Vermont Public Radio
WCLV, Cleveland (ideastream)
WCRB, Boston
WDAV, Charlotte
Discover Classical, Dayton (WDPR)
WETA, Washington, DC
WFMT, Chicago
WOSU Classical 101, Columbus
WQED, Pittsburgh
WRTI, Philadelphia
WXXI, Rochester