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Atomic Age Cocktail Party
Saturdays at 11 PM and Sundays at 10 PM

Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (1091)

This week on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s a look at that style known as Space Age Bachelor Pad Music. That special blend of cocktail cool and hi-fi hijinks that produced some of the wildest sounds of the Atomic Age. We’ll hear from Bob Thompson, Edd “Kookie” Byrnes, Dean Elliott, Juan Garcia Esquivel, and many more.

Prairie Performances
Fridays at 7 pm

The Fantastic Flute with Julia Escobar

Our first John Frayne Classical Music Graduate Student Work Experience fellow, Julia Escobar, guest hosts this very special Prairie Performances, curated by her and featuring the fantastic flute.

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Classics of the Phonograph
Saturdays at 11 am

Julia Escobar shares her favorite flute recordings

On this very special edition, John Frayne will be joined in studio by Julia Escobar—the first ever John Frayne Classical Music Grad Fellow—who will share her favorite flute recordings from the 20th century.

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WFTM Radio Network

Afternoon at the Opera
Saturdays at noon

Opera Gala 2021

For this year's Opera Gala on Sept. 18, we enjoy a truly phenomenal piece of operatic history brought to life by Opera Southwest’s Artistic Director Anthony Barrese and then brought straight to you, thanks to Afternoon at the Opera.

Illinois Arts Council Agency

These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.