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Programs Composers Datebook

Boost your music I.Q. in just two minutes a day. Host John Zech presents a daily snapshot of composers past and present, with timely information, intriguing musical events, and appropriate, accessible music related to each.

Interim Host

John Birge

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Length

00:02:00

Number of Programs/Frequency

Daily

Producer

Brad Althoff, Managing Producer

Program Feeds

Composers Datebook is distributed by American Public Media via ContentDepot. Delivery Time: Monday 0:00 ET

The program is listed in the ContentDepot as a weekly episode. Each weekly episode contains seven audio segments, one for each respective day of the week.

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Resources

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John Birge

John Birge has been hosting, producing and performing classical music for more than 25 years. Since 1997, he has been hosting on Minnesota Public Radio's Classical Music Service. He played French horn for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra and performed with them on their centennial tour of Europe in 1995. He was trained at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy.

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Composers Datebook is heard by more than 700,000 listeners each week.

The Composers Datebook audience:

  • 53% female, 47% male.
  • Median age of 67.
  • 62% hold bachelor's degrees or higher.
  • 35% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more.

Source: Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Sp17/F17


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