Boost your music I.Q. in just two minutes a day.

Host John Birge presents a daily snapshot of composers past and present, with timely information, intriguing musical events, and appropriate, accessible music related to each.


John Birge



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Air Window: Weekdays 12:00 AM ET - 11:59 PM ET

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

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John Birge

Host, Composers Datebook

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 over 700,000 listeners each week.*

*Source: ACT1 Systems based on Nielsen Audio Nationwide DMA P12+ Audience Estimates, Spring 2022

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