Classical Music Radio Station in San Diego
Looking for a great classical music radio station in San Diego? Check out KUSC 91.5 – your home for the best in classical music!
Welcome to our classical music radio station in San Diego. We offer a wide variety of classical music, from the traditional to the modern, and we are sure that you will find something to suit your taste.We hope you enjoy your stay with us, and we look forward to bringing you the best in classical music.
History of KUSC
KUSC 91.5 is a non-profit public radio station in Los Angeles, California. It is owned by the University of Southern California and is the only classical music station licensed to a university in the western United States.
The station first went on the air in 1946 as KBIG-FM, a sister station to KBIG (1130 AM). Both stations were owned by Big Broadcast, Inc., a local company that also owned several other radio and television stations in the Los Angeles area. In 1965, KBIG-FM became KKLA-FM, a religious radio station. The station was sold to National Religious Broadcasters in 1971.
In 1981, the station was purchased by USC for $5 million and became KUSC. The USC Thornton School of Music operates the station. It is one of the most listened-to classical music stations in the country.
KUSC is a listener-supported public radio station broadcasting to Southern California 24 hours a day. Commercial-free KUSC offers three music streams: Fine Arts, Classical and Popular music.
KUSC’s Fine Arts music stream features in-depth artist profiles, interviews and features on composers, conductors and instrumentalists.
The Classical music stream features the world’s greatest Classical composers and performances. KUSC’s programming also includes NPR news, local news updates and traffic reports every half hour.
KUSC’s Popular music stream showcases American popular songwriting from the 1940s to today. You’ll hear artists like Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, The Carpenters, Billy Joel, Taylor Swift and Adele.
Programs and Schedule
-6:00 am to 10:00 am – Classical music
-10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Jazz music
-2:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Live performances
KUSC is a non-profit, listener-supported classical music radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California. The station is owned by the University of Southern California. The station’s transmitter is on Mount Wilson, and its studios and offices are in downtown Los Angeles near USC.
Since 1971, KUSC has been broadcasting from the heart of Southern California to listeners all over the world. With your support, we can continue to bring you the best in classical music and keep this vibrant art form alive and thriving.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to KUSC today. Your support helps keep classical music alive and thriving in Southern California and around the world. Thank you!