Classical Programming Changes
Why is Pipedreams now heard from 8 to 10 PM?
IPR is committed to bringing the best in national and local programming to the IPR audience. Pipedreams is moving up one hour to 8 PM on Sunday evening to make it more convenient for more listeners to tune in to the program. Typically, there are fewer listeners tuning in to radio programming later in the evening. We believe this will make the show accessible to more listeners.
Why are you discontinuing University Concert?
IPR is replacing the Saturday morning airing of University Concert with live-hosted classical music programming during this time. Continuous live-hosted classical music can now be heard on IPR Classical beginning Friday evening at 8 PM, through the overnight hours, until 8 AM Saturday. We are replacing the Sunday evening airing of University Concert in order to move Pipedreams up one hour. We hope this earlier time will make the show accessible to more listeners.
Will performances from the campuses of Iowa’s colleges and universities still be heard on IPR Classical?
Even more so. IPR Classical will continue to showcase the best our state has to offer with performances by student ensembles, faculty, community groups, and visiting artists. These performances will continue to air as part of Iowa Arts Showcase, Operas in October, Arias in April, our Performance Iowa series, and also during our locally hosted classical broadcasts. Additionally, a new IPR Classical initiative is highlighting our state’s nationally admired choral music scene. The Choral Iowa page at IPR’s website will provide not only posts, articles, and an events calendar, but also video and audio from Iowa choral performances, including many on our campuses. These performances are also being incorporated into our locally hosted classical music programs.