Essential Classics

Welcome to Essential Classics from 91.3, WUKY HD 2. This is your home for the world’s greatest classical music, 24/7. Here we present full-length symphonies, concertos, and sonatas as they were meant to be heard: complete and without interruption. In addition you’ll hear both the best performances of our own time and the most remarkable recordings of the past – both stereo and mono – often played from the original vinyl LPs.

We are launching this service with the “100 Essential Classics” as selected by WUKY General Manager and long-time veteran classical music radio broadcaster Tom Godell. His list includes many of the “usual suspects” – symphonies of Beethoven and Mozart; concertos by Brahms, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky – as well as a few surprises from William Grant Still and Clara Schumann. Watch this space: we’ll publish the complete list here very shortly. For now, simply listen and enjoy.

If we’ve left out one of your favorite classics, please let us know. Our list of the Second 100 Essential Classics is in preparation now. Send your suggestions to, subject line: Essential Classics.