Classical 105.9 FM WQXR Gives Listeners New Way to Tune In: Mobile App

Launch Coincides with Broadcast of NY Phil’s Season-Opening Concert Tonight

Classical 105.9 FM WQXR, the nation’s most listened-to classical music station, extends its reach even further with the launch of a new mobile app, available today. This technological advance will give listeners a new way to tune in to the station’s vibrant music programming as well as granting access to WQXR’s wealth of digital-only features. In keeping with the station’s programming hallmark of broadcasting and streaming live from New York City’s concert halls and performance spaces, the app debut coincides with the station’s live broadcast of tonight’s season-opening concert by the New York Philharmonic.
The mobile app will give audiences direct access to the broadcast on 105.9 FM and on Q2 Music, WQXR’s online contemporary music stream. The app will also offer all the rich content and features found on www.wqxr.org, including:
    · real-time and archived radio playlists
    · archived episodes of destination programs, including the cross-genre All Ears with Terrance McKnight
    · the film-score fest Movies on the Radio, and The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle
    · WQXR news features including “Arts File” and “The Washington Report” with New York Times reporter David Sanger
    · WQXR blogs, including the popular “Operavore” (formerly “WQX-Aria”), authored by Fred Plotkin and Olivia Giovetti
    · original video/audio content, such as Café Concerts videos, which features both emerging and established artists, and “Top Five at 105.9,” on which classical music luminaries and personalities from other fields share their favorite compositions and performances;
    · WQXR podcasts, including the music industry roundtable “Conducting Business” and Around Broadway with New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood, among others.
The new WQXR app is available free of charge to iPhone users, and may be downloaded from the iTunes store. An Android version will be available in early October.

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