I have always loved classical music. As a kid, I spent my evenings conducting along to Mozart CDs and air-violining to Vivaldi concertos I heard on the radio. My love of music translated easily to a love of public radio, which I avidly listen to and support. Though I am a new addition to the team at All Classical, I am overwhelmed by the station’s commitment to provide great music to its listeners and support the local arts scene here in Portland.
I am beginning this internship as a recent graduate of Knox College where I studied Music and Computer Science in the prairies of western Illinois. I have a passionate, if not somewhat obsessive, thirst for collecting and learning about as much music as I can, leaving no genre or era untouched. Programs like Club Mod and The Score have proved to be wonderful resources for discovering new and exciting music that I have never heard before.
I am very excited at the opportunity to learn as much I can from the greatly knowledgeable and experienced staff at All Classical. I hope to get acquainted with every aspect of the station, from radio production to new media content to fundraising and working with volunteers.
Latest blog entries from Hali Engelman:
Get To Know The Hosts: Christa Wessel
As All Classical Portland’s mid-morning host, Christa Wessel has brightened up the workdays of many listeners with her distinctively bubbly voice. When she’s not on air, she can usually be found interviewing local artists for Northwest Previews, or busy with production for On Deck with Young Musicians. Christa talks about how she got into… More
Get To Know The Hosts: Andrea Murray
If you stay up all night listening to All Classical Portland, you might be familiar with the voice of Andrea Murray, who hosts the coveted 12 to 5 am slot. During the day, Andrea can usually be found sitting at her desk wearing big headphones, busy with production for The Score and editing interviews with local… More
Get To Know The Hosts: John Pitman
John Pitman has been working at All Classical Portland since 1983, back when the station was little more than a small FM booth inside a converted classroom. After taking a radio station class at Benson Polytechnic and working part-time at the AM station, John realized that radio was what he wanted to do in life…. More