Dear all classical,

I am a 28 year old basketball player, and DJ, who used to rap professionally. I was raised on hip hop music and culture. I never listened to classical music. That is, until this December- when I stumbled upon your station and all the beautiful holiday music that was being played. During that time, I fell in love with both the music, and the hosts- the different personalities and music selections kept me engaged and captured my full attention. Today, almost 6 months later, not a day goes by when I don’t tune in. I’ve listened to your station while driving or in my home here in Portland- but also through your app while in Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., Tucson, Los Angeles, and many other places.

My father played the cello, harp, and piano- but I wasn’t raised by him and never understood it. Now, at the age he was when he had me, I’m beginning to fall deeply in love with this music. Thank you.