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Join hosts Warren Black and Christa Wessel Fridays at 5:00 PM PT, for Friday Happy Hour! It’s classical music… with a twist. You’ll hear unique interpretations of old favorites, a weekly Twin Spin, good conversation, the occasional pun, and previews of what’s coming up on All Classical Radio. It’s the perfect recipe to welcome the weekend and you’re invited!

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Air date: July 12, 2024


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Warren Black

Hosting Friday Happy Hour brings together two of my favorite things in life: nerding out about music, and talking with my friend Christa Wessel. Both of those things have led us to discover fascinating fresh takes on the standard classical repertoire, which we are happy to share. I’ve been joining listeners starting their day as All Classical Radio’s morning host since 2018, and on Friday Happy Hour I enjoy sharing a fun soundtrack to wrap the week and kick off the weekend.

Christa Wessel

One of my favorite things about All Classical Radio is the diverse array of music and programming. Friday Happy Hour is a perfect example of what the station does best: sharing handcrafted playlists and programs you’ll hear nowhere else, and spending time with friends – like our community of listeners, as well as my good friend and Friday Happy Hour cohost Warren Black.

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Photos by Christine Dong

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