Posted on June 17, 2022

Ed Goldberg Photo by Christine Dong

After over two decades with All Classical Portland, Host Ed Goldberg has retired! 

Ed has shared his kindness, good humor, and love of music with All Classical Portland’s listeners, locally and around the world, since 1998. He has hosted Saturday Matinee since 2010, and celebrated many contemporary authors over the years through interviews on the special feature Author Author.


“I started working in 1963, in three industries, four if you count book publishing, in more than 10 different firms or organizations, and I have never had a better job, with finer colleagues, doing more enjoyable work, than in my tenure at All Classical Portland. I will miss everyone, including my delightful and loyal audience. Thank you all.”

Ed Goldberg


We are extraordinarily grateful for Ed’s passion, dedication, and contributions to the station, and wish him health and happiness in his retirement. Here are just a few of the many wonderful comments of appreciation listeners have shared over the years.


“I love listening all the time, but especially when Ed is on the air. He just seems to lighten and brighten everything up.”
Sallie in Tualatin, OR

“I particularly enjoy programs hosted by Ed Goldberg for his intelligent repartee, and providing meaningful context for the music. I learn as I delight in the musical selections he’s playing for the audience. I also appreciate his accurate Spanish accent and his consistent references to diversity and inclusivity over the years.”
Pamela in Salem, OR

“I particularly enjoy Ed Goldberg’s eclectic exposure to music growing up. I did too, and I also love Flanders and Swann, Victor Borge, cartoon music, musicals, rock and roll, Motown, Dave Brubeck and on. Thanks for sharing those quirky memories.”
Kelcey in Portland, OR

“I think Ed Goldberg is a treasure. I lived on the East Coast for a long time, and I really enjoy listening to Ed Goldberg and the selections he puts together for his show. Thank you for making our Saturday mornings so fun.”
Laura in Portland, OR

“My cairn terrier, in homage to Ed Goldberg, says : tres terrier terrific!”
Bruce in Portland, OR

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