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Saturday Matinee host, Warren Black

Saturday Matinee

Join us Saturday mornings, beginning June 17, 2023, at 10:00 AM PT for Saturday Matinee. All Classical Portland host Warren Black returns for a second season of the much-loved morning program.

Long-time listeners who enjoy waking up and spending their weekday mornings with Warren will appreciate another chance to keep their internal weather “sunny” on Saturday mornings. Now through November, experience a parade of favorites on Saturday Matinee. You’ll hear a vibrant mix of opera, show tunes, great film themes, comic operettas, and even American band music.

Tune in at 89.9 FM in Portland or anywhere in the world via the live player on our website.

“Saturday Matinee was one of the first programs on All Classical that really grabbed me when I happened onto it a decade ago. It’s a real treasure and one of many things that make this station unique. I’m honored to carry on Ed Goldberg‘s great work.”

Warren Black


When I visited Portland for the first time, I decided that I wanted to live here. It would take about 15 years before I pulled it off. It’s a similar story with radio: I hosted a four-hour classical show during my freshman year of college, but many years would pass before I joined the staff of KCUR (the NPR affiliate in Kansas City) as an announcer and producer.

During those two overlapping intervals, I worked as a writer, editor, actor and voice-over artist in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle. The one unifying theme in all that time and throughout my life has been music: participating in it as a singer, writing about it, or appreciating it from the audience.

The world can be a mixed-up place. But with persistence and luck you can arrive where you’re supposed to be, doing work that you love.

Warren Black
Photo by Christine Dong

Saturday Matinee airs weekly from June through November at 10:00 AM PT. Listen at 89.9 FM in Portland or worldwide through our website’s player.

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