Got 90 Seconds?

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Got 90 Seconds?

The entertaining Sound Beat episodes feature rare and unique recordings from the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the United States, with entertaining backstories detailing their place in recording history.
Listeners will hear popular and classical music performances, film scores, jazz, bebop, country, bluegrass, old favorites, never heard before rare gems… from vaudeville to vinyl.
And it’s not just music. Sound Beat episodes also feature speeches and spoken word performances from some of the great thinkers, political figures and luminaries from the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries — people like Thomas Edison, George Bernard Shaw, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Sound Beat daily features are available free on PRX, Content DepotAudioport & Download
Join the 250+ stations around the country and get on the Sound Beat!

Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny

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Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny

From MurrayStreet Productions, a one hour Memorial Day Special for Public Radio. The Broadcast Premiere of Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny. An Oratorio by Patrick Zimmerli, with Libretto by Mirabelle Ordinaire, and Broadcast Host Scott Simon

From the trenches, Alan Seeger’s poems, letters and diaries come alive in the voices of the Cathedral Choir.
In the glorious Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Patrick Zimmerli’s new oratorio Alan Seeger: Instrument of Destiny weaves opera, jazz and choral traditions with a libretto by the French stage director Mirabelle Ordinaire, conducted by Kent Tritle.
Scott Simon hosts this vital hour of tribute to all those who saw combat.


The Architects of Music

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The Architects of Music

Two unique courses showing how great composers create their masterpieces

Produced by Steve Robinson, creator of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Classical music expert Lawrence Rapchak shows how great composers construct their masterpieces providing a concise blueprint through classical music’s most complex masterpieces.
In this on-line audio course consists of two sets of programs: 11 Introductory programs that include engaging and entertaining discussions of music by Haydn, Mozart, Chopin, Dvorak and others; and a series exploring every movement of all nine Beethoven symphonies.
In each program, Larry breaks it all down with overflowing passion and sense of humor to provide listeners with the tools to hear how the architects of classical music built their most adored compositions.
The Architects of Music is aimed at people who enjoy classical music but want to learn more about what makes it tick. In other words, YOUR LISTENERS.
Listeners can apply this knowledge to the music they hear on your station every day, giving them a deeper appreciation of the music you broadcast.

Cost: $10 per listener who buys the premium (at whatever level the station decides to charge).
Fulfillment: As soon as New Media Productions receives the name and email address of a listener who requests Architects, a link will be sent to that listener within hours.
To arrange for your station to use the Architects of Music course as a premium, or for more information, please contact:
Steve Robinson General Manager New Media Productions (312) 545-3535 

Learn more at

If you’d like to hear any of the 11 introductory programs or any of the first six Beethoven symphonies currently being offered, please contact Steve who will provide you with a free link to the course. (The last three symphonies will be added soon and will be available to your subscribers when they appear.)

Engaging Stories & Insightful Conversations

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Engaging Stories & Insightful Conversations

Tall tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical stories and more  from passionate and talented storytellers on The Apple Seed.  

Smart, informative, in-depth conversations and interviews   that go beyond mere headlines and sound bites on Top of Mind with Julie Rose

A weekly best-of compilation from Julie’s daily TOP OF MIND broadcasts  Smart, informative conversations and interviews that go beyond mere headlines and sound bites.  
If it’s top of mind, Julie Rose will talk about it – insightful, live interviews and in depth conversations with government leaders, business executives, university scholars, and more. It’s dialogue so engaging that one listener called Top of Mind “the only [show] that I go out of my way to listen to.”

LENGTH: 1 or 2 hours weekly (clean break between hour 1 & hour 2)


Conversation, music, and stories from around the world
We live in an exciting era of storytelling revival. People are awakening to the power and the fun of listening to stories on stages around the country, at the kitchen table, and on the radio.  The Apple Seed is filled with tales gathered from around the world  — stories of all kinds — tall tales, fairy tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical tales, and more — along with an invitation to use the stories on the show as inspiration to share stories with each other, all brought to you by award-winning host, musician, and storyteller Sam Payne.

LENGTH: 1 or 2 hours weekly (clean break between hour 1 & hour 2)

Fundraising Premiums From Classical Kids

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Fundraising Premiums From Classical Kids

Gershwin’s Magic Key
A musical adventure featuring the Chicago Youth Orchestras that introduces Gershwin’s extraordinary life and musical masterpieces as a professional recording with music played by kids, for Kids!
Available as Fundraising Premiums

The award-winning Classical Kids Series has created new generations of classical music fans through its unique blend of dramatic stories based on the historical facts and musical masterpieces of the world’s best-loved composers. This recording is produced by Classical Kids Music Education, a non-profit organization that also produces the live stage adaptations of the Classical Kids audio series in collaboration with professional orchestras, reaching millions of children and their families around the world.

Gershwin’s Magic Key is available for pre-sale now though Children’s Group. Digital CDs and MP3s will be available on Feb. 25, 2021. Gershwin’s Magic Key will also be available as an Audiobook.
Please email if you would like CDs of Gershwin’s Magic Key for your next fundraising drive.

On Gershwin’s Magic Key you’ll hear the best-loved compositions by George Gershwin, played by the Chicago Youth Orchestras. In this way a new generation of the most talented high-school musicians in the Chicago area are passing the enjoyment of Gershwin’s music on to an even newer generation of children. Classical Kids chose the acclaimed Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras to play on this project in order to increase the recording’s impact and inspire an excellence in young people – both those playing and those listening – to reach beyond themselves and their own potential.

Gershwin’s Magic Key is the latest recorded project in the award-winning Classical Kids collection! Created and produced by Chicago-based Classical Kids Music Education, whose mission is to provide children with an exciting and educational point of entry into the world of classical music.
The Children’s Group is excited to release the studio recording of the Classical Kids LIVE! production, Gershwin’s Magic Key, featuring the voices of Elic Bramlett and Leslie Ann Sheppard as well as pianist Will Martin, the two professional actors and the musician featured in the original live concert which was supported by the Gershwin Family Interests and the National Endowment for the Arts and that premiered with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Link to CYSO Concert Master Ariana O’Connell talking about her involvement in the Gershwin’s Magic Key recording.
Link to CYSO Conductor Allen Tinkham talking about his organization and its involvement in the Gershwin’s Magic Key project.
For more information on Classical Kids, visit