Southern California’s biggest classical music survey is underway at Classical KUSC. The radio station is asking music lovers to vote for up to three favorite pieces of classical music. To help jog listeners’ memories, the website has a list of well over 100 choices — from Albeniz to Zipoli. Voters also are welcome to write in titles of their own choice.
“This is the first countdown KUSC has organized,” said Bill Lueth, vice president of USC Radio and KUSC. The station has the largest classical radio audience in America, he said, noting that he expects many of its current and future listeners will partake in the online poll.
Voting continues until Wednesday, April 8, and the top 100 will be counted down on the air beginning on April 22.
Classical KUSC, a listener-supported station that has been broadcasting for more than 60 years as a service of the university, can be heard at 91.5 FM in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, 88.5 in Palm Springs, 91.1 in Thousand Oaks, 93.7 in Santa Barbara and 99.7 in Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo.
It is live-streamed at kusc.org, attracting listeners around the world. The free updated KUSC app for mobile devices is available at the iTunes store.