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Radio Station Manager Brad Cresswell is the host of four programs on WGTE-FM: Afternoon Classics, WGTE in Concert, Toledo SymphonyLAB™ and Live from FM 91. Internationally, he can regularly be heard on the Metropolitan Opera Quiz during their Saturday matinee radio broadcasts, and as the host of Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green, heard on over 160 stations worldwide since the program's launch.
Brad Cresswell is from Moline, Illinois and studied at New England Conservatory of Music, St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts, and Simpson College in Indianola. In 2009, he moved from WNYC in New York City to Toledo, OH to work at WGTE. During his time at WGTE, Brad has been awarded five Touchstone Awards for Excellence in Journalism from the Press Club of Toledo and has been recognized by the Ohio State Senate for his contributions to public radio in the community.
Before Brad entered public media, he enjoyed a 16-year career as a professional opera singer and performed leading roles with the New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and among many others. In 2004, Brad wrote the music and designed the sound for a multimedia updating of Dante's Inferno, entitled Hell, which opened New York City's famed Rubin Museum of Art. When Brad isn’t hosting you can find him watching Star Wars and practicing his arias.
You can keep in touch with Brad through his email brad_cresswell→wgte.org and through our Facebook Page.