Living American Composers: Station Programmers

Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green is available to all radio stations free of charge. Episodes are available for preview and download from the Public Radio Exchange. For ftp delivery, please contact us at

Program Specifics:

  • Genre: Contemporary Classical
  • Music to Talk Ratio: 3 to 1
  • Length: 59 minutes
  • Breaks: one floating 60-second break with music bed at bottom of the hour
  • Audio: MP2 (44.1 kHz stereo 256 kbps), available in three segments or as one single file
  • Media assets available at PRX
  • Custom promos and tags on request:
  • Carriage since launch: more than 160 stations (including translators)*
  • Average CUME per episode: 150,000 (more than 2 million listeners)*

Stations that have aired the series include*: KALW (San Francisco), KCME (Colorado Springs), WRTI (Philadelphia), KCSC (Oklahoma City), KEMC (MT/Northern WY), KENW (Eastern NM), KHCC (Wichita, KA), KMFA (Austin, TX), Classical107.3 (St. Louis), KSOR (Southern OR/Northern CA), KTCU (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX), KVNO (Omaha, NB), WABE (Atlanta, GA), WBAA (Lafayette, IN), WGTE (Toledo, OH), WSCL (Salisbury, CT), and WXXI (Rochester, NY). Internationally, the series has been heard in Canada and The Philippines, and throughout New Zealand.

* Source: The WFMT Radio Network

About Brad Cresswell

Brad Cresswell

Award-winning producer, programmer, and music host Brad Cresswell is Radio Program Manager and Music Director for WGTE Public Media in Toledo, Ohio. Previously, Brad was a host and producer for WNYC Radio in New York, where he oversaw the creation of that station’s 24/7 contemporary music service on the Internet and HD Radio,WNYC2 (precursor to WQXR’s New Sounds channel, our digital partner for this radio series). Brad was a co-recipient of the first ASCAP Deems Taylor Multimedia Award, and has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Metropolitan Opera Radio, both behind the scenes as a writer and in front of the microphone as a host and panelist for the popular Opera Quiz intermission feature. Before entering the Public Radio arena, Brad enjoyed a successful 16 year career as an operatic tenor, with leading roles at the New York City Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; San Francisco Opera; Washington Opera, and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires to his credit, among many others. Brad’s singing voice can be heard on classical recordings issued by the London, Philips, New World, Innova, and Carlton Classics record labels.

About Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon is one of America’s most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers. She has become a major figure in contemporary Classical music, receiving the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto, a 2010 Grammy for her Percussion Concerto and a 2018 Grammy for her Viola Concerto. Higdon enjoys several hundred performances a year of her works, and blue cathedral is one of today’s most performed contemporary orchestral works, with more than 500 performances worldwide. Her works have been recorded on more than sixty CDs. Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain, won the prestigious International Opera Award for Best World Premiere and the opera recording was nominated for 2 Grammy awards.

About The MidAmerican Center For Contemporary Music (MACCM)

The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music is an award-winning national center devoted to the study, performance, creative work and promotion of new music within the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University. The mission of the center is to bring the local, state, national, and international musical communities together through research, performances, compositions and outreach programs. At the heart of the Center’s activities are the annual Bowling Green New Music Festival and the Music at the Forefront concert series. In addition, the center administers a grant program in support of contemporary music projects and research at the College of Musical Arts, and organizes New Music from Bowling Green Concerts featuring faculty and student performers at acclaimed venues around the country.