Classical Music for Baton Rouge
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Your Fall Member Fest gift creates news and cultural programming. Call 855-893-9753 to donate!

WRKF Classical

WRKF Classical Logo Full Resolution

Enjoy 24 hours a day of music that has endured through the ages on WRKF Classical 89.3 HD2.

WRKF Classical is available exclusively on HD Radio, online, and on your smart speaker. Tune your HD Radio to 89.3 HD2— a digital sub-channel available on your HD Radio in the greater Baton Rouge area. To stream the channel at wrkf.org on your computer, click the "All Streams" button at the top of the page and select WRKF Classical. On your mobile device, click the waveform icon at the right of the green playback bar on the bottom of your screen, then select WRKF Classical. On the WRKF App, tap "Classical" near the top of the screen. Ask your smart speaker to play "WRKF HD2."

Classical Playlists
Check below to search playlist information to learn more about the music you hear on WRKF Classical.

Find the WRKF Classical schedule here.

Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts
Tune in beginning Saturday, December 10, for the 2022-2023 Saturday matinee radio broadcast season of the Metropolitan Opera on WRKF Classical.

Metropolitan Opera Logo

2021-22 Saturday Matinee Broadcast Season
All broadcasts at 12 noon central time **except as otherwise noted.

  • December 4, 2021: Aucoin’s Eurydice
    Network Broadcast Premiere
  • December 11: Puccini’s Tosca
  • December 18: Mozart’s The Magic Flute
    Abridged English-language version
  • December 25: Aida at the Met
    Highlights from great Met broadcasts of Verdi’s Aida in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Met broadcasts and the 150th anniversary of Aida
  • January 1, 2022: Massenet’s Cinderella
    Abridged English-language version
  • January 8: Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in my Bones
    Network Broadcast Premiere
  • January 15: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
  • January 22: Puccini’s La Bohème
  • January 29: Verdi’s Rigoletto
  • February 5: The Met’s First Decade on the Air
    Highlights from historic Met broadcasts
    • We continue our season-long celebration of the Radio Broadcasts’ 90th anniversary, and showcase many of the exceptional singers audiences discovered during the Met’s first decade on the air, including Rosa Ponselle, Lawrence Tibbett, Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Zinka Milanov, Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Ezio Pinza, Bidú Sayão, and Lily Pons.
  • February 12: Verdi’s Requiem
  • February 19: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
  • February 26: Celebrating Black History Month: Groundbreaking Artists on the Air
    Broadcast highlights from some of the Met's most revered African American stars
    • In honor of Black History Month, the Met will showcase highlights from some of the its most revered African American stars. When Philadelphia-born contralto Marian Anderson stepped onto the Met stage on January 7, 1955, she made history, crossing the Met’s color barrier with her debut as Ulrica in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. She also became the first artist among generations of extraordinary Black singers who have made invaluable contributions to the company’s legacy. In this special tribute, we honor their remarkable artistry with excerpts from unforgettable radio broadcasts featuring artists who made their Met debuts in the 30 years following Anderson – stars like Reri Grist, Leontyne Price, George Shirley, Grace Bumbry, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett, Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, and Simon Estes.
  • March 5: Listeners’ Choice: Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment
    • Met radio listeners were invited to vote for the historic broadcast they most wanted to hear for our Listeners’ Choice broadcast. And the winner is La Fille du Régiment, Donizetti’s delightful comedy The Daughter of the Regiment. This performance from 1973 stars soprano Joan Sutherland in the title role and Luciano Pavarotti in his Met broadcast debut as Tonio, the role that won the tenor the title “King of the high Cs.” The cast also features Regina Resnik and Fernando Corena, conducted by Richard Bonynge.
  • March 12: R. Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos
  • March 19** at 11am CDT: Handel’s Rodelinda
  • March 26** at 11am CDT: Verdi’s Don Carlos
    Network Broadcast Premiere of French-language version
  • April 2: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
  • April 9: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
  • April 16: R. Strauss’s Elektra
  • April 23: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • April 30: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
  • May 7: Puccini’s Turandot
  • May 14** at 11am CDT: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • May 21: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
  • May 28: Glass’s Akhnaten
  • June 4: Dean’s Hamlet
    Network Broadcast Premiere
  • June 11: Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress

More information on Saturday matinee broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera here.

Weekly Schedule
We welcome you to view the WRKF Classical weekly schedule below.