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WRKF Classical

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 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 9, for the 2023-24 Saturday matinee radio broadcast season of the Metropolitan Opera on WRKF Classical.

2023-24 Saturday Matinee Broadcast Season
All broadcasts at 12 noon central time **except as otherwise noted.

  • December 9, 2023: Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas
    New Production/Met Premiere
  • December 16 **11am: Mozart's The Magic Flute
    Abridged English-language version
  • December 23: Wagner's Tannhäuser
  • December 30: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
    Honoring the centenaries of Cesare Siepi and Victoria de los Angeles with a performance from April 7, 1956.
  • January 6, 2024: Verdi's Nabucco
  • January 13 **11:30am: Puccini's La Bohème
  • January 20: Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking
    New Production/Met Premiere
    Performance from October 21, 2023.
  • January 27: Bizet's Carmen
    New Production
  • February 3: Anthony Davis's X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X
    New Production/Met Premiere
    Performance from November 18, 2023.
  • February 10: Valentines from the Met: Great Love Duets
    Romantic moments in memorable performances from the Met's radio archives
  • February 17: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
    Performance from fall 2023
  • February 24: Mozart and Beethoven in Concert at the Met
    Mozart's Requiem from February 24, 2023 and the finale of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 from March 14, 2022.
  • March 2: Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts
    Opera TBA
  • March 9 **11am: Verdi’s La Forza del Destino
    New Production
  • March 16 **11am: Puccini's Turandot
  • March 23: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
  • March 30: Verdi’s Requiem
    Performance from September 27, 2023
  • April 6: Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore
    Performance from April 6, 1974
  • April 13: J. Strauss’s Die Fledermaus
    Celebrating the opera’s 150th anniversary with a performance from December 31, 1986.
  • April 20: Puccini's La Rondine
  • April 27: Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones
    Performance from spring 2024
  • May 4: John Adams's El Niño
    New Production/Met Premiere
  • May 11: Puccini's Madama Butterfly
  • May 18: Kevin Puts's The Hours
  • May 25: Puccini's La Fanciulla del West
    Performance from October 27, 2018
  • June 1: Massenet's Cinderella

    Performance from January 1, 2022

  • June 8: Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice

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

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