Broadcasting from the leafy glades and verdant pastures of St. Evenage, England, Early Music Radio celebrates Early Music and Early Music Performance via live audio streaming over the Internet.
Harmonia, a weekly one-hour radio program, brings the music of earlier periods to life for radio audiences, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is hosted by early music scholar and performer Angela Mariani. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana. It draws resources from the Indiana University School of Music’s world-renowned Early Music Institute, and has access to the Indiana University Thomas Binkley Archive of Early Music Recordings.
Sundays, 9:00-11:00 AM EST (8:00-10:00 AM CST for Chicago and vicinity; same local times while Daylight Savings Time is in effect), live broadcast (WBAI, 99.5 FM, Pacifica Radio in New York, and since the early 1970s) of primarily early music, usually, but not exclusively in historically informed performances, with talk about the people who created it, and the conditions under which they made it. Every month or two, there is a "New Releases" program, which presents new and interesting recordings, but otherwise the program explores the history of music in a reasonably systematic way. To listen on-line, visit this site.
Naxos Web Radio is the premier streaming service from Naxos, offering over 80 channels of quality music in pre-programmed playlists, including channels devoted to Early Music (both sacred and secular), also Baroque Orchestral, Baroque Ensemble Music, and Baroque Harpsichord & Piano. Classical music channels are also available.
Millennium of Music is an exploration into the sources and mainstreams of European music for the thousand years before the birth of Bach. Millennium of Music has been presenting the vast scope of great music leading up to early baroque for over 18 years. It features the evolution of sacred music, east and west, live performances by the best ensembles in the field of early music, and the ever growing number of releases in the field. Broadcast Wednesday evenings, 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM, to the Chicago area, by WFMT, 98.7 FM. Check the program web site for broadcasts elsewhere, including possible Internet broadcasts.
Sunday Baroque is a radio program devoted to the exploration of Baroque and early music. A production of National Public Radio, Sunday Baroque celebrates the current wealth of recorded repertoire available, with great performances by yesterday's and today's best performers. No Chicago broadcast, and to the best of our knowledge not yet available on-line (but we list it here anyway in the fervent hope that either or both might happen).
A production of Minnesota Public Radio, Saint Paul Sunday is a weekly program of performance by, and conversation with, some of the world's best classical artists, oftentimes early musicians. Hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, who also presents the popular syndicated WFMT program Exploring Music.
Ancient FM presents live online streaming radio featuring music of the medieval and renaissance periods.
A service of WFMT, listen to 98.7WFMT live 24 hours a day from anywhere around the world. By subscription only.
An attempt to collect all live-broadcasting classical radio stations on the Web.
Classical music radio stations and Web radio broadcasters.
Renaissance and Celtic Faire Internet Radio. Mainly Celtic and renaissance faire music, pleasant enough, but maybe not quite what you're listening for.
Live365 is the world's largest Internet radio network, with an audience of more than 3 million listeners each month. Live365 is unique in that its programming is created by music fans; anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can create their own Internet radio station for a small monthly fee. The result is the most diverse array of high-quality streaming audio available today, with thousands of stations spanning myriad genres (including early and classical music), broadcasting from over 100 countries.
Radio and Internet Newsletter, daily news and commentary on the key issues involving radio and the Internet. There are pending laws and government regulations that would effectively kill most of the fledgling Internet broadcast industry, including most or all Internet broadcasters of early music. For more info, please visit the RAIN website.