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KMFA Premieres Icons of Broadway
Classical station's new show salutes musical theatre legends
"...That voice you're hearing on longtime classical radio station KMFA, nestled among Maria Callas and Renee Fleming, is none..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

KMFA's New Home Brings the Community Into Contact With Music
Austin's classical music radio station has a new building where people can see the sounds
"...most buildings, that would be unremarkable. But this is KMFA. For more than four decades, Austin's classical radio station..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

KMFA: The Man Behind 'Classically Austin' Leaves for Portland
Jack Allen, the man who recharged Austin's classical radio station, is off to do the same for a West Coast station
"...Saturday will be a somber time for fans of KMFA 89.5. That's because it's Jack Allen's last day as..."

June 27, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

KMFA's History
"...KMFA first burst on the air Jan. 29, 1967, using..."

July 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Katherine Gregor

KMFA's New Home
"...Public radio station KMFA 89.5FM, Austin's home for classical music, has just completed..."

Jan. 28, 2021 Photo Gallery

Forte at Forty
Thriving under Jack Allen's leadership, KMFA endures as Classically Austin radio
"...Jack Allen, general manager and program director of KMFA-FM, is sharing one of the motivating challenges he's embraced..."

July 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Katherine Gregor

We Have an Issue: A Home of Its Own
In this week's cover story, Robert Faires previews classical music station KMFA's stunning new $11 million facility in East Austin
"...little taken aback at the astonishing $11 million sum KMFA, Austin's long-running classical music station, was sinking into building..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Naked City
KMFA Moving
"...Local radio institution KMFA is closing in on what has been a quiet,..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Best New Place to See Music
"...For its first 53 years, KMFA was all about the audio: sending classical music out..."

May 14, 2021 Best of Austin Feature

Best Phoenix Act
KMFA Comes to the Rescue and KOOP's New Eastside Digs
"...And no one showed it better than classical station KMFA, which offered studio-broadcast space to the beleaguered KOOP. While..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Best of Austin Feature

Best Film Buff Radio
Film Score Focus on KMFA
"...Every Friday night at 10pm on KMFA (89.5 on your FM dial), Stephen Aechternacht routinely wows..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Best of Austin Feature

Five Things to Keep Your Arts Account in the Black
From a fresh take on War of the Worlds to pushing back against censorship
"...#122, 512/840-1804. $20. Read our review at KMFA: Lara Downes Performs Quinn Mason..."

May 27, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage
For the second time in its 109-year history, the ASO weathers a global pandemic
"...problem-solving mindset, ASO could quickly pivot to local partner KMFA 89.5 (Austin's classical music radio station) and forge a..."

June 19, 2020 Arts Feature by David Sotelo

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...absorbing and exhilarating. She can also be heard on KMFA Classical 89.5 as a host of its Night Music..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? In this case, back up a Beatles cover band.
", the ensemble's violinists will compete in the first KMFA Young Violinist Competition and Award on March 7. The..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Symphony Orchestra: How Much Is That Symphony in the Window?
Two new symphonies will premiere in ASO's next season, but how are those costly commissions being paid for?
"...of Fame member Dan Welcher, courtesy of classical station KMFA 89.5FM, where Welcher may be heard Sundays on his..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Get Your Say on Palmer
"...faces behind the voicesof Austin's broadcast bastion of classical music,KMFA, head to Tower Records this Saturday. The station is..."

June 11, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Payne Theatre Award winners, new companies at home at the Long Center, and an arts administrator gets more classical work
"...executive director, Wilson has joined classical music radio station KMFA 89.5FM as interim general manager. She succeeds Joan Kobayashi,..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Arts Column

Young Austin Artists
Local, state, and national awards for a host of the city's student artists
"...• The winners of the first KMFA Young Musicians Competition were announced at a ceremony at..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Verdi's Greatest Opera
" enjoy Conspirare's performance, courtesy of Austin's classical 89.5 KMFA, which will broadcast the 8pm performance live with Brian..."

June 20, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Humor, Introspection, Ecstasy
UT Composer Dan Welcher is one step away from greatness.
"...every Monday night, 9pm, is his ongoing gig at KMFA 89.5 FM hosting his award-winning radio program Knowing the..."

April 13, 2001 Music Feature by Robert Faires

Review: Revel's Existential Solstice
In a concert evoking winter's cold and darkness, warmth
"...concerts are being recorded for broadcast on radio station KMFA Classical 89.5. Existential Solstice will air Sun., Dec. 16,..."

Dec. 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera
ALO teams with KMFA and KLRU to get its season opener on public radio and television
"...the fact that you can hear the production on KMFA 89.5FM. Tune in Saturday, Nov. 8, 7pm, to catch..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Against Advertising
"...its PBS station and, in our own special circumstances, KMFA. Over the past 15 years, KMFA has been assaulted..."

Sept. 11, 2006 Postmarks

A weekly rundown of the latest news in Austin's visual and performing arts scene
"...Last Wednesday night at the KMFA studios, there was a terrific tutorial on the operatic..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

What's That Dial
"...picking up your paper on Thursday. Your article about KMFA was great ["Seeing the Sounds," Arts, Jan. 29]. It..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Postmarks

It’s Adults Only at the Thinkery This Thursday Night
A little grownup tippling, a lot of sonic scientific exploranizing
"...ear, tear apart radios with the reverse engineers of KMFA, and – oh, hell, all sorts of cool things...."

April 9, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

In Memoriam: Jo Anne Christian
Arts patron, leading force in building Long Center has died
"...last hours was being broadcast on classical music station KMFA, which had publicly dedicated the entire day's music to..."

Nov. 14, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014
The year saw Austin go big in classical with big-name artists and competitions coming to town, and big crowds, too
"...10) CHANGING TIDES AT KMFA Austin's classical radio station hired some new blood (John..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

Aeolus String Quartet
Former graduate string quartet at UT has graduated to teaching and a bustling career
"...Kathryn Mishell is a composer herself and producer/host of KMFA's Into the Light, which champions female composers...."

Nov. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

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