Below are answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions
What is the piece used by Jim Svejda as the theme for his evening show?
Jim uses the third movement from Piano Quartet No. 1 by Bohuslav Martinu.
Can I get a tape or transcript of The Record Shelf, or other programs on Classical KUSC, like The Opera Show?
None of the shows produced here at Classical KUSC, including the Record Shelf, are available on a tape or in transcript form. Copyright laws regarding recordings prevent us from making copies of the program.
How can I listen to KUSC on the Internet?
From any page on our new website, just click on the triangular Play button at the top of this page. The stream should start in just a few moments.
Where do I find information about music I heard on KUSC?
Visit our playlist page. From there, select the date you heard the music on. You’ll be able to view the complete playlist from that day.
Can I buy music from KUSC?
KUSC is non-profit radio station with no retail sales license. However, we can point you in the right direction! Click on any record label number on our playlist page, and if it is still in print, you’ll be taken to ArkivMusic.com, our preferred online classical retailer. A portion of every purchase made through our website goes to support KUSC!
How do I become a KUSC member?
Does KUSC need volunteers?
Classical KUSC needs volunteers to assist the development staff with fulfillment and gift acknowledgements. Classical KUSC is located in downtown Los Angeles and parking is validated. Email your name, address, and telephone number to [email protected] to receive information about volunteering.
Is KUSC a non-profit tax-exempt institution and what is the federal tax ID number?
Yes, KUSC is licensed and operated by the University of Southern California, and as such is tax-exempt 501(c)3. Federal tax ID#: 95-1642394. For more information on KUSC’s operations and financials, please contact Minnie Prince at (213) 225-7400 or [email protected]
Does Classical KUSC accept Public Service Announcements (PSA)?
Visit our PSA page to submit your Public Service Announcement. Organizations may submit materials to Classical KUSC by email to [email protected], by fax (213) 225-7410 or by standard mail, attn: Brian Lauritzen. The event MUST be arts related (classical music, dance, museum exhibit, lecture, etc..), and we MUST receive a press release or brief description at least two weeks prior to the event. No exceptions. Press releases that do not adhere to this will not be considered. Space is always limited, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests.
How do I tune into KUSC’s HD-Radio signal?
First step is to purchase an HD-Radio receiver. Our Engineer recommends checking out one of the following sites to contact/purchase a receiver:
What exactly is “HD Radio”?
KUSC Director of Engineering, Ron Thompson recommends the following article as an introduction to this burgeoning field of HD Radio:
What is Thornton Center Stage’s opening and closing theme?
“Fanfare for Flora” was composed by Douglas Lowry, in homage to Flora L. Thornton, a longtime Los Angeles philanthropist and patron of the arts, and the namesake of USC’s School of Music. Douglas Lowry is a former USC professor and the current Dean of the Eastman School of Music. The piece is performed by the Thornton Symphony.
How can I get better reception of KUSC?