Christmas at KING FM

Hello everyone.  It’s that time of the year again.







Here’s what you should know about Christmas at KING FM:

KING FM’s Classical Christmas Channel has been running since November 1st.  You can access it on or through the KING FM mobile app.  And, on December 1, you can hear it over-the-air on HD channel 2, where it will stay until January 2nd.

If you listen to the Evergreen Channel on HD channel 2, have no fear!  The Evergreen Channel will remain available on and the KING FM mobile app through the Christmas period, and will return to HD channel 2 on January 2nd.

Many of you noticed Christmas Music on KING FM over the recent Thanksgiving weekend.  Christmas programming on 98.1 will resume on December 1st, and slowly ramp up until Christmas Day, after which it will cease.







In addition to the Classical Christmas Channel and regular Christmas programming on 98.1, KING FM has many special holiday broadcasts.  On Saturday, December 2, at 7:30pm PST, KING FM will have a live broadcast of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker, hosted by Peter Newman.  Stay tuned for more special Christmas programs, including a re-broadcast of Northwest Boychoir’s Festival of Lessons & Carols, as December 25th approaches.

Finally, if you are someone who does not appreciate holiday music, we completely understand.








I suggest that you check out KING FM’s Seattle Symphony Channel, Evergreen Channel, and Second Inversion, all of which which include absolutely zero Christmas music.

Happy Listening, and Happy Holidays!


Different Trains!

To me, one of the most exciting things Seattle Symphony does is the [untitled] series.  looking through the upcoming season, the first [untitled] concert looks like a smash hit.  Featuring Seattle Symphony chamber players performing contemporary classical superstar composers John Adams and Steve Reich alongside the lesser-known-but-quickly-rising Thomas Adès, this concert promises not to disappoint!  Info here.

Of particular interest to me is Steve Reich’s Different Trains.  This is a piece I experienced for the first time live (imagine that!) at a concert that was part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival several years ago.  I had no idea what I was in for when I walked into Nordstrom Recital Hall that night, but I left a changed person.  This piece, like many, is vastly better experienced live.  I HIGHLY recommend braving the late-ish start time of this season’s first [untitled] show, Friday, October 13 and getting yourself in the room for Different Trains.

If you’d like a taste of what’s in store, check out this stellar performance by the Seattle-born Kronos Quartet.