WHRB Classical

“WHRB is a very important part of Boston's musical community; your adventurous and creative selection of music really enriches our lives and enhances our understanding of both well-known and more obscure composers.”

“Your classical music programs are without any doubt the most thoughtful and comprehensive before the public today.”

“In an era when other FM classical-music stations have resigned all pretentions to quality in their desperate search for ratings, WHRB retains unswerving commitment to individual and adventurous programming.” - The Boston Globe

For over 40 years, WHRB has been Boston's source for exciting and enlightening classical music programming. We broadcast the widest possible variety of classical music weekdays between 1pm and 10pm, Saturdays until 9pm, and Sundays until midnight. In keeping with our mission to both entertain and inform our listeners, we endeavor to avoid constant repetition, programming not only the best recordings available of well-known masterpieces, but also lesser known works that deserve to be heard: music that may be unfamiliar to our listeners, but will nonetheless stimulate their imagination. More information about our broadcast times and special programs can be found in our Program Guide.

Since December 1999, we have been the proud home in the greater Boston area of the most important and beloved opera broadcasts in the world, live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Since the 1930's, listeners have gathered around the radio to hear the greatest voices of their time in the most famous and exciting opera performances on the air. Tune to WHRB on Saturday afternoons from December to early May for a prime seat in the Metropolitan Opera House, and hear WHRB's own long-standing Sunday Night at the Opera program from 8-12pm every Sunday.

WHRB Orgies ®

WHRB's Orgies ®, presented each January and May, are tributes to particular composers and performers. Past Classical Orgies have included the works of Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, pianist Artur Schnabel, and an epic broadcast of the complete works of J.S. Bach. Check our Program Guide for upcoming Orgies.

Listening Schedule

  • Monday-Friday 1pm - 10pm
  • Saturday 1pm - 9pm
  • Sunday 1:45pm - Midnight

WHRB Program Guide

Check our Programs page for the current Program Guide