Everything you want to know about classical music but are too afraid to ask is answered on The Record Shelf. Host Jim Svejda, one of the most respected and critical voices in classical music, has guided the program since he launched it in 1983. The Record Shelf brings listeners imaginative, thematic classical programming.

Svejda reviews both old and new recordings and also presents artist retrospectives and insightful interviews. His "thumbnail" sketches of individual composers are one-of-a-kind programs; and his expert, irreverent, and highly opinionated style has made The Record Shelf a favorite classical series among loyal listeners across the United States.

John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry has returned to his roots in public radio — where he was one of the medium's original innovators — after 15 years in network and cable television. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Casey Medal.