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.

Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer who was born in London and is based in Toronto. He is now the host and co-creator of the daily CBC Radio One talk program "Q." Since its inception in 2007, "Q" has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history.