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The Met Opera Radio Broadcasts Begin Saturday on Laramie Classical Station


January 31, 2008 — Jan. 31, 2008 -- The Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday matinee broadcasts will debut Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. on Laramie's all-classical KUWY 88.5 FM, with a performance of Richard Wagner's "Die Walkure."

This is the Met's 77th season of world-class opera heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, says Roger Adams, Wyoming Public Media program director. He says the opera will be heard at 11:30 a.m. the following Saturday, Feb. 9.

Listeners can visit www.classicallaramie.org for a schedule and other information about the Met broadcasts.

The longest-running classical music series in American broadcast history, with Margaret Juntwait in her fourth season as host, brings the world's greatest singers, conductors and artists to millions of radio listeners throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

"We are proud to bring the Met to Laramie," Adams says. "The Met broadcasts from New York connect with a long-standing audience and new listeners by providing thoughtful intermission features and interviews that capture the excitement of live opera."

KUWY, Classical Laramie 88.5 FM, is a service of Wyoming Public Media from the University of Wyoming, which operates the statewide Wyoming Public Radio (WPR), the Classical Channel HD on KUWR-FM in Laramie and Cheyenne, KUWC-FM in Casper, KUWJ-FM in Jackson, KUWL, Jazz Laramie 90.1 FM as well as associated Web sites, podcasts, and streaming Internet audio.

For more information call Adams, (307) 766-4240.

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