“The Bay Area classical music radio station, USC-owned KDFC, will move into the new Ute and William K. Bowes Jr. Center for Performing Arts in 2020, as part of a unique collaboration between the 70-year-old station and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,” writes Jeremy Pepper in Tuesday’s (2/26) USC News (University of Southern California). “The station will leave its current broadcasting facility on Third Street and move to the hub of the San Francisco Arts District … across from Davies Symphony Hall…. KDFC will be anchored in the heart of the conservatory’s professional development activities with students. Collaboration plans include showcasing on air the talented musicians from the conservatory and from throughout Northern California. The station also will be able to tap into the dynamic new performance spaces of the Bowes Center, which will be wired into KDFC’s studios to share performances and other activities with a broader audience…. The station reaches nearly 350,000-plus weekly listeners, and 100,000-plus accessing the stream through computers, smartphones and smart speakers.” KDFC President Bill Lueth said the move to the new facility in 2020 “will position the station to have even greater impact upon the entire Bay Area arts ecosystem and community.”

Posted February 28, 2019