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During this current crisis Shades of Classics will continue to air every Sunday morning on CKUW 95.9 FM, but your host will not be live in the studio due to regulations.  We will still bring you original programs each week that are recorded in my home studio and aired by CKUW staff.  Watch this page for future updates on this situation.

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John's Home Studio  ( Photos © John Iverson)

Here is the poster that was featured for our tribute to the Snowbirds Public Affairs Officer Captain Jennifer Casey.
Watch the special video of Shades of Classics Canadian Spotlight dedicated to Jennifer Casey created by Steven & Grace Vitali

Tribute to Jennifer Casey poster

Even though our FunDrive program has past you can still show your commitment to Shades of Classics and our listener supported community access radio station by making a pledge online.  You can do this anytime securely on the CKUW website.

Many thanks for your support of our program and station!!


Juno to Jupiter - Vangelis  (Decca) New

Forever - Antonija Pacek  (Navona Records) New

The Pale Blue Dot - Terry Lee Nichols  (Independent) New

Italian Preludes, Nos 1-8 - James Michael Stevens  (Independent)

Around the Sun - Kirsten Agresta Copely  (Independent)

When Eternity Touches Time - Jim Ottaway  (Independent)

Portals - Ben Blackett  (Independent)

( * indicates Canadian artist(s) )

Shades of Classics Top 20 Albums for August 2020

(As reported to the Zone Music Reporter)


My Review of Sharon Fendrich's album Red Sky Prairie

My Review of Secret Garden's album Storyteller

My Review of Sarah Brightman's album Hymn


Classical Music Ambassador - WSO Music Director ALEXANDER MICKELTHWATE

Meeting a Musical Genius - Canadian composer MICHAEL CONWAY BAKER

Another Special Moment - John meets and greets Fionnuala and Rolf of SECRET GARDEN

My E-interview with Hilliard Ensemble tenor STEVEN HARROLD

Pilgrim Pianist - Local pianist JANA TING

Lady Sings the Blues - Local singer MAGGI MAY ROBINSON

Survival and Relevancy - The WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Diva Divine - Local soprano JULIE BIGGS

A Night to Remember - A private concert with local singer/songwriter STEVE BELL

A Special Moment - John meets and greets the amazing SARAH BRIGHTMAN

My E-interview with Minneapolis pianist/composer REBECCA KRAGNES

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