Classic 107.3 News Release
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Classic 107.3 Hires Veteran Classical Radio Personality John Nasukaluk Clare as CEO & GM

St. Louis, MO., Friday, September 27, 2019 – John Nasukaluk Clare, a veteran classical music leader and radio broadcaster, begins his tenure as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Classic 107.3, “The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis”, on Monday, October 14th.

With 25 years of experience in public radio, John has previously served as content director of KMFA Austin and has held such senior positions as program director of San Antonio’s KPAC, and executive director of San Antonio’s SOLI Chamber Ensemble. Clare most recently was Music Director at Purdue University’s public radio station, and morning drive host of Sirius XM’s coast-to-coast “Symphony Hall” on Channel 76.

“I am delighted to lead the well-respected on-air hosts and staff at Classic 107.3, with such great ties to the St. Louis community, and help collaborate with so many arts partners,” John says.

John succeeds Jim Connett, who was the station manager since Classic 107.3 began broadcasting on April 8, 2013. The national search was conducted by a committee comprised of station staff and members of the board of directors.

Chair of the Board of Directors, James L. Nouss, Jr. adds, “We are thrilled to have attracted someone of John Clare’s experience and talents and who has such a large national following.  We look for John to bring his extraordinary energy and creativity to take Classic 107.3 to new heights. John is a networker who will lead us in connecting the arts and music organizations in St. Louis to our audiences through Classic 107.3.”

About John Nasukaluk Clare
John Clare is comfortable speaking behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing.  Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, Clare has played or worked with the Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber music lover, John founded the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society in 2004.

Currently, Clare is the weekday morning host of Symphony Hall, SiriusXM Radio Channel 76 (heard 6am to 12pm ET). John was also on the advisory board of NEWMUSIC USA, and a violinist with Mozart Festival Texas. He has also served on the boards of the American Music Center in New York City, the San Antonio and Tippecanoe Chamber Music Societies.

About Classic 107.3
The station operates on analog radio at 107.3 FM and on hybrid digital radio at KNOU 96.3 HD2. In addition to classical compositions, Classic 107.3 plays chamber, choral, symphonic, jazz and blues music; opera; and Broadway show tunes. The station features local programming including the “Slatkin Shuffle”, hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin, and “Re-Choired Listening” with Phillip Barnes; interviews with area arts and cultural organizations; and renowned performances from the San Francisco Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Chicago Symphony, among others. Nationally syndicated programs such as “Concierto” and “Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin” also air on the station. Popular on-air hosts include Jim Doyle, Kathy Lawton-Brown, Tom Sudholt and Julie Schuster. More information, as well as live streaming, archived interviews, and podcasts can be found at