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Programs Composers Datebook

Boost your music I.Q. in just two minutes a day. Host John Zech presents a daily snapshot of composers past and present, with timely information, intriguing musical events, and appropriate, accessible music related to each.

Host

John Zech

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Length

00:02:00

Number of Programs/Frequency

Daily

Producer

Brad Althoff, Managing Producer

Program Feeds

Composers Datebook is distributed by American Public Media via ContentDepot. Delivery Time: Monday 0:00 ET

The program is listed in the ContentDepot as a weekly episode. Each weekly episode contains seven audio segments, one for each respective day of the week.

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John Zech

John Zech is a radio veteran with 21 years of broadcasting experience. He is an accomplished trombonist whose knowledge and love of classical music make him a perfect fit for a classical music series.

Zech is multilingual, speaking English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. His interests are broad, including tournament level tennis, all forms of billiards, and martial arts. He also boasts tremendous marketing savvy, having spent many years in management and sales for a Twin Cities-based multilingual communications company.

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Composers Datebook is heard by 800,000 listeners each week.

The Composers Datebook audience:

  • 53% female, 47% male.
  • Median age of 67.
  • 62% hold bachelor's degrees or higher.
  • 35% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more.

Source: Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Sp16/F16


American Public Media client stations may carry any or all Composers Datebook programs an unlimited number of times on the air date (within the 24-hour release period for each day-specific program). No excerpting or editing of an individual program is allowed; it must be carried in its entirety.

This program is free for APM affiliate stations. If you are a non-affiliate station and are interested in the program, please contact us about affiliation. Stations must confirm carriage before putting it on the air.

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