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American Music on Classical 104.9 for Independence Day

Independence Day on Classical 104.9

Thursday, July 4th marks America's 243rd birthday! And, to honor the Fourth of July, Classical 104.9 FM will be presenting American and patriotic favorites all day for you.

Our local host James Arey has stirring sounds by John Williams, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Aaron Copland, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Torke, John Philip Sousa and Leonard Bernstein on "Classical New Orleans" from 9am to 1pm.

You can join James on your traditional FM radio locally at Classical 104.9 FM. On your HD radio at 89.9 WWNO HD-2. On your smartphone via our app. Or, on your smart speaker. And, you can always stream great music directly from our website: -- just select Classical 104.9 from the pulldown menu. 

James served as Classical Music Host and Music Director for WWNO from 1999-2007. He relocated to Atlanta with several WWNO staff members after Katrina, and, in 2007, he accepted a position as Music Director at KVNO in Omaha, Nebraska, where he coached young announcers, programmed, and hosted classical music until 2010.