Rani Schloss

Programming Manager

Rani Schloss was first heard on the radio when she was 11 years old and called her local oldies station (Oldies 100.3 in Washington, D.C.) to complain about Christmas music. They put her call on the air, and she was mortified.

Since then, she has taken a more behind-the-scenes approach to radio. While studying Music Composition and Education Studies at Brandeis University, she produced and hosted two radio shows, was bit by "the radio bug," and interned at WCRB for a year.

As Programming Manager, she now runs the day-to-day operations of the station, including overseeing on-air programming, managing social media accounts, training new air staff, and serving as liaison between the engineering and on-air staffs to minimize "technical difficulties." 

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Whether you're spending the day in the kitchen, in the car, or gathered around a table with family and friends, add a secret ingredient to make everything better: classical music.

Attributes of Music, by Anne Vallayer-Coster
Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Here at WCRB there are a few pieces that, when we play them on the air, we crank the volume on our radios and rock out. But we've just discovered that, for at least three years, we've been attributing one of those pieces to the wrong composer... kind of.

I’d always been part of the choir, not out front as a soloist. I’d always been fiercely independent. Singing Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und -leben” for a chamber music class forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and taught me things I never could have imagined.

A friend who works in the next office over at PRI's The World told me last weekend that his job is to report the news, and my job is to help people escape from it.

Bumping into classical

May 26, 2016

Over the past couple of years I've run into classical music in some of the most unexpected places.

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