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." 

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.

Though not too many records exist of the music that was used during performances of Shakespeare's plays, we have a pretty good idea of what it would have sounded like.

...in which great graphic design does its job, and gets me to listen to an album that was in the middle of a stack that was supposed to go straight into the library.

My love for the city of Chicago is pretty serious, and a big part of that is its modern classical music scene. The first time I visited the city as an adult I had the ridiculously good fortune of going to a concert at Constellation, a performance space with a bar (and excellent cocktails), and witnessing a program by the Spektral Quartet. On the program: a few movements of a Beethoven quartet, highlights from their Mobile Miniatures project, and the centerpiece of their new album, "Serious Business": The Ancestral Mousetrap by David Reminick.

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