Marking Beethoven’s 250th, WSKG Puts His Complete Works Online


The pandemic muted plans to celebrate Ludwig von Beethoven’s 250th birth anniversary.  However, WSKG Classical will still spotlight the great composer’s legacy.  His masterpieces can now be heard on a specialty music stream created by WSKG Classical.

With over 260 hours of content from the WSKG music library, radio director Charles Compton says a listener could go almost 11 days without hearing a repeat.

“It’s now available on ALEXA, the WSKG app and the NPR One app.”

Available through ALEXA, a listener need only ask the device to “play Beethoven A2Z.”  Listeners using the WSKG ALEXA SKILL can also find out about a selection, as it plays.  The magic words are “ALEXA, ask WSKG what song is this.”

Using its newly digitalized music library, WSKG Classical hopes to develop numerous specialty music streams.  “We’re thinking about Mozart, Bach and choral streams,” said Compton.