Ballardite Lisa Bergman to have expanded hours on Classical KING FM
Ballard resident, award-winning Classical KING FM host and well known Northwest Pianist Lisa Bergman has expanded her hours as host.
Now, she is on air from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. six days a week. She brings decades of experience as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist, and educator to her new position, sharing her insights and experience with the growing KING FM audience. She won a 2013 Gracie Award for hosting and producing the KING FM Exploring Music program.
As host and writer for the award-winning Exploring Music program on KING FM, Bergman has received ongoing positive feedback from listeners. Program Director Bryan Lowe, says that, “Lisa is an amazingly accomplished and experienced musician. She will share more of her rich musical experience as a regular host on KING FM. Adding Lisa 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily is a natural addition, given our close relationship with the Northwest classical music community. Her voice and insights are a tremendous addition.”
Bergman is, “delighted and excited to have the opportunity to engage and connect with KING FM listeners more and to share the sensations of sound and the joy of music, whether created yesterday or four hundred years ago.” She comments, “I think of it as escorting and seducing the ears! It's timeless, it's ageless, it’s now.”
Maxine Frost will continue to host from 1pm to 5pm, as well as the KING FM Evergreen Channel at king.org. Bergman will continue to host Exploring Music, a two-minute adventure in music airing every night at 6pm, a program designed to introduce all ages, including children, to the often fascinating and unusual stories behind classical music.
Lisa Bergman joined Classical KING FM in 2011 and began writing and recording segments for the Exploring Music series in 2012. As a classically trained pianist, Bergman performs regionally and internationally. A passionate promoter of classical music, Bergman is a founder and Artistic Director of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series presented at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle as well as Executive Director of NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools, Etcetera). She also serves as Adult Piano Retreat Director of the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth, Washington, where she was a classical music host on KOHO FM for ten years. As an American Artistic Ambassador she toured the Pacific Rim and made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1983.
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