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On-Air Hosts

Classical WETA's on-air hosts are your musical guides, sharing the beauty of classical music throughout the broadcast day. All of our hosts are experienced classical presenters and many are musicians themselves.

John Banther

John Banther

John Banther is a regular host on Classical WETA 90.9. In his spare time, he is the tuba player of the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, and has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.

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Chip Brienza

Chip Brienza

Chip Brienza is a regular host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. An actor as well as a broadcaster, Chip has many film and television credits on his resume.

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Bill Bukowski

Bill Bukowski

Bill Bukowski is Classical WETA 90.9 FM's weekday midday host. He came to WETA in 2013 from WSCL on the Delmarva pennisula. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, mountain dulcimer and ukulele.

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Linda Carducci

Linda Carducci

Linda Carducci is a regular host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. She received classical training on piano and hosted a daily classical music program on a Pittsburgh radio station prior to coming to WETA.

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James Jacobs

James Jacobs

James Jacobs is Classical WETA's Saturday evening host. His varied career has included performing on programs like A Prairie Home Companion and working as a producer for both recorded programs and concert broadcasts.

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Rich Kleinfeldt

Rich Kleinfeldt

Rich Kleinfeldt is a part time host for Classical WETA 90.9 FM. A professional musician, teacher and lecturer, Rich also hosts Center Stage at Wolf Trap.

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Nicole Lacroix

Nicole Lacroix

Nicole Lacroix is the weekday afternoon host on Classical WETA 90.9 FM. Lacroix spent fifteen years at the former WGMS in Washington, with stints at VOA, KDFC San Francisco and at Baltimore's WJHU and WBJC.

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Deb Lamberton

Deb Lamberton

Deb Lamberton is Classical WETA's Senior Producer. She has taught courses in both radio production and music appreciation and her work as a music and documentary producer has garnered many national awards.

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