Bill Bukowski is the weekday afternoon on-air host on Classical WETA. He also serves as an announcer for WETA's all-vocal classical station, VivaLaVoce.
Bill cannot remember when he first fell in love with music. Growing up in Pennsylvania, he heard it constantly on records played in his parents’ home, and on the rich offerings of pop and classical music on Philadelphia FM radio in the 1970’s. Bill considered being a musician, but after banging around on the guitar to no great effect, he decided to listen closer to the radio, choosing broadcasting as his career upon graduating from the University of Scranton. Following 10 years of work in commercial FM on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Bill found a home in public radio, where he became the mid-day classical music host on WSCL in Salisbury, MD, for the next 17 years.
Bukowski and his wife Michele now make their home in Northern Virginia. They enjoy travelling, music, exploring the region’s rich cultural and natural settings, taking tea, and reading a good book. He is an avid music collector when time, money, and space permits, and he still has that old guitar. He hopes to take it up again one day.