Steve Murphy is a 25-year broadcasting veteran who has primarily worked as a classical announcer, but has also dabbled in easy listening, news, and commercial voiceovers. Steve’s radio travels have taken him to stations on Cape Cod, on Boston’s North Shore, in Santa Barbara, California, and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he became an award-winning broadcaster and critically acclaimed concert singer. He soloed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on many occasions, including a 2004 subscription concert appearance as a guest artist in Charles Ives’ General William Booth Enters Into Heaven, which was recorded for radio broadcast throughout North America. He has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival.
When not on the air, Steve enjoys volunteering, attending concerts, and watching classic TV shows. He also loves driving the highways and byways of this great nation, preferring to “take the road less traveled by” (his favorite is any road that’s not an Interstate Highway). Steve is an admitted sports junkie and is a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. He is taking a liking to the Washington Nationals.
Don was born and raised in New England. His favorite place is the top of Mt. Washington, “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” Don’s favorite selections from classical music are Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Rossini’s William Tell Overture and any symphony by Mozart, Beethoven or Brahms. Between programs on the classical station, he loves to play golf, hike and bike. Recently, he’s started to re-learn everything he forgot about playing the piano and trombone. He’s also a big fan of Count Basie-style swimg music, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.
Larry King, sometimes known as “The Real Larry King” since that is his real name, grew up outside of New York City, where he was inspired by the radio stations and on-air personalities he heard as a child. Larry was also interested in music, especially classical and jazz. He was first trumpet in his high school band, played in his town’s concert band and symphony orchestra, and won a rpestigious student music award from Lincoln Center in New York.
He graduated from Ohio Wesleyen University, majoring in both Music and Speech Communicaiton and san in the college’s glee club that toured both in the United States and South America. It was during his junior year that Larry became involved with the college radio station. His professional broadcasting experience has been at radio stations on Cape Cod and Boston. His favorite classical composer is Beethoven, and his favorite orchestra is the Boston Symphony. Larry’s son, David, was first cellist in his award-winning high school string ensemble, which performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April, 2006.