Suzanne Bona

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Roll over Beethoven, and tell Pagliacci the news!

WGUC-FM (90.9), Cincinnati's classical music and opera station, turns 60 at 4 p.m. today. 

The station will repeat its inaugural broadcast at that hour, a 20-second clip of the University of Cincinnati chimes followed by then-chief announcer George Brengel proclaiming, "This is WGUC in Cincinnati!'

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On Sunday, June 23, there will be a gathering of some of Cincinnati's finest musicians, performing in support of adult literacy. Reach for the Stars is a fundraising concert for the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, organized by Suzanne Bona, host of public radio's Sunday Baroque. Brian O'Donnell learns more about the line-up of performers and the mission of the Literacy Council in this conversation with Suzanne.

Suzanne Bona, host of the nationally broadcast Sunday Baroque (heard on sister station 90.9 WGUC) is a passionate advocate for literacy and has gathered together friends and classical music performers for a concert benefiting The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties

Sunday Baroque, created and hosted by Suzanne Bona, airs Sunday mornings on WVXU’s sister station 90.9 WGUC, along with more than 100 other stations across the country. Each week is a celebration of music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and other composers, performed by the best musicians of yesterday and today. Maybe you'’re a lover of baroque music, maybe you'’ve never heard it. Or maybe you have and just weren'’t aware of it. Here to help explain baroque music and why it may be more familiar than most realize, is Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona and Cincinnati Public Radio Classical Music Director Jessica Lorey

If you’'d like to learn more about Sunday Baroque and Suzanne Bona, check out the January edition of Cincinnati Magazine.