Classic FM is the UK’s only 100 per cent classical music radio station. Since we began broadcasting in September 1992, the station has brought classical music to millions of people across the UK.
Classic FM is part of Global media and entertainment group. The company owns the three largest brands in commercial radio: Heart, Capital and Classic FM, as well as Capital Xtra, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold.
The company is led by Founder and Executive President, Ashley Tabor, Global Group CEO, Stephen Miron and Director of Broadcasting, Richard Park. The company chair is Sir Charles Allen.
Classic FM has around 5.6 million listeners tuning in each week, making it the biggest classical music radio station in the world.
We believe that classical music is the greatest genre of music ever written. Our aim is to share it with the widest possible audience, no matter who they area or where they are. We always want to make sure that the performances we broadcast are of the utmost integrity and the highest quality. But, at the same time, we always try to break down some of the barriers which have grown up around classical music.
Classical music is at the heart of everything we do at Classic FM we believe classical music can and should be a part of everyone’s lives – regardless of age, which is why the station starts young, with music education in schools an important part of its work. Classic FM makes classical music a relevant part of the modern lifestyle. To achieve this, the station plays familiar music alongside less known pieces, all chosen to uplift, soothe and stir the emotions.