Classical KUSC|The Morning Show with Dennis Bartel



The Morning Show with Dennis Bartel

Weekdays starting at 6 a.m.

Join Dennis Bartel weekday mornings for a mix of great music and special features. Stay up to date at 6:58 with What's Happening in the World (of Classical Music)? Hop aboard the KUSC Off-To-School Request at quarter past seven. Please be in your seats and ready to take The KUSC Great Composer Quiz at quarter to eight, and at quarter past at last comes The KUSC Artist of the Morning. Plus, Dennis’ friendly weather at eight & nine. Good morning, it’s a new day!

Off-To-School Request

Weekdays at 7:15 a.m. on The Morning Show

Dennis Bartel invites kids and adults to make an Off-To-School request and start the day off on the right note. Dennis will play a request each weekday at 7:15 a.m., so get your request in now!

The Great Composer Quiz

Bartel's Blog

  • The Child is Father to the Papa

    Beethoven, on his deathbed, was shown a painting of Joseph Haydn’s birthplace in the village Rohrau. This market town was set down in the monotonous marshlands along the Leitha River in Lower Austria. (Rohrau is translated from the German for reedy meadow.) Every few years in spring the river flooded the low-lying countryside. In the dry season the townspeople were fearful of their thatched roofs catching fire. When the mosquitoes rose from the swamps they were plentiful, and disease was n... Dennis Bartel / Bartel's Blog
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