Later this fall, Nashville Public Radio will launch a new music discovery station on 91.1 FM. WNXP will not just provide a platform for artists from Nashville and beyond, but will also bring context to the playlist and connection to the community in a way that only public radio can deliver. Listeners will hear an eclectic musical mix curated by insightful hosts responding in real time to Nashville’s dynamic culture.
Classical music is not going away. It will be broadcast on WPLN’s 90.3 frequency on HD2, as well as streaming across multiple digital platforms.
What is HD Radio? It is a digital technology that allows traditional radio frequencies, such as WPLN 90.3, to broadcast additional radio signals. In our case, you can hear classical music on 90.3 WPLN HD2 and the BBC World Service on 90.3 WPLN HD3.
How do you listen to WPLN’s HD channels? On an HD Radio in your car or at your home, you tune into 90.3 and your HD receiver will automatically “lock in” the HD signal and our news station. Turn one notch over on the dial and you will be listening to classical music. Turn one more notch over on the dial and you’ll hear WPLN International, which carries news from the BBC.
Many cars are already equipped with HD Radios. See if your vehicle has one.
If you want HD Radio in your home, these three manufacturers make HD Radios: Sangean, Sparc and Viewquest.
In addition, classical music will be available via stream: on your smart phone or tablet via the Nashville Public Radio app or Tune-In app, at NashvillePublicRadio.org, and on your smart speaker.
For now, classical music is still being broadcast on 91.1, but we have already begun airing it on 90.3 WPLN HD2. So you can find it on HD Radio right now by going to 90.3 and turning one notch to 90.3 HD2.
We are excited to expand our public service to Middle Tennessee with news, classical music and new music discovery. If you have a specific question, please email us.