Located at 90.1 FM/HD1, WFYI Public Radio is your source for NPR News, Blues and Classical Music in Indianspolis, IN. AnswerParty!
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Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music (both liturgical and secular). It encompasses a broad period from roughly the 11th century to the present day. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common practice period.
European music is largely distinguished from many other non-European and popular musical forms by its system of staff notation, in use since about the 16th century. Western staff notation is used by composers to prescribe to the performer the pitch, speed, meter, individual rhythms and exact execution of a piece of music. This leaves less room for practices such as improvisation and ad libitum ornamentation, which are frequently heard in non-European art music and popular music.
Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting
WFYI-FM (90.1) is the National Public Radio member station in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is operated by Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, a public broadcasting community licensee which also operates the area's PBS member station, WFYI Public Television via on-air digital channels 20.1, 20.2 and 20.3. WFYI-FM operates on a broadcast frequency of 90.1FM and is available on high-digital radio receivers, as is 90.1 HD2 (90.1-2), nicknamed "The Point."
It signed on for the first time on October 14, 1954, as WIAN, operated by the Indianapolis Public Schools. After years of operating at low power and limited hours, it acquired the classical music library of WAIV, Indianapolis' classical music station. This gave it enough hours to become a charter member of NPR in 1971.
WFYI Public Radio
Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, that operates WFYI Public Television (channel 20, digital channels 20.1, 20.2 and 20.2) and WFYI-FM Public Radio (90.1 FM & HD1 and HD2, publicly branded as "The Point"), which are member stations of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), respectively. Digital TV channel 20.1 (WFYI 1) primarily broadcasts mainline PBS Kids programming during the day and both locally produced and nationally produced and distributed PBS productions in the evenings and overnight. Digital TV channel 20.2 (WFYI 2) operates as "V-me," airing local and national Spanish-language programming. Digital TV channel 20.3 (WFYI 3) airs some re-runs of nationally-developed programming as well as elements of the national "Create Channel," which focuses programming on "how-to" types of educational TV. The beginnings of the "Indiana Channel" are also aired weekly on WFYI 3.
The corporation is headquartered at 1630 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis.