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WHRO FM Welcomes New Classical Host


WHRO FM is excited to welcome Jana Lee Ross as our newest classical announcer and content producer. Jana Lee worked her way up from the long night of the graveyard shift disc jockey to become Director of Music for Classical 88.7 KCME in Colorado Springs. Capping off her 20-year stay at KCME, she steered the launch of KCME’s sister station, Jazz 93.5, while still wearing her classical hat. Jana Lee has produced the weekly programs Ladies Who Lunch, which highlights the accomplishments of women in classical music, and The Bridge, which explored music and musicians that cross the bridge between classical music and jazz.

“Jana Lee brings a fresh voice to WHRO, along with a wealth of experience in broadcasting and deep knowledge of the music. We are thrilled to add her to our team, and look forward to introducing her to our wonderful community of WHRO listeners,” said Wayla Chambo, WHRO FM assistant program director.

In addition to her broadcasting work, Jana Lee Ross has a thriving performance career. She is in demand as a pianist and vocalist, incorporating Bach, BeBop, Bill Evans, and David Bowie.

Jana Lee is joyfully moving her two cats and baby grand into Ghent. She looks forward to exploring the antique shops, riding her vintage Schwinn to work, and gardening in a climate where it actually rains.

You can hear Jana Lee on Mid-day Classics weekdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. starting on February 22.