Kate Remington

Music Director, Classical music program host

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kate Remington received a degree in piano performance and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin. Her first radio position was with Wisconsin Public Radio, which included a wildly successful request program on Saturday mornings. She then moved to Chicago to join the fledgling nationally-distributed, Beethoven Satellite Network, originating from WFMT. Then Kate set out for Vermont Public Radio, to become the chief announcer there. In Vermont Kate met her husband, Dick Roberts, and that's where their son, Sam was born.  Kate and her family relocated to Fairfield to join WSHU in December of 2000, and she's been WSHU's Music Director since 2002.

When she's not on the air, Kate can usually be found at a stable in Monroe, CT, where she trains her horse, Tonka, in dressage.

On tonight's final performance in our Carnegie Hall Live series, Marin Alsop conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the USA in a program that includes music by John Adams and Gustav Mahler.

Tobias Picker's inspriation for his poignant piece, Old and Lost Rivers, was viewing the dry riverbeds of the Southwest from a plane. We'll enjoy it today.

Tonight Brahms pays tribute to one of his musical heroes with his Variations on a Theme of Handel.


Villa Gorilla, the small studio that created Yoku's Island Express, describes it as a combination of pinball and a 'Metroid-vania" tribute. The game follows a tiny postman, Yoku, as he tries to free a tropical island's god from a curse, and he gets through the world as if it's a giant pinball machine. 

The Bird Quintet by Paul Desenne captures the tropical vibe of Venezuela perfectly! Let it whisk you away on a quick mental break today.