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.

Alasdair Neale, one of the candidates for New Haven Symphony Orchestra's music director, will conduct a program on Thursday, February 15th in Woolsey Hall. Kate Remington talked with him about the program he's chosen that includes Elgar's Enigma Variations and a couple of outstanding works by contemporary composers.


Matthew Carl Earl's music for Honor of Kings, created by China's Tencent Studios, has been heard by tens of millions of players. A North American version of the game, Arena of Valor, launched in December 2017. In our conversation, Matthew said writing music for Tencent's  games is a dream come true because he gets to write music for games he'd love to play!

At nearly an hour,  Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio, Op. 50 is epic in length -- like listening to a great novel. We'll enjoy it tonight.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of some of the best romantic songs ever written for Broadway on Saturday, February 10th at the Norwalk Concert Hall.

The concert features songs from Showboat, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and contemporary musicals as well. Kate Remington talked with Music Director Jonathan Yates about the program and the two outstanding soloists: Maria Failla and Trevor Martin.

This morning we've got two interpretations of Shakespeare's immortal Romeo and Juliet: Bernstein's West Side Story Suite arranged as a violin concerto, and a selections from the Chinese version, The Butterfly Lovers.