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.

As summer starts to wind down, we'll find out this morning how Benjamin Britten spent his vacation with his Holiday Diary, which included some sailing and an early morning swim.  

Remember how summer days lasted forever when you were a kid? Prokofiev remembers, too, in his "Summer Day" Suite.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

When Garrison Keillor announced his gradual retirement from "A Prairie Home Companion" earlier this summer, he also named his replacement: mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile.  We'll enjoy one of Thile's performances this morning.  

You can enjoy some tranquil music as you unwind tonight with Copland's "In Evening Air," and "At Sunset" by Richard Strauss.  

Vaughan Williams created an oasis of calm for the duration of his Fifth Symphony, premiered during the summer London Proms season.  We'll enjoy it this morning.