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Long-time Classical Host Hangs Up The Headset

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Andy Laverghetta
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Stan Whippo, from his perch behind the mic, has entertained listeners with his classical music offerings for over twenty years.

Stan Whippo has hosted the live, four-hour classical music show Matinee every weekday on our sister station, Classical 94.1 WBNI, for more than twenty years.

And being in his early nineties, Stan has decided that now feels like the right time to retire.

Last year, WBOI's Julia Meek had an opportunity to talk with him about what classical music means to him, and how it drives his passion for public radio.

Today we revisit that conversation, as Stan presents his final show, and on behalf of all the staff, volunteers, and listeners in our community, we thank you, Stan Whippo, for sharing your music, humor, and friendship with us over the airwaves these many years.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.