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Mark Antonelli

Growing up, Mark Antonelli’s life included a lot of travel. An “academia brat,” he lived in Chicago, Princeton, Knoxville, and Piddinghoe, England, before coming to Canada in 1970.

Mark joined the CKUA host roster in the late 1980s. He says that today he gets a kick out of mostly staying up geographically but still romping through a thousand years of classical music on his shows. “I’m embarking on a musical adventure each and every day,” he says. “I never thought I could have this much fun "at work".”

“I fell in love with orchestral and chamber music in high school but it wasn’t until university that my true calling revealed itself,” he says. He discovered CJSR at the University of Alberta and hosted a classical music program there for six years. He also served as news director for two years.

“I find that music really impacts listeners’ emotions and matters in their lives,” says Mark, of the joy he finds in radio broadcasting. “I love discovering something new and/or unusual and bringing it to my listeners.”

Mark has a special passion for classical and medieval music. His favorite composers are Debussy, Ravel, Lou Harrison and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Classic Examples
Classic Examples is an early-evening journey across the broad landscape of Western concert music. Authoritatively and entertainingly presented by CKUA veteran Mark Antonelli, the program covers medieval, Renaissance and baroque music, giants of the classical period such as Haydn and Mozart, the Romantic era of Beethoven and Brahms, and the exciting innovations of 20th-century composers.

Saturday Breakfast
Saturday Breakfast is an early morning blend of upbeat classical music to help you begin your weekend. You'll hear solo, chamber and orchestral music written over a period of more than three centuries by the giants of classical music like Bach and Beethoven, but also by a whole host of lesser known luminaries. CKUA has an amazing collection of classical music, let's explore it Saturday mornings!

Sunday Breakfast
Sunday Breakfast is a relaxing way to ease into your Sunday morning. The program features an early morning blend of solo, chamber and orchestral music from the Renaissance, baroque, classical and Romantic periods. We’ll even stray into the 20th and 21st centuries on occasion. You’ll hear the music and the stories behind the music as well as interesting tidbits from the lives of the composers. Sunday Breakfast is a great way to begin the last half of your weekend.

Shows
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 am

Mark Antonelli

Sunday Breakfast

Classical, Orchestral
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Mark Antonelli

Saturday Breakfast

Classical, Orchestral
Sunday 4:00 am - 6:00 am

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Monday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral
Thursday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Antonelli

Classic Examples

Classical, Orchestral