Classical 91.5

Echoes with John DiLiberto

Fridays, 10pm to 12am, Saturdays 9 to 11pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at
  • Hosted by John DiLiberto

Echoes is a daily two-hour music soundscape “Music for the Chillout of the Night,” distributed by Public Radio International with host John Diliberto. Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock. Echoes is a sound that is cross-cultural and trans-millennial, merging cultures and forms, technology and tradition, the ancient past and the possible future.

Since its genesis in 1989, Echoes has been creating chilled environments drawn from electronic, ambient, space music, world fusion and contemporary classical music. It’s one of the keenly unique sounds in public radio. But while those sounds are still an integral part of the program, Echoes now blends contemporary vocals into the mix with roughly a 50/50 split between the two styles. Drawing upon singer-songwriters, dream-pop and electronica, the voices Moby, Beck, Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Coldplay and Tori Amos are now an integral part of the Echoes soundscape.

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**NOTE: Friday broadcasts of Echoes are the programs listed as the previous Monday.  Saturday broadcasts of Echoes are the programs listed as Tuesday.

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"Echoes Sonic Seasonings" is a different kind of Christmas show. It features music for the season that goes beyond the traditional carols. You'll hear one or two of them, but in reimagined form. You'll also hear new sounds for the season, a Christmas of the imagination.


On an Echoes Christmas, we create a soundscape of carols that depart from the shopping mall repetition to carry you through the Christmas weekend with a smile of serenity on your face. It's music that's cool and chilled for a perfect Christmas. It’s more Christmas sounds from Ólafur Arnalds, R. Carlos Nakai, Agnes Obel and more.

Classical 91.5

Friday, November 24th, 10:00 p.m.

An Echoes Acoustic Thanksgiving is 2 hours of warm and inviting music from the acoustic side of Echoes. This year's show features Italian guitarist Peppino D’Agostino and Christine Leneé in live performance. Peppino D’Agostino is an acclaimed musician who came up during that first wave of acoustic guitarists in the 1970s with Will Ackerman, Michael Hedge, Alex DeGrassi and Preston Reed. He’s released several solo recordings and has appeared on Echoes several times. Christine Leneé is an equally prodigious acoustic player who has absorbed the techniques of artists like Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke. They’ll each play a separate set.

Echoes Acoustic Thanksgiving 2016

Oct 14, 2016
Sellersville Theater

Sat 11/26, 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Host John DiLiberto welcomes Italian guitarist Peppino D’Agostino and Christine Leneé in live performance to celebrate giving thanks.