Brian Crawford

Brian Crawford

Brian Crawford,
Host of The Opera House

Hometown: Sacramento, California

What I do here at Discover Classical: Host the Opera House every Saturday from 1pm to 6pm on Dayton's only 24-hour classical music station, Discover Classical!

Five Things You May Not Know About Me:

  1. I have traveled every drivable mile of the old Route 66 with my family...and gained a lot of weight eating at greasy spoons on the way!
  2. I own a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle ragtop and love to work on it when I'm not busy with family responsibilities and studying for my Ph.D. in Operations Research...which pretty much means I never get to work on it!
  3. My beautiful wife is a native of Japan and so I've had the opportunity to travel to that wonderful country a number of times.  I minored in Japanese language and Modern Japanese Film and Literature while a student at California State University, Sacramento.
  4. I first began working as a volunteer for WDPR back on Thanksgiving Day 2003 as an evening host, often substituting on Wednesday evenings hosting an old show called Symphony Hall.
  5. I was operating the controls on the night WDPR broadcasted the first ever live performance of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Schuster Center, Friday September 17, 2004.  On the program was Seventh Samurai by Michael Schelle; the Piano Concerto No. 24 by Mozart with soloist Peter Serkin; and Beethoven's 7th Symphony conducted by Neal Gittleman and hosted by Lloyd Bryant.  


One Thing You May Know about Me:

I love opera!  It is wonderful being back in a community that supports the arts like no other community I've ever lived in.  It is a privilege and a pleasure to share the music I love with such an appreciative audience here in the Miami Valley!