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Classical Content Coordinator and Host
Cale started his career as an on-air personality in 1997. In 2008, he began his involvement with public broadcasting as a volunteer programmer on Northstate Public Radio, which covers Northern California from Marysville to somewhere near the Oregon Border, and from the Spring of 2009 through May of 2012, worked at Northstate Public Radio as Music Director and Programming and Production Coordinator.
"I discovered classical music through my local NPR station as a child. My parents, award-winning country music performers, were a bit surprised when I asked for a Tchaikovsky boxed-set for Christmas, but were always supportive of my interests. I still retain a romantic notion that, at any time, there may be a child listening who has just stumbled upon this great music and found it to be a revelation of sorts; a pleasure that will serve them for the rest of their lives. I feel honored to be able to share something in which I have found so much meaning and beauty."
Cale is also a published poet and a lover of art and culture (especially literature, visual arts, film and music), who spends his free time in the company of his wife, Cynthia, and their three cats, Friday, Ambrosia and Pixy. His perfect day: "Meandering through a good art museum by myself…with cheese."
September 1, 2016
Classical content coordinator Cale Wiggins responds to five questions about his job as the curator of CapRadio's distinctive mix of classical music.
February 25, 2016
Capital Public Radio’s Afternoon Classical Host Cale Wiggins joins us for this week’s Sound Advice.
October 27, 2015
Classical flutist Laurel Zucker has an impressive resume, but there’s more to her than just classical music. Tuesday night, she performs a tribute to jazz flutist Herbie Mann with the Sacramento State Latin Jazz Ensemble.
September 10, 2015
Capital Public Radio’s Afternoon Classical Host Cale Wiggins joins us for this week’s Sound Advice with a cello concerto from Antonín Dvořák, a violin sonata from Richard Strauss and more.
July 16, 2015
One of the headliners at this year’s World Fest, Ghanaian roots reggae artist Rocky Dawuni, has performed with Stevie Wonder, Keb Mo and Bono. Dawuni's work as a humanitarian with Hillary Clinton, Bishop Desmond Tutu and others is equally impressive.
July 9, 2015
Cale Wiggins joins us for a selection of classical pieces for this week's Sound Advice including a piece by a brother/sister duo whose debut recording is of the last concert work by James Horner.
June 16, 2015
Romantic fictions die hard in Classical music. Take, for instance, the mistaken notion that there was a riot at the 1913 premiere of the Ballets Russe production of The Rite of Spring. It’s a demonstrable falsehood that holds on with tenacity.
June 8, 2015
The popular and enduring vocal ensemble Chanticleer returns to Sacramento this month for a performance at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Classical host Cale Wiggins helps explain what makes the group so special.
May 12, 2015
What do Andrea Bocelli and Bob Marley have in common? Classical host Cale Wiggins has the answer. He also explains why seeing Bocelli in concert can be a transfixing experience.
January 28, 2015
Classical Host Cale Wiggins got his first exposure to jazz via old cartoons, but he fell in love with the artform later.