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Kevin Doherty

Morning Classical Host

Kevin Doherty has dedicated much of his life to making classical music a more personal and accessible experience for audiences. Before he started doing this on the radio, Kevin shared his passion for music on the operatic stage. During his nearly two decades as a professional opera singer, he has performed in over 30 different productions across the country, appearing with the Asheville, Shreveport, and Knoxville Operas, among others.  

In 2013, Kevin decided to take matters into his own hands and started an opera company called Marble City Opera, which produced shorter and smaller scaled works in unique spaces across Knoxville, Tennessee.

It was while living in Knoxville that Kevin got his start in radio, hosting the weekend classical music program Early Morning Concert on public radio station WUOT.  Kevin also hosted All Things Considered and filled in frequently on Morning Edition.

A native New Yorker, Kevin received his bachelor's degree in music from Ithaca College.  He also spent time in the hospitality industry as a food server, bartender and restaurant manager. And that might just be what makes Kevin such a genial host on CapRadio!


  • Classical Music

    In your car, at work, or at home, enjoy CapRadio's relaxing and inspiring selection of classical music. Our daily playlists provide information on the pieces, performers and composers featured, plus links if you're interested in buying music.

    Stories by Kevin Doherty

  • Artist Of The Week: Rachel Barton Pine

    October 13, 2017

    Rachel Barton Pine is one of the most sought after violinists in the world. What does that mean? It means that she is very, very busy. She is constantly travelling from place to place; balancing family life, a career, and a Foundation.

  • Artist Of The Week: Jean-Pierre Rampal

    September 19, 2017

    Jean-Pierre Rampal wasn’t always slated to be the guy who would bring the flute back to prominence on the solo stage. However, a world war and exceptional skill would turn Rampal into the greatest flutest in the world.

  • Artist Of The Week: Evgeny Kissin

    September 12, 2017

    With his signature coiffure and brooding stare into the keyboard, Evgeny Kissin is one of the most celebrated pianists of our day. This week, Kissin is CapRadio's Artist of the week!

  • Artist Of The Week: Anne Akiko Meyers

    September 5, 2017

    Did you know that the graceful and charismatic violinist Anne Akiko Meyers gets hungry when she performs? Find out why when you read about this week's Artist Of The Week!

  • Artist Of The Week: Lang Lang

    August 28, 2017

    At 9 years-old, Lang Lang's piano teacher told him to quit and "go home." Today, at 35, Lang Lang is not only one of the great pianists of our time, but he's achieved a level of celebrity rarely seen by a classical musician.

  • Artist Of The Week: Sharon Isbin

    August 21, 2017

    Sharon Isbin wanted to be a rocket scientist. Instead she became one of the world's greatest guitarists. And this week she is the Artist Of The Week on Morning Classical. Tune in every weekday between 7 and 9 a.m.

  • Artist Of The Week: Klaus Thunemann

    August 14, 2017

    Klaus Thunemann is proving to audiences worldwide that the art of the bassoon is a very serious business. Hear selections from our Artist Of The Week every day between 7 and 9 on Morning Classical.

  • Marta Argerich

    Sound Advice: Classical Host Kevin Doherty's Favorite New Music

    August 10, 2017

    Capital Public Radio's morning classical host Kevin Doherty shares his thoughts on new releases from Sharon Isbin, Martha Argerich, Klaus Thunemann, and Isabel Leonard.

  • Artist Of The Week: Martha Argerich

    August 7, 2017

    For the better part of six decades, Martha Argerich has been considered to be one of the world's greatest pianists. There was a time when Argerich herself thought she might become a doctor or a secretary. Now she's CapRadio's Artist of the Week!

  • Artist Of The Week: Patrick Gallois

    July 31, 2017

    Patrick Gallois is a man of many talents; most prominently known for his flute playing and conducting. Indeed, Gallois is one of the most acclaimed flutists in the world. We're pleased to present him as our Artist of the Week!