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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 08 May 2023

All Classical Portland announces new headquarters at KOIN Tower in downtown Portland, complete with a unique performance space and a new state-of-the-art recording studio available to local composers and performers. The station’s relocation to KOIN Tower in early 2024 will bring All Classical to the heart of downtown Portland, where it will serve as a national beacon for arts-based urban regeneration and increase the range of activities it can offer.

Station highlights in recent years include ground-breaking Artist in Residence and Youth Ambassador programs, an arts journalism mentorship, and the award-winning Recording Inclusivity Initiative (winner of the coveted national Local that Works Award). In addition, the network launched a second station in 2019 (icanradio.org), designed to increase access for children to arts education. Currently, over 250,000 people in the Pacific Northwest enjoy the services of All Classical every week, and millions stream across the United States and around the world in over 100 countries.

All Classical's new space will host community concerts and events, with recording and video studios available to document and amplify local artists. The technical capabilities available will facilitate the next wave of innovative production for the station:

"This move will enable us to expand our community-focused service on and off the air, and substantially strengthen our position in the digital world," shares All Classical’s President & CEO Suzanne Nance. “Our station has matured into one of the most successful in the nation and is becoming a truly integrated arts and culture network."

All Classical must raise $6 million to help build and equip their new home and has already raised nearly half of the necessary funding. Prudential Real Estate Investors (KOIN Tower landlord) has offered a significant financial investment to help All Classical build out the space, alongside generous donations from community members and businesses such as Oregon Lumber Company.

For all up-to-date information, and to donate, please visit All Classical’s website.

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