The hills are alive… Trust me, if you’re a classical music fan, you’ll want to run through a lush field (with your arms outstretched in song, of course) once you read about the biggest news to hit the St. Louis airwaves in years.

At 10 a.m. on Monday, April 8, the nonprofit Radio Arts Foundation will go live; and the likes of Bach, Chopin and Tchaikovsky will once again escort us through morning drive, brighten our day and soothe us to sleep.

But the new classical station strives to do so much more: It wants to play a meaningful role in helping our local arts community flourish—and that got our attention. As our readers know, our publication also considers that calling to be of great importance. And that is why we welcome the Radio Arts Foundation with our arms outstretched. We look forward to a partnership that is intended to keep our readers—and their listeners—at the forefront of everything that’s good about St. Louis.