For over a decade, Angela Mitchell has carved out a successful dual career as a radio host and a classically trained soprano, winning over audiences both on the air and on stage. In her current position as Host/Announcer for WCLV Classical 104.9, she hosts the overnight shift Monday through Friday from midnight to 6:00 a.m. She regularly interviews some of the most prominent figures in the industry, such as Joshua Bell, Fabio Luisi, Peter Gelb, Itzhak Perlman, Joyce DiDonato, Alisa Weilerstein, Jonas Kauffmann, Alessio Bax, Danielle DeNiese, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Joseph Calleja. She produces and hosts the monthly in-studio performance program, First Fridays, as well as weekly interviews and other special programming. She has also spearheaded WCLV’s increased efforts to target a younger demographic, in part by launching or managing the station's presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud. Over the first nine months of her tenure, the percentage of listeners under the age of 40 doubled.
Ms. Mitchell began her radio career in 2007 as an intern with American Public Media’s Performance Today, where she directed the inaugural intern edition of the show. In addition to screening the thousands of submissions for broadcast that the program receives each year, Ms. Mitchell wrote scripts, researched programming concepts, and assisted host Fred Child with daily production.
Upon moving to Houston in 2010, Ms. Mitchell secured an internship with Houston Public Radio, where she became an instrumental member of the team that launched Classical 91.7, a new, full-time classical music station. While at Classical 91.7, Ms. Mitchell created, produced, and hosted Music in the Making, a one-hour weekly show featuring performances from the schools of music at Rice University and the University of Houston. The program continues to be a staple on Houston airwaves today. During her final year with the station, Ms. Mitchell was promoted from intern to full-time host, a position she held for over a year before relocating to Cleveland to join WCLV.
Ms. Mitchell holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Houston, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Minnesota.