Randy is Texas Public Radio's Classical Music Director and is the only current on-air personality who has been with the stations since KPAC's inception.
Randy started his career in classical broadcasting at KMFM in the mid-70s, working with one of KPAC's founders, B.J. McClain. The overnight shift was the only full-time job when KPAC first started in 1982 and he was happy to take it.
Randy's first love is painting; he enjoys portraits, landscapes and still lifes, and he spends much of his free time in front of an easel. Great music is a perfect complement to his love for painting and Randy spent years trying to find the perfect instrument. The piano came close, but he eventually realized that his best instrument is a turntable or CD player (or digital library).
Randy is on KPAC every weekday morning and continues The Piano online with regular KPAC Blog posts about timeless instrument, the music that has been created for it and the musicians who have become famous for playing it.
Classical morning announcer and KPAC Music Director Randy Anderson is host and producer of The Piano, a program that takes an in-depth look at the instrument, the music that has been created for it and the musicians who have become famous playing it.
Each program focuses on a different aspect of the piano. One program may explore composers of piano music of a specific era, another may do a comparative study of different keyboard instruments. From Arthur Rubenstein to Evgeny Kissin, The Piano will always include analysis of the individual styles of musicians. There may be interviews with visiting artists or a presentation of performances, such as those during the International Piano Competition.