Robert Conrad is the co-founder and president of WCLV-FM, Cleveland’s 24-hour-a-day classical music station. He has hosted the broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1965, which means he has likely been the commentator for an orchestra broadcast series longer than anyone else in the history of American radio. Conrad has appeared as narrator with The Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom Concert Band, Akron Symphony, Ashland Symphony and CIM Orchestra, among others.


  • Graduate of the speech school at Northwestern University
  • Honorary doctorate, Cleveland Institute of Music, 1998
  • Honorary doctorate, Baldwin Wallace University, 1982
  • Honorary doctorate, Oberlin College, 2002

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music