Stephen Petke

Substitute Classical Music Host

Stephen has been a substitute classical music host at New England Public Radio since 2016. He has a three decade, multi-faceted career at Cigna Healthcare Insurance . Currently, he is the classical music director at University of Hartford’s radio station WWUH 91.3. Stephen studied at Seneca College in Canada (where he was Valedictorian) and Central Connecticut State University.  He has a graduate degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.  Stephen  has an identical twin brother and his wife, Suzanne, is a fraternal twin. He has  performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as the barking dog in Walter Piston’s The Incredible Flutist. He is from a very musical family. Stephen’s father was a singer; mother a pianist and teacher for 30 years. His sister played clarinet while his brother played the trombone. Stephen, himself, is not as musical, but played shortstop in baseball.

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