What is Second Inversion?
Second Inversion is a weekly radio show airing Saturdays at 10pm PT on Classical KING FM 98.1. Each week’s episode features a different theme or trend in contemporary music, allowing listeners a chance to hear the music from a new perspective. Each piece is hand-picked by host Maggie Molloy to draw connections between classical music of the past, wide-ranging musical genres of the present, and cutting-edge sounds of the future.

What’s with the name?
In music theory, an inversion is the rearrangement of notes within a chord – see Wikipedia for more.  With Second Inversion, we hope to expand listeners’ definition of “classical music” while still treating the classical canon with deference…  just like the musical second inversion, where the chord has been shaken up but the notes haven’t changed.

How do I get airplay?

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We love discovering new music and are happy to consider any submissions!

Please mail CDs to:
Maggie Molloy
Classical KING FM: Second Inversion
363 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA  98109


Send high quality .WAVs and PDFs of album booklets, artwork, and notes via Dropbox or another file-sharing site to secondinversion@king.org.

Do you take requests?
Yes, absolutely! Drop us a line at any time and tell us what you’d like to hear.

How do I get on your Event Calendar?
Easily!  Just fill out the form at the bottom of the event page.

What is your affiliation with Classical KING FM 98.1?  Will we hear this on the radio?
Second Inversion is a service of KING FM in Seattle, Washington with an intent to reach new audiences and explore new and unusual music.  We are an online streaming station only, so you will not hear this on terrestrial radio.  In addition to this site, you can find us on the “Listen” dropdown menu at king.org.

How can I be involved with Second Inversion?
We are always seeking new content ideas.  If you’d like to hear a specific performer or composition on Second Inversion, please send suggestions our way!  We are also on the listen for new voices and insights on contemporary music.  If you are interested in being a guest host, please let us know.

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