Austin’s classical music station KMFA 89.5 has hired Anthony McSpadden as its new director of broadcasting and content, station officials announced recently.

McSpadden will guide KMFA’s overall programming including its “Listen Local” series of live broadcasts.

A native Texan, McSpadden began his career at WRR in Dallas. Most recently he was classical music host for Norfolk, Virginia station WHRO-FM  and program director for its sister NPR affiliate WHRV.

For nearly a decade he worked WorldSpace Corporation, the world’s first satellite radio broadcaster, for which created and developed Maestro, a classical music channel.

McSpadden succeeds John Clare who moved to a new position at WBAA at Purdue University.