From the Top marked ten years in public broadcasting in 2010. In the late 1990s, From the Top's founders proposed a radio series that would celebrate the amazing performances and personal stories of the nation's top pre-collegiate classical musicians. Some were skeptical of its appeal. Yet, when From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley debuted in 2000, it became the fastest growing weekly classical music program in public radio history, and is now one of the most popular. Learn more about our history.