Discussing theory of music on a classical music station is not very smart. There are other ways to convey its complexity and character.
Although I am a professional musician, even I would agree with the statements below, excerpted from a Huffington Post article. Lennard Davis: How to Kill Classical Music?: Discuss It to Death on the Radio.
I keep returning to the theme of fresh approaches to convey the excitement of classical music to a novice listener.
The programs by the Chicago Symphony called "Beyond the Score" have succeeded in finding the right balance of history, anecdote, images, music sample, drama, and just enough simple theory to give the program some weight.
I applied some of these ideas to my recent recital programs in June. I excerpted several music samples and narrated how they fit together to create the overall mood of the music. I did not have expensive technology such as screens and image projectors. Nor did I have actors and dancers to add variety. But I achieved a positive response from my audience, who appreciated my relatively detailed introductions to the music we performed.
There is a general assumption that the listening public wants to hear about the technicalities of music that only the most sophisticated musicians enjoy discussing. I, for one, don't! Such discussion are not about music, they are shop talk!
At least the Car Talk guys know that you need humor to get most of us past the details about carburetors and cam shafts.
If you want to interest more people in classical music, at least present the dramatic lives of the composers, the interesting history of music, or what it was like to be in a concert hall in Vienna in the 1800s. There are compelling human stories about the making of the music, the artists involved, the way audiences reacted to innovations.