WDAV Classical Public Radio

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WDAV 89.9, a public radio service of Davidson College and licensed to the Trustees of Davidson College, is a member-supported public radio service providing classical music and cultural arts programming 24 hours each day. WDAV reaches a Charlotte, NC-centered 22 county market of 2.2 million people. The station attracts approximately 125,000 listeners each week and receives financial support from 7,500 members.

The station's 24-hour service is certified by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is a member of NPR and American Public Media.  The format is all-classical, with NPR newscasts at various times throughout the day. The purpose of WDAV is to provide classical music and cultural arts programming of the highest quality and to promote the activities of local arts organizations and artists of all disciplines. The station is more than a music service. Significant air time and staff resources are devoted to creating "a community of the arts." This is accomplished by broadcasting locally recorded concerts and by promoting the events and activities of area arts organizations through on-air public service announcements, co-sponsorships, ticket-gives and occasional interview features. WDAV promotes major community projects throughout the year. In 1996, WDAV received statewide recognition with the "Excellence in Media" award from ARC of North Carolina (Association of Retarded Citizens).In 1998 the station was awarded the DEI Award for major Gifts at the Public Radio Conference in Washington DC.

Series

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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Music by Spanish and Latin American composers is alternated with classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists.

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WDAV Classical Public Radio presents OpenAir Brevard, a new weekly concert broadcast series from the 74th season of the renowned Brevard Music Festival in Western North Carolina. The 7-week series begins Sunday, June 27, at 3 P.M. with a live broadcast direct from Brevard's historic Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, and continues every Sunday through August 15th. The Brevard Music Center Orchestra is led by Artistic Administrator Keith Lockhart, who also conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra.

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29 Pieces

Full performances of the music introduced in the 2-minute modules in our companion "Radio Chopin" series, available for optional broadcast after each episode.

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It's a milestone season for one of the longest-running chamber-music series on public radio: Chamber Music from the Spoleto Festival USA returns with new host Lisa Simeone in a series of 13 one-hour concerts that mark the final season of Spoleto's venerable and one-of-a-kind Chamber Music Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth. The series features great guest artists, including violinist Chee-Yun, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joining such Spoleto mainstays as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor and clarinetist Todd Palmer in a season of concerts that is a true collection of "greatest hits" of Charles Wadsworth's Spoleto years. Wadsworth and his successor, St. Lawrence first violinist Geoff Nuttall, introduce each work with their typically humorous, engaging, and unique stage commentary. Also available with excerptable modules and a robust support website www.spoletochambermusic.org. Co-Produced by South Carolina ETV & Radio + WDAV Classical Public Radio. Shari Hutchinson & Benjamin K. Roe, Executive Producers

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Daily broadcasts from the Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC

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Making sense of modern medicine, The Recovery Room is a weekly, half-hour conversation with experts in surgery, medicine, ethics and public health about the latest developments in medicine and health care.

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Listener/member testimonials from WDAV fund raising campaigns 2007-1010.


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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

Bought by KSTK, KSJE, WUFT, KGLP, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

Bought by WUFT, KSTK, KSJE, WABE, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

Bought by WJFF, WUFT, KSTK, KSJE, KJJF and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

Bought by WABE, WSKG, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WUFT, WSMC and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
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