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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16 Pieces

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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36 Pieces

Reel Music takes your listeners to the movies every week for an hour of orchestral themes from cinema's best film scores. The show is music-centric, with intriguing but brief commentary from host and producer Matt Rogers, who mixes in the occasional vintage snack bar announcement for a fun, nostalgic experience.


Latest Pieces

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If you need to get away from it all, tune in for a trip around the world. It's an hour of themes from movies set in exotic locales, including Lawre...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: :00
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He’s a Grammy Award-winning composer and trumpeter who’s scored many of Spike Lee’s films. Hear themes from BlacKkKlansman, Malcolm X, Da 5 Bloods,...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

Bought by KCUR, WKYU, Nevada Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WFIU and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 26
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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 WRTI, WFIU, WSKG, Radio Phoenix, WKGC and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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Ahoy! Set sail with host Matt Rogers on an exploration of great music from big screen ocean voyages. Hear themes from Titanic, Pirates of the Carib...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

Bought by WFIU, WRTI, WSKG, Radio Phoenix, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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The acclaimed French composer wrote over 350 scores for cinema and television. His best include Steel Magnolias, Julia, Joe Versus the Volcano, and...

  • Added: May 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

Bought by WFIU, WSKG, Radio Phoenix, WKGC, KETR-FM and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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Conflict, bravery, sacrifice, victory—elements of the Hollywood war film. On the next Reel Music, we’ll sample themes from Glory, Darkest Hour, Thi...

  • Added: May 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

Bought by WRTI, WFIU, WSKG, WKGC, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 42