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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27 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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27 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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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

Bought by WMRA, Marfa Public Radio, KGLP, WSMC, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 37
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Enjoy mysterious themes from great whodunits and other stories of intrigue: Knives Out, Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, Gosford Pa...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Film music for America on this edition of Reel Music! You’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s most patriotic films: Independence Day, Air Force On...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2022
  • 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, KRDP, WSKG, WMRA and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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June is Pride Month, so we’ll celebrate diversity with themes from LGBTQ films: Call Me By Your Name, Moonlight, Carol, Brokeback Mountain, Maurice...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2022
  • 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, KRDP, WMRA and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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He’s one of today’s most in-demand composers, an Oscar winner for Up, and the man behind the music for Ratatouille, Star Trek, Doctor Strange, Spid...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • 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, KRDP, KETR-FM and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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We generally try avoiding disasters, except at the movie theater, where natural and man-made catastrophes have always been a big draw. Hear themes ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The American Film Institute chose 10 films as the best in 10 classic American categories: science fiction, romantic comedy, gangster, epic, sports,...

  • Added: May 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00