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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14 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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14 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.

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5 Pieces

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.


Latest Pieces

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The Bible has provided rich source material for some of cinema's biggest films: The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, Samson and Delilah, and King of King...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KETR-FM, KVNO, WHCP-LP, KMUN, WUFT and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 35
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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...

Bought by KMXT and WRR


  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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, KSTK, WSKG, WJFF, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 39
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It's an offer you can't refuse! Enjoy an hour of themes from great mob movies: Bugsy, Once Upon a Time in America, The Departed, The Untouchables, ...

Bought by KTXK, KUPR low power FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Classic107.3, KSTK, KGLP, Radio Phoenix, WSKG and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 37
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Oscar-winner Bernard Herrmann was one of cinema’s most versatile composers. He could write scores from dramas, sci-fi and fantasy films, and of cou...

Bought by KTXK and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Classic107.3, WXXI, WSKG, KSTK, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 40
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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy a celebration of scores from movies made by the Irish or featuring Irish story lines. You’ll hear themes ...

Bought by KTXK and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 WXXI, Classic107.3, WSKG, WJFF, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 40