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 KMUN and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • 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 KAAD-LP, WRTU, Marfa Public Radio, KMFA, KGLP and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 35
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Host Matt Rogers will have you ready for the year’s biggest awards show by sampling the scores from this year’s nominees for Best Original Score: D...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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He was one of the pioneers of the Hollywood film score. His style influenced many great composers who would follow him, including John Williams. We...

  • Added: Apr 11, 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, WSKG, Radio Phoenix, WBAA, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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“Quit while you’re ahead” is wisdom Hollywood rarely heeds. Batman Forever, Superman III, Spider-Man 3, Alien 3, Jaws 3-D, The Godfather Part III—a...

  • Added: Apr 05, 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 WSKG, KAAD-LP, Radio Phoenix, WBAA, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 39
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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...

  • Added: Mar 28, 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, WSKG, Radio Phoenix, WSMC, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 39
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Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Abyss, Death Becomes Her, Father of the Bride, Contact, Cast Away, The Polar Expres...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00