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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15 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 Valley Public Radio, Classic107.3, WMRA, KCUR, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 25
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Eleven James Bond films, five Academy Awards, and many of cinema’s most unforgettable scores—we’re celebrating the work of John Barry with themes f...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2021
  • Length: :00
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Lost at sea, stranded on an island, caught in a blizzard on the side of a mountain: desperate times call for expert composers. We'll explore themes...

  • Added: Jan 17, 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, Delmarva Public Media, WSKG, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 40
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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: Jan 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 WFIU, WRTI, Delmarva Public Media, WSKG, WJFF and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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Enjoy an hour of music by one of today’s best film composers, Alexandre Desplat. He’s scored everything from Harry Potter to The Shape of Water, an...

  • Added: Jan 03, 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, WJFF, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 39
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As we embark on a new year, we’ll celebrate new beginnings with music for characters who made a fresh start. Hear themes from The Truman Show, My F...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A long time ago, John Williams wrote his first note of music for Star Wars. We’ll explore Williams’ 40-plus years of unforgettable themes for the s...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00