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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19 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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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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Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 19: Chopin at the Disco" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radio Chopin."

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 01:45
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Everybody knows a waltz, right? Like Johann Strauss Jr.’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube. ONE two three, ONE two three, ONE two three…a waltz! Three...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 01:59
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He called them “little stories,” and Chopin’s three Opus 56 Mazurkas use the dance form of his native Poland to evoke the past and to dream of the ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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More chamber music from the Spoleto Festival USA with new host Lisa Simeone. Spoleto Chamber Music Series Director Charles Wadsworth continues his ...

Bought by KMUN, WEKU, KPIP-LP, WUFT, KTXK and more


  • Added: Apr 08, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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A smooth and willowy branch is grafted onto a gnarly oak -- and in Chopin’s fertile orchard, a curious hyrbrid blooms.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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Chopin never wrote for the bagpipes. And there wasn’t a drop of Scottish blood in him. But even as a teenager he was a dedicated follower of fashio...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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Spider bites. The driving force behind all manner of lore, tall tales, superhero Spiderman, and, in southern Italy, medicinal dance music meant to ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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More Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA with new host Lisa Simeone. This program features what Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov [GOH-lee-h...

Bought by KMUN, WEKU, KPIP-LP, WUFT, KTXK and more


  • Added: Apr 07, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 17: A Chopin Cantabile" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radio Chopin."

  • Added: Apr 03, 2010
  • Length: :59
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Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 16: Chopin the Illusionist" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radio Chopin."

  • Added: Apr 03, 2010
  • Length: 05:12