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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If ever I am asked to take a set of records with me to unending solitude, three composers will top the list: Rachmaninoff, Poulenc and, Fryderyk Ch...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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This edition of Carolina Classics features the Spoleto Festival USA playing the beautiful Pavane by Gabriel Fauré, the Winston-Salem Symphony perfo...

Bought by KTXK, KRZA, KPVL, and South Carolina Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 02, 2010
  • Length: 56:12
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Cypress String Quartet
This edition of Carolina Classics features the Spoleto Festival USA playing the beautiful Pavane by Gabriel Fauré, the Winston-Salem Symphony perfo...

Bought by KTXK, KRZA, and South Carolina Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 02, 2010
  • Length: 01:02:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Donald Portnoy
Hear Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra conductor Donald Portnoy lead his "other" orchestra, the USC Symphony. Portnoy is on the podium to lead a s...

Bought by KTXK, KTXK, KRZA, KMXT, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2010
  • Length: 01:02:47
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Donald Portnoy
Hear Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra conductor Donald Portnoy lead his "other" orchestra, the USC Symphony. Portnoy is on the podium to lead a s...

Bought by KTXK, KTXK, KRZA, KMXT, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2010
  • Length: 56:14
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Alisa Weilerstein
Carolina Classics Part Two for Tuesday, June 1st. (Only Part 2; see Part One on main Carolina Classics page)

Bought by KTXK, KRZA, and South Carolina Public Radio


  • Added: May 31, 2010
  • Length: 51:33
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Alisa Weilerstein
A mother/daughter duo, a children's classic in concert and a born Schubertian. On this edition of Carolina Classics, chamber musicians Alisa Weiler...

Bought by KTXK, KRZA, and South Carolina Public Radio


  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: 01:07:28
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: May 30, 2010
  • Length: 01:17:08
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 41:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Spoleto Chamber Music Series Director Charles Wadsworth's farewell season continues with another program of favorites: Brazilian composer Heitoir ...

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


  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 12