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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20 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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Intended for (optional) broadcast after “Radio Chopin 26: Chopin Waltzes in 2/4 Time” from the companion series of 2-minute modules, “Radio Chopin.”

  • Added: Apr 15, 2010
  • Length: 03:55
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Intended for (optional) broadcast after “Radio Chopin 25: Bagpipes, Prophecy and Nostalgia” from the companion series of 2-minute modules, “Radio C...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2010
  • Length: 12:14
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Chopin composed an etude – or study – meant to teach you to use your right hand in a new way. Instead of just the melody, your right hand has to pl...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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When you think of Chopin, what first comes to mind? A nocturne? An etude? Or...that waltz. You know, THAT one...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2010
  • Length: 02:00
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Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 24: Chopin’s Odd Couple" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radio Chopin."

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 14:08
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Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 23: Chopin’s Brave Scots" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radio Chopin."

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 02:08
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• Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 22: Chopin’s Spider Bite" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radio Chopin."

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 03:03
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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 10, 2010
  • Length: 03:32
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Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 20: Chopin's Drinking Song" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radio Chopin."

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 02:30
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Intended for (optional) broadcast after "Radio Chopin 18: Poland's Greatness, Poland's Sorrow" from the companion series of 2-minute modules, "Radi...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Length: 12:17