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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20 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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37 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 Tri States Public Radio, Nevada Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Sometimes, the orchestra alone just isn’t enough to convey the drama that the director and composer are reaching for. That’s when the chorus steps ...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2022
  • 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 Classic107.3, KAAD-LP, WRTU, KACU, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 31
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From an early movie, simply called San Francisco, to recent films, Beautiful Boy and The Last Black Man in San Francisco, the city by the Bay has b...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2022
  • 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 WUFT, WFIU, WSKG, KRDP, WMRA and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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Philip Glass is one of today’s most influential composers. You can hear his works in the opera house, the concert hall, and the movie theater. He’s...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2022
  • 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, WFIU, WUFT, WSKG, KRDP and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 42
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We’re off to Hogwarts on this edition of Reel Music. We’ll sample the Potter film scores by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alex...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • 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 WUFT, WRTI, WFIU, WSKG, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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This time on Reel Music, we’re celebrating the contributions of Hispanic and Latin American composers who have left their mark on Hollywood: Lalo S...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00