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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36 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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54 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 WSMC, WXXI Rochester, KMUN, WCLV, KCUR and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 24
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In honor of Valentine’s, you’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s best romances, including Love Story, Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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February is Black History Month. We'll sample scores from three of Hollywood's most successful black composers: Quincy Jones, Mervyn Warren, and Te...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2023
  • 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, GCR (Global Community Radio), WRTI, WSKG, KETR-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 47
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One of cinema’s best early film composers was none other than Dmitri Shostakovich. Enjoy selections from The Gadfly, The New Babylon, Michurin, Pir...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2023
  • 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, WRTI, WSKG, KETR-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 44
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We’re blasting off and battling space baddies on this edition of Reel Music. Enjoy energetic themes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Return of...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2023
  • 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, Blue Lake Public Radio, WMRA and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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She’s one of cinema’s greatest actresses ever. We’ll sample scores from Meryl Streep’s best films—Out of Africa, Julie & Julia, The Iron Lady, The ...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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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 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00