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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40 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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29 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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Enjoy mysterious themes from great whodunits and other stories of intrigue: Knives Out, Death on the Nile, Murder on the Orient Express, Gosford Pa...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s fair to say, Tom Hanks can do it all. He got his start in comedies, but won two Oscars for dramas. Enjoy music from Forrest Gump, Philadelphia...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2024
  • 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 Nevada Public Radio, KMXT, and Blue Lake Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 11, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Nevada Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio, KMFA, WOSU, KSJE and more


  • Added: Jul 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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, WSKG, WBAA, WMRA, Blue Lake Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 08, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 39
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Alex North earned 15 Oscar nominations during a long career that included scoring Spartacus, Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and A Stre...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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POW! ZING! SLAM! Comic book heroes jump off the page and onto the big screen in this edition of Reel Music. Hear themes for Captain America, Batman...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2024
  • 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, WRTI, WSKG, WMRA, KRPS and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 47
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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, KRPS, WRTI, WSKG, WPVM 103.7 and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 48
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Saddle up, partner! It’s a tribute to that most American of genres, the Hollywood western, both classic and contemporary. Hear music from The Searc...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:00