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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31 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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22 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 WUFT, KMUN, WFIU, New Hampshire Public Radio, WRTI and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 46
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In 1997, Rachel Portman made history as the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Original Score. Her work includes music for Emma, The Cid...

  • Added: Feb 11, 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 WUFT, KMUN, WFIU, WSMR, WRTI and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 47
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With Valentine's right around the corner, you’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s best romances, including Love Story, Casablanca, Breakfast at Ti...

  • Added: Feb 04, 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 WUFT, WSMR, KMUN, WFIU, WRTI and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 47
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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 28, 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 WSMR, WUFT, KMUN, WFIU, WSKG and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 46
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Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most acclaimed directors in cinematic history. The “Master of Suspense” is responsible for Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Win...

  • Added: Jan 21, 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 WSMR, WUFT, WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 47
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You’re invited to a smorgasbord of scores from big screen buffets. Enjoy delicious themes from Chocolat, Like Water for Chocolate, Ratatouille, Jul...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00