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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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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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.

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Daily broadcasts from the Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC

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Making sense of modern medicine, The Recovery Room is a weekly, half-hour conversation with experts in surgery, medicine, ethics and public health about the latest developments in medicine and health care.


Latest Pieces

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Max Steiner is known as “the father of film music.” He wrote some of cinema’s earliest scores, earning 24 Oscar nominations. You’ll hear his themes...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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, KSTK, WSKG, KAAD-LP, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 42
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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 KETR-FM, WRTI, KSTK, WSKG, WBAA and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 38
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Elliot Goldenthal has been called "the thinking man's composer." The Oscar winner for Frida has also written scores for the Alien and Batman franch...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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, KSTK, WSKG, KETR-FM, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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Film music for America on this edition of Reel Music! You’ll hear themes from some of cinema’s most patriotic films: Independence Day, Air Force On...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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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, KSTK, WSKG, KCUR, KETR-FM and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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They're not good movies. We know they're not good movies, but we love them just the same. Hear themes from Jaws 3-D, Masters of the Universe, The D...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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If you really need an escape right now, this episode is for you. We’re taking you on fantastic journeys with themes from Everest, The Time Machine,...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KVNO, WRR, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 WSKG, WRTI, KSTK, KETR-FM, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 42