Reel Music

Series produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio

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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.

Reel Music is a great entry point for new listeners, who may know more about movies than they do classical music, and it provides an entertaining break from routine for seasoned classical listeners who also appreciate a good film score.

The show is 59:00 and comes in three segments. Segment 2 is always a music bed for underwriting during the floating break.

Reel Music is offered FREE and is a co-production of WDAV and KBACH. For more information, contact Matt Rogers at KBACH in Phoenix.

NOTE: All episodes are FREE. Air them as many times as you want in whatever order you want. New episodes drop each Friday morning.


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34 Pieces

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The holidays wouldn’t be the same without those cherished Christmas classics—A Christmas Carol (1951), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), It’s a Wonder...

Bought by North State Public Radio, WRR, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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You’re invited to a smorgasbord of scores from big screen buffets. Enjoy delectable themes from Ratatouille, Julie & Julia, Chocolat, Babette’s Fea...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the attack that killed 2,403 Americans and led the United States to...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Some movies seem to capture the essence of America. You’ll hear themes from Our Town, To Kill a Mockingbird, East of Eden, A Christmas Story, and m...

Bought by KTXK, Troy Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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More often than not, the book is better than the movie. But there are exceptions: The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, The Silence ...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Occasionally, a filmmaker uses existing classical music instead of (or to supplement) an original score. You'll hear themes from Apocalypse Now, Ca...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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He’s one of today’s most bankable composers, an Oscar winner for Up, and the man behind the music for Star Trek, Super 8, Ratatouille, Doctor Stran...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Ahoy! Set sail with host Matt Rogers on an exploration of great music from big screen ocean voyages. Hear themes from Titanic, Pirates of the Carib...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Look out! The monsters are loose! With Halloween just around the corner, get your fright on with music written for Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Drac...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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If his name’s not familiar, the movies he’s scored probably are: Thor, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Cindere...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Strap yourself in! We’re taking a dizzying trip through time with scores from cinema’s best time-traveling flicks, including Back to the Future, Ti...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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They’re not quite villains, but they’re certainly not heroes. They’re our favorite morally challenged protagonists of the movies. We’ll enjoy music...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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He was one of the pioneers of the Hollywood film score. His style influenced many great composers who would follow him, including John Williams. We...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Take a musical journey from television to film as we sample themes from 1960's franchises that jumped from small screen to big: Star Trek, Mission ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s an hour of creepy themes to give you a chill. You’ll hear music from Hollywood’s best horror and suspense films, including Psycho, The Bride o...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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John Williams has more Oscar nominations than anyone in history, except for Walt Disney. On this edition of Reel Music, enjoy themes from Williams’...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Dark Victory—all were released the same year. Celebrate 1939...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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“Quit while you’re ahead” is wisdom Hollywood rarely heeds. Batman Forever, Superman III, Spider-Man 3, Alien 3, Jaws 3-D, The Godfather Part III—a...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Howard Shore has three Oscars, three Golden Globes, and four Grammy’s. He’s scored nearly a hundred films, including Seven, The Silence of the Lamb...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1