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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18 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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20 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.

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11 Pieces

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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“The King of Instruments” has helped create the soundscape of countless movies. Hear themes from Interstellar, Journey to the Center of the Earth (...

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  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • 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 KSTK, WSKG, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, Radio Phoenix, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 39
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Daniel Day-Lewis is the only person in cinematic history to win three Academy Awards for Best Actor, and the scores from Day-Lewis' movies are ofte...

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  • Added: May 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • 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 KSTK, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG, WJFF, WUFT and more


  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 40
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The acclaimed French composer wrote over 350 scores for cinema and television. His best include Steel Magnolias, Julia, Joe Versus the Volcano, and...

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  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • 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 KSTK, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG, WJFF, WEKU and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 38
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Conflict is essential to storytelling, and the greater the cinematic unrest, the more exhilarating the film score. On this edition of Reel Music, y...

Bought by WAMC and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • 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 KSTK, WSKG, Radio Phoenix, WJFF, WUFT and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 40
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More than 400 years after Shakespeare, the English poet and playwright is as much a part of our culture as ever. On this edition of Reel Music, we’...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • 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 KSTK, Radio Phoenix, WJFF, WSMC, WEKU and more


  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41