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.

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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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25 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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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...

Bought by WRR and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 10, 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, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG, WJFF, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 42
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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...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Sep 09, 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, Tri States Public Radio, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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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’...

Bought by WRR and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • 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 KSTK, Radio Phoenix, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG, WJFF and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 42
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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...

Bought by KRPS and KMXT


  • 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...

Bought by KMXT


  • 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
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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, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43