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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17 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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If you need to get away from it all, this episode is for you. We’re taking you on fantastic journeys with themes from Everest, The Time Machine, Th...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 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...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 42
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Films as diverse in style as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, and Exorcist II: The Heretic feature ...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 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 KAAD-LP, KSTK, WXXI, WSKG, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 36
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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, KSJE, WSKG, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 39
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POW! ZING! SLAM! Comic book heroes jump off the page and onto the big screen in this edition of Reel Music. Hear themes for Superman, Batman, Wonde...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 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 KSJE, KSTK, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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Not all great film scores make it all the way to the theater. On this edition of Reel Music, we’ll sample themes from some of Hollywood’s most nota...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 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 KSJE, KSTK, Tri States Public Radio, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 41
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Oscar-winner Bernard Herrmann was one of cinema’s most versatile composers. He could write scores for dramas, sci-fi and fantasy films, and of cour...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1