WDAV Classical Public Radio Celebrated National Public Radio Music Day
WDAV Classical Public Radio invited the community to tune in as it marked Public Radio Music Day (PRMD) on Wednesday, October 26. PRMD was a day to recognize the role public radio stations such as WDAV play in supporting and serving local musicians and music lovers.
The theme of Public Radio Music Day 2022 was “Discovering the Sound of Local Communities,” and WDAV celebrated with some friends – both old and new – from our region’s classical music scene. Throughout the day WDAV hosted four live sessions from the John Clark Performance Studio, featuring ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan, cellist Tanja Bechtler, classical guitarist Alan Mearns, and NoteWorthy artist Quisol with Charlotte Symphony musicians Kari Giles (violin) and Jeremy Lamb (cello).
“Public Radio Music Day was created a few years ago to remind listeners that there’s more to the medium than news and information, as valuable as those stations are,” said WDAV General Manager Frank Dominguez, who also serves on the noncomMUSIC Alliance Advisory Council. “Here at WDAV we’ve known that and taken it seriously for more than forty years. A key part of our mission has always been to elevate and amplify the arts in general, and classical music in particular, in our region.”
WDAV also invited those who missed the season opening concerts by the Charlotte Symphony to listen on demand. Now through November 7, the recording of the Saturday, October 8 performance is posted at WDAV.org and can also be accessed with WDAV’s mobile app.
In addition to live broadcasts of the Charlotte Symphony, WDAV shines a spotlight on the many regional orchestras and classical music presenters that call the Carolinas home on programs like Carolina Live, heard Sunday evenings at 8, Open Air Brevard, An Appalachian Summer Festival, and the Davidson College Concert Series. And in 2021, WDAV created the NoteWorthy Concert Series to bring together classically trained musicians with pop musicians of color from the Charlotte music scene for genre blending and community building performances. You can view an archive of NoteWorthy Concert Series videos at their website.
For more information about WDAV and all of its programming, contact Will Keible, Director of Marketing & Corporate Support, (704)-894-2983 or at his email.
WDAV’s celebration of Public Radio Music Day was sponsored by the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
WDAV Classical Public Radio is dedicated to building a community focused on classical music by providing easy access to the art form, as well as opportunities for exploration and discovery. In addition to producing 149 hours per week for its own broadcast use on 89.9FM, HD-1, HD-2, and wdav.org channels, the station produces nationally distributed programs, including Concierto, and, in partnership with South Carolina Public Radio, Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, WDAV’s main source of operating revenue comes from annual member contributions. The station’s 89.9FM signal reaches a 22-county region centered in the Charlotte, NC metro area and ranges from Rock Hill, SC to Galax, VA. WDAV’s broadcasts can also be heard live online 24 hours a day at wdav.org and iTunes, as well as on any Android, iPhone, or iPad device equipped with the WDAV Classical Public Radio app, or the TuneIn, NPR Music, or Public Radio Player apps.