Monthly Archives: December 2009

WDAV Airs NPR Newsman Carl Kassell’s Last Newscast Today at 11

After 30 years of delivering the morning news to National Public Radio listeners, native North Carolinian Carl Kassell will step away from the newscast today to take on other duties for NPR. His last delivery is this morning at 11 AM, and WDAV will carry it live over the air at 89.9FM and online at wdav.org.
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Christmas Memories on Christmas Eve

Hi. Jennifer Foster here. As much as I’m enjoying telling you my Christmas memories and stories today, I’d especially like to read and/or share on the air any you have to pass along. I’ll be on the air until 5, … Continue reading

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Charlotte Symphony Meets Its Year-End Fundraising Challenge

DECEMBER 22, 2009 | Press Release Issue by The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
The Charlotte Symphony (CSO) announced today that it has received the $500,000 in gifts necessary to match a challenge grant offered in August. The half-million-dollar challenge, which had to be met by December 31, 2009, was pledged anonymously.
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WDAV to Produce NPR World of Opera

WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio announced today that as of January 18, 2010, the station will take over production of National Public Radio’s World of Opera, keeping in place NPR’s successful creative team of host Lisa Simeone and producer Bruce Scott. WDAV General Manager Benjamin K. Roe is the new executive producer. The show will continue to be marketed and distributed by NPR.
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Charlotte Musician to be Featured on This Sunday’s Pipedreams

This weekend, American Public Media’s Pipedreams features Charlotte organist Maureen Howell of St. John’s Baptist Church performing a Christmas medley on the church’s 2008 Letourneau organ.
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Watch Your Radio 12/11/09: Cinderella and the Cranes

Below is the poster that announced the premiere of Jules Massenet’s opera Cendrillon at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique, Paris in 1899. The slippers at the bottom of the poster are golden, not glass. I can handle that. What perplexes … Continue reading

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Classical Voice of NC Finds Chamber Concert “Exhilarating”

Perry Tannenbaum, writing for the Classical Voice of North Carolina, has great things to say about the December 1 Charlotte Chamber Music concert, held at First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and broadcast live by WDAV.
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Watch our video of “A VOX Christmas from St. John’s”

We hope you heard and enjoyed our live holiday concert broadcast of “A VOX Christmas from St. John’s!” If you missed the broadcast, you can hear it again over the air on Sunday, December 13 at 5 PM — and you can sample this video right now!
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