Free WDAV Apps Now Available

POSTED February 29, 2012 – WDAV Classical Public Radio has made it easier than ever to enjoy classical music – especially classical music made in the Carolinas – from anywhere in the world. The station announced today the launch of Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps that give access to live streams and on-demand selections of WDAV classical music programming. The WDAV Classical Public Radio apps are free and available today for download from the Android Market and the iTunes App Store.

WDAV Classical Public Radio appOn all these devices, the WDAV apps offer listeners an easy way to live-stream either of WDAV’s HD channels— WDAV 89.9FM and the Spanish/English Concierto – as well as an ever-growing library of on-demand music and interview selections. This means WDAV fans can listen anywhere to WDAV’s regular weekly programs, as well as specials like the March 30, 2012 live broadcast of the Charlotte Symphony. Using these mobile devices and the WDAV apps, listeners driving outside the Piedmont can enjoy WDAV by connecting to a car stereo via an auxiliary jack.

With the WDAV Classical Public Radio apps, listeners can:

  • Live-stream the HD-1 WDAV 89.9FM programming anytime, anywhere;
  • Live-stream the HD-2 Spanish/English Concierto programming anytime, anywhere;
  • Listen on-demand to selections from favorite WDAV programs, including Carolina Live and Biscuits & Bach;
  • Bookmark special selections or programs for later listening and reference;
  • Use DVR-like controls to pause, rewind, and fast-forward;
  • Share favorite bookmarks via email accounts and apps installed on the device;
  • Wake-up to WDAV using the app’s built-in alarm clock and sleep timer.

WDAV New Media Director Rachel StewartSays WDAV New Media Director Rachel Stewart, “These apps let our listeners take WDAV anywhere they take their mobile devices. And they’re a great way for new listeners the world over to discover the outstanding regional talent we showcase on WDAV. I hope our loyal listeners will soon download, rank and comment on their listening experiences with the new apps – and let us know their suggestions for new features!”


Installing the WDAV Classical Public Radio Apps

For the Android Phone:

  • Go to the Android Market, and tap the “Apps” section.
  • Tap the Search feature (the magnifying glass).
  • Type “WDAV Classical Public Radio,” and tap search. The WDAV app will appear in the search results.
  • Tap the WDAV app link. A description of the WDAV app displays.
  • Tap the “Install” button. Tap the “Accept & download” button.
  • Wait for the WDAV app to be installed. Tap the “Open” button. You’ll see a welcome screen, then the app will automatically take you to the live-streaming page and launch the WDAV 89.9FM stream.
  • You’ll see navigation choices along the bottom of the screen for “Live,” “On-Demand,” “Bookmarks,” “Search” and “More.”
  • Select the stream or on-demand selection, and start listening, bookmarking, and sharing your favorite WDAV moments!
  • Return to the Android Market to rate the app and add any comments about your listening experience.

For the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad:

  • Go to the App Store, and tap the “search” feature.
  • Type “WDAV,” and tap Search. The WDAV app will appear in the search results.
  • Tap the WDAV app link. A description of the WDAV Classical Public Radio app displays.
  • Tap the “Free” button, and it will change to an “Install” button. Tap the “Install” button. Wait for the WDAV app to install.
  • Select the stream or on-demand selection, and start listening, bookmarking, and sharing your favorite WDAV moments!
  • Return to the App Store to rate the app and add any comments about your listening experience.

About WDAV Classical Public Radio

WDAV Classical Public Radio is one of America’s leading producers of original classical-music programming. In addition to producing 156 hours per week for its own broadcast use on 89.9FM, HD-1, HD-2, and channels, the station produces nationally-distributed programs, including World of Opera, Concierto, SummerStages, and, in partnership with ETV Radio of South Carolina, Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College in Davidson, NC, WDAV’s  mission is to make classical music accessible to everyone. The station’s 89.9FM signal reaches a 22-county region centered in the Charlotte, NC metro area and ranging from Rock Hill, SC to Galax, VA. WDAV’s broadcasts can also be heard live online 24 hours a day at 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.


Romance2Revolution: WDAV’s Coverage of Charlotte’s Ulysses Fest

POSTED February 23, 2012 — Throughout the month of March, Charlotte’s performing organizations are celebrating Russian music and culture with the first-ever Ulysses Festival, Charlotte’s Spring Festival of the Arts. Leaders envision this as an annual opportunity for collaboration and community outreach.  WDAV is doing its part too:  From Romance2Revolution: Music by Tchaikovsky, his Contemporaries and Heirs offers a rich variety of music by Russian composers and performers throughout the month of March, including:

  • A Russian Artist Spotlight each weekday afternoon at 2:15 p.m.;
  • A different complete Russian symphonic work each Monday through Thursday on the Symphony at 7;
  • All-Russian editions of Choral Showcase, Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.;
  • Lively features on community groups and arts organizations participating in the Ulysses Festival, airing each Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. and again on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

The entire celebration culminates with a live broadcast of the Charlotte Symphony’s all-Tchaikovsky concert from the Belk Theater on Friday March 30th at 8 p.m. WDAV’s Mike McKay and Matt Rogers host, and the broadcast will feature backstage interviews with CSO Artistic Director Christopher Warren-Green and solo cellist (and 2011 TED fellow) Joshua Roman.

“The Festival’s focus gives us so much to work with,” says WDAV Program Director Frank Dominguez. “We’ll showcase Tchaikovsky and the long reach of his influence through the generation of Russian composers who came after him: Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and beyond. Couple that with our weekly Festival features, in which we’ll stay very local. We’ll be interviewing neighbors, musicians, historians and leaders who know the region’s Russian-speaking community well. We expect to learn a lot through this cultural outreach – and we’ll share it all on-the-air and online at”

Initiatives like WDAV’s Romance2Revolution would not be possible without the generous support of the members of WDAV and by WDAV’s Listen Live Fund. Contributors include Cynthia Tyson, the Jane Cooke Brynn Music Education Fund, the Estate of Debra Buggie and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about WDAV’s Listen Live Fund, contact director of development Rodger Clark at or 877-333-8990.