Memorial Day Weekend – Summer Start-Up

Memorial Day

POSTED Friday, May 25, 2012 — Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and at WDAV and in the Carolinas, it’s when the summertime music-making begins in earnest. We’ll kick things off this weekend with recordings we’ve made at great summer music festivals such as Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, and the Brevard Music Center and Summer Festival in the NC Mountains. You’ll also hear selections from other venerable classical-music festivals like Marlboro and Aspen.

It’s the perfect accompaniment to whatever you have on tap for the holiday weekend. Celebrate Summer Music Festivals this weekend on WDAV 89.9 FM and online at!


Davidson Receives $25 Million for Davidson Trust

Davidson College, WDAV’s licensee, has announced it will receive $25 million from Edward L. “Ted” Baker for The Davidson Trust which provides assistance to students for whom a Davidson education would not otherwise be financially feasible. Davidson is committed to meeting 100 % of admitted students’ demonstrated need with grants and student employment instead of loans, and this gift, the second largest in the college’s history, significantly furthers that ambition. Congratulations Davidson College, and thanks to Ted baker for his extraodinary generosity. Read more at the Davidson College Web site.