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Debussy Turns 150 Years Old!

“Music is the silence between the notes.” “I love music passionately. And because I love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.” “Art is the most beautiful of all lies.” Claude Debussy was a man of … Continue reading

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WDAV Says Goodbye to Beloved Colleague and Friend Ruskin Cooper.

On Wednesday, July 18, Davidson lost a kindhearted and talented member of its community. Ruskin Cooper, Artist Associate for piano at Davidson College, passed away peacefully among his family after losing consciousness due to cardiac arrest. To honor our friend, … Continue reading

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Students Tour the WDAV Studio

By: Kali Blevins, WDAV Fellow kablevins@wdav.org   On Friday, July 6, WDAV opened its doors to some special guests. Invited by board member Andrew Adair to tour the station, thirty-eight ten to fourteen-year-olds from the Clara H. Jones Summer Institute … Continue reading

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Follow Our Weekend Program Changes!

UPDATED September 9, 2011 — We’re shaking up the weekends on WDAV, starting September 1st! New hosts, new times, new days — update your listening calendar here! Fridays 7-9 p.m. Carolina Live – Our popular co-production with South Carolina Public Radio … Continue reading

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Thank You For Your Support!

On Thursday, March 10th, WDAV wrapped up its Spring 2011 Membership Campaign – 9 hours earlier than expected and more than $11,000 over goal! Thank you to all the volunteers who answered phones. To all the restaurants who donated meals. To all the guests who joined us on-the-air. And to the 1,403 people who are investing more than $196,000 to lend their support to WDAV and classical public radio in this region.
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WDAV to Broadcast Christ Church Cathedral Choir Concert Mar 29

Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford, England, begins its 2011 USA/Canada concert tour with first-ever appearances in the Carolinas. On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the choir performs at Charlotte’s Covenant Presbyterian Church, and WDAV Classical Public Radio will be on-hand to present a live broadcast, beginning at 7 p.m.
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Your First Classical Love

What was your first classical love – that first piece of music that “lit your fire” for classical music? Several WDAV staffers share their funny-wacky-touching classical love stories below. Take a listen, and then let us know YOUR first classical love!
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The Charlotte Observer’s Profile of WDAV’s Tom Burge

Tom Burge isn’t like WDAV’s other announcers. They make their livings this way; he has a day job, and night job, playing in the Charlotte Symphony. The other hosts are radio veterans; Burge never had a show until WDAV handed him this one last summer.
Nevertheless, the Davidson-based station puts him on the air Sunday nights from 9 to midnight to spotlight his favorites: “music I listen to when I’m relaxing or having a ginger ale with friends,” he tells listeners one night between selections. “Music that moves me.”
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