WDAV Brings You Spoleto Festival USA

Mozart's "The Magic Flute"For 17 days every spring, music, dance, theater and visual art are as much a part of Charleston as church bells, wrought iron balconies and low country cuisine. Spoleto Festival USA returns to the Palmetto State beginning this week, and once again WDAV Classical Public Radio will be there to bring you the sights, smells and sounds of one the most extensive arts festivals in the world. Listen for our Spoleto Daily Dispatches. every weekday at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm starting this Thursday, May 26th!

Take a look at the Festival line-up!

WDAV Bids a Fond Farewell to Summer

This long Labor Day weekend, WDAV bids farewell to summer by sampling selections from the great Carolinas summer music festivals we”ve visited over the past few months.You”ll hear music from Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, and the Brevard Music Center and Festival in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Stay tuned to WDAV 89.9 and wdav.org wherever you go this weekend – and celebrate summer one last time with us!


Spoleto Today’s New Marriage

Making eleven radio programs in 17 days with a group of strangers is like getting married without ever having met your spouse-to-be — except that there are four or five of them, and you have to figure things out pretty fast!
For 14 years, I created, produced and performed Spoleto Today by myself (for the most part). The show started in my kitchen in May 1995. I used the inexpensive (cheap) wireless telephone I had purchased from the big box discount store. I sounded like I was at the bottom of a deep and very damp well, but folks didn’t seem to care. They were just happy to have help making sense of the huge number of things to see and do in Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto. I was in Charleston, and the folks I knew were in Columbia; but, it was fun, and it answered a need.