Don’t miss the Q&A given recently by WDAV General Manager Ben Roe to Emily Williams, editor of the online cultural magazine, Charlotte Viewpoint.
JULY 22, 2009 – WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio is logging quite a few miles this summer in pursuit of the best classical music being made at the Carolinas’ summer music festivals. In May, WDAV took its listeners to Charleston for all 17 days of Spoleto Festival USA. Last week, WDAV spent time at Greensboro’s Eastern Music Festival. This weekend, the 37-foot long WDAV Broadcast RV, affectionately known to staffers as “Camper Van Beethoven,” makes a stop at the picturesque Brevard Music Festival in the mountains of western North Carolina.
WDAV is broadcasting live this week from the Eastern Music Festival held at historic Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Our staff is already there setting up our studio-away-from-home and conducting interviews with musicians, composers, faculty, and students. Here are some photos from our first days at the Festival.
WDAV closes out its financial year on June 30th, and this morning we begin an end-of-year on-air membership campaign. It doesn”t last long – only a few days — but in that short time we hope to raise $50,000 so WDAV can end the year in good financial standing.
If you haven”t already given a financial gift this year, now is the time! Please join or renew by calling us at 1-877-333-8990 or at our website.
It”s been an amazing 30th anniversary year for WDAV. We”ve offered you live broadcasts of the Charlotte Symphony, Opera Carolina, Charlotte Chamber Music, VOX, Spoleto Festival USA. We”ve brought you interviews and performances from pianist Pamela Howland, the Cavatina Duo, Ursula Oppens and many others.
You depend on WDAV to bring you the best classical music made in the Carolinas. Our efforts depend, in turn, on your support. Won”t you join or renew at our website or call 1-877-333-8990 now? Regardless of the amount you give, please give today to WDAV. Thank you!
Benjamin K. Roe
WDAV General Manager