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.
Pity poor Beethoven. Because of WDAV’s traditional December focus on holiday music, the great master’s December 16th birth anniversary has usually been overlooked. But not this year!
Thank you for making WDAV”s 2010 Fall Membership Campaign one of our very best ever. 1,336 contributions, 313 new members, supporting, saluting and sustaining classical public radio to the tune of more than $200,000. Check-out across the globe that gave to WDAV during this campaign. WDAV and wdav.org are here for you on-the-air and online twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Thank you for being there for us!
Did you hear this news re: a new member to America’s classical public radio community? The good folks from Seattle’s KING-FM visited WDAV several months ago, and I think you’ll recognize WDAV in some of KING’s community goals. This post is courtesy of Scanning the Dial, a classical music broadcasting blog we read closely!
If you are skeptical about how a community can come together to create and support one great musical idea, watch this.
Happy Birthday, Fryderyk Chopin! To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the “poet of the piano,” WDAV offers special programming throughout the day on Monday, March 1st. Listen today for these tributes:
Tomorrow, September 30, Davidson College welcomes the Punch Brothers to the Duke Family Performance Hall. The group has been playing a startling mix of bluegrass, jazz and classical music to sell-out crowds around the world.
And today at 10:30 AM, you can hear WDAV’s exclusive interview with the band’s mandolin virtuoso, Chris Thile. Listen over the air at 89.9 FM, via the Public Radio App with your iPhone or via live streaming through iTunes or wdav.org.