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Classical Music’s Comeback, on Public Radio

POSTED April 25, 2010 on — by Elizabeth Jensen
In the last decade, public radio stations could not get rid of classical music fast enough, as station after station abandoned the format for news and talk, alienating classical fans. Just 19 commercial classical stations remain on the air nationwide, by one count, down from about 50 in the early 1990s. But as ad-supported programmers also decide that the classical format is no longer practical, the music has started to find a new savior. And, to the surprise of many, it is public broadcasting.


WDAV Year-End Fundraiser – The Final Five! (thousand)

Support WDAV in its final push to the finish line. The station has now raised 90% of its $50,000 goal to meet the end of its fiscal year. Tune in to 89.9 or listen live to Joe Brant, Lauren Rico, Rachel Stewart and Jennifer Foster bring us to the finish line with special membership offers!
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End-of-Year Fund Drive Update – midday Tuesday 6/16/09

givetoday_licenceplate.jpgJust before noon on the first day of our short three-day fund drive, WDAV”s supporters have given more than $7,000 — Thank you! If you haven”t already given a financial gift this year, now is the time. Join your fellow classical music fans, and help us meet our $50,000 end-of-year fundraising goal. Please join or renew your WDAV membership today by calling us at 1-877-333-8990 or at our website.

WDAV 89.9 and SCETV To Broadcast Live from Spoleto Festival USA

Unprecedented Partnership Will Enable Broadcasts to Be Heard Across the Carolinas and Around the World
May 20, 2009 — DAVIDSON, NC… For 17 days and nights each spring, tens of thousands of tourists, arts lovers, and critics flock to Spoleto Festival USA. They fill Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces to witness renowned artists in chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music, as well as opera, theater and dance.
At the opening of this year’s Spoleto Festival USA on May 22, radio and online listeners will have a new option for enjoying Spoleto Festival USA: they can listen to several hours of live broadcasts each weekday–direct from Charleston, South Carolina–on WDAV-FM 89.9 Classical Public Radio or South Carolina ETV Radio’s Classical NPR stations: WSCI-FM Charleston 89.3, WEPR-FM Greenville 90.1 and WLTR-FM Columbia 91.3.