Station Announcements http://wrti.org en Where We Are...WRTI at the End of Fiscal Year 2013/2014 http://wrti.org/post/where-we-arewrti-end-fiscal-year-20132014 <p>As we get closer to the end of WRTI's fiscal year on June 30th, I'd like to express how very grateful we are to all of our members who contributed during the last year.</p><p>If you renewed online, gave an additional gift because you received a letter, contributed for the first time because of a member drive, donated a vehicle, arranged a planned gift...thank you! If you're one of over a thousand sustaining members&nbsp;who invest in WRTI every month...thank you! It's all <em>greatly&nbsp;</em>appreciated.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:20:44 +0000 William Johnson 7431 at http://wrti.org Where We Are...WRTI at the End of Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Francesca's Letter http://wrti.org/post/francescas-letter <p>Last Wednesday, I read a moving letter on the air from Francesca Martinez when I inducted her family into the Sousalarm Club. So many of you responded to her heartfelt message, and asked if you could read it online, that we have posted it here (see below), with Ms. Martinez's consent. It's a poignant reminder of how transcendent the power of music can be, and of why this work, this station, and this art form matter so much.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:25:59 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7378 at http://wrti.org Francesca's Letter Spring Member Drive Contest Winners! http://wrti.org/post/spring-member-drive-contest-winners-0 <p>Thanks so much to everyone who pledged during our recent Member Drive. Congratulations to all of our contest winners!</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:01:09 +0000 WRTI Staff 7322 at http://wrti.org Spring Member Drive Contest Winners! An End-Of-Fiscal-Year Message from Dave Conant http://wrti.org/post/end-fiscal-year-message-dave-conant <p>As WRTI's fiscal year comes to an end, we are working hard to finish the year on a high note and start the new fiscal year off right. <strong>We were $195,000 short of reaching our $2,263,000 annual goal, but thanks to everyone who has pledged so far, we're now down to $119,000.</strong></p><p>Meeting this goal is essential to continue bringing you the music you love. With only a few weeks remaining in our fiscal year, <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wrti/pledge.pledgemain" target="_blank"><strong>your contribution now</strong></a> will have a great impact.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:10:39 +0000 7311 at http://wrti.org An End-Of-Fiscal-Year Message from Dave Conant WRTI Honored with Two Broadcasting Awards! http://wrti.org/post/wrti-honored-two-broadcasting-awards <p><strong>The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters</strong> presented WRTI with two awards on May 5th at their annual luncheon. Senior Arts and Culture Producer Susan Lewis, and Station Manager Bill Johnson, accepted the awards on behalf of the station at the Hershey Hotel.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:06:56 +0000 WRTI Staff 7280 at http://wrti.org WRTI Honored with Two Broadcasting Awards! You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth. http://wrti.org/post/you-listen-wrti-its-simple-truth <p><strong>How much do you listen to WRTI?</strong> Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:39:03 +0000 7226 at http://wrti.org You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth. The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore http://wrti.org/post/passing-crossings-jeffrey-dinsmore <p><a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20140416_Singer_Jeffrey_Dinsmore__42.html" target="_blank"><strong>Jeffrey Dinsmore</strong>,</a> co-founder and integral member of the Philadelphia choral ensemble The Crossing, died suddenly on April 14th in Los Angeles at age 42. The Crossing's conductor <strong>Donald Nally sent out this email message (below) about Jeff's passing. </strong>This is such a sad loss for Jeff's family and loved ones, and for everyone in Philadelphia's choral community. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:08:03 +0000 Kile Smith 7208 at http://wrti.org The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore Coming Up! Longwood Gardens 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival http://wrti.org/post/coming-longwood-gardens-2014-wine-jazz-festival <p><a href="http://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/wine-jazz-festival" target="_blank"><strong>The red-hot 2014 Longwood Gardens Wine &amp; Jazz Festival</strong></a> is on <strong>Saturday, June 7th, from 2 to 9 pm</strong>, and is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens. <strong>Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater </strong>is headliner to an outstanding lineup, including Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Tony Miceli Quartet, and Tom Moon's Jazz Casual.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 7093 at http://wrti.org Coming Up! Longwood Gardens 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival Radio Pro Bob Craig: 50 Years On The Air and Counting! http://wrti.org/post/radio-pro-bob-craig-50-years-air-and-counting <p>WRTI's much-loved jazz host Bob Craig is celebrating a milestone - 50 years on the air! We're so proud of Bob. He's a seasoned pro, and we're extremely fortunate that he's a part of our WRTI family. Here's his story...</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:52:07 +0000 WRTI Staff 7063 at http://wrti.org Radio Pro Bob Craig: 50 Years On The Air and Counting! The Berks Jazz Fest Is Coming Up... http://wrti.org/post/berks-jazz-fest-coming <p>Are you planning on checking out the 2014 Berks Jazz Fest in Reading? It's a must-attend event. Of course, we'll be there! Mark your calendar now, drive up between March 28th and April 6th, and stop by and say hello to some of our WRTI hosts - Jeff Duperon on Friday night the 28th, and Bob Perkins on Sunday morning the 30th.</p><p><a href="https://www.berksjazzfest.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Details and full lineup here.</strong></a></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:30:28 +0000 WRTI Staff 7002 at http://wrti.org The Berks Jazz Fest Is Coming Up...