Station Announcements http://wrti.org en 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 Monday 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, 16 Apr 2014 16:59:16 +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>Tickets are now on sale for the <a href="http://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/wine-jazz-festival" target="_blank"><strong>2014 red-hot Longwood Gardens Wine &amp; Jazz Festival!</strong></a> This year, the fun 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. 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... The Contest Results Are In! http://wrti.org/post/contest-results-are <p>We offered up some great contests during our Winter Member Drive - all to entice you to pledge your support to WRTI and keep the music coming! Thank you to all participants! <strong>And the winners, so far, are....</strong></p><p><strong>Mozart Marathon Contest: </strong>Peg Dissinger, Newtown, PA - Peg is a Temple graduate and plays in the Temple Night Owls Band, a community band of students, staff, and alumni.</p><p><strong>Berks Jazz Fest Contest #1:</strong> Martha Wallace, Philadelphia</p><p><strong>iPad Air Tuesday Contest: </strong>Shirley Hathaway, Gwynedd, PA</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:11:15 +0000 WRTI Staff 6968 at http://wrti.org The Contest Results Are In! Temple University Media Students Learning The Ropes At WRTI http://wrti.org/post/temple-university-media-students-learning-ropes-wrti <p>In our class, Voice-Over Techniques for Media, we have journeyed through a rich history of voice performers. From hearing the likes of Frank Sinatra to Don LaFontaine, we now arrive at our turn. With Sharon Eisenhour behind us, there isn't much we can't complete. In our early start to this class, we were introduced to many different voice techniques as well as ways to go about using your voice properly for commercial and other creative purposes.&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:17:05 +0000 Joe Juhas 6779 at http://wrti.org Temple University Media Students Learning The Ropes At WRTI A Photo Album of Bob Perkins Through The Years http://wrti.org/post/photo-album-bob-perkins-through-years <p>Mr. Bob Perkins, WRTI jazz host extraordinaire, turns 80 years old today. And for 50 of those years he's been on the radio to the delight of thousands and thousands of listeners. Happy Birthday BP! We love your GM...and you!</p><p><strong>Do you have any anecdotes about BP you'd like to share? Any birthday wishes? Please let Bob know in the comments section below. Thanks!</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/-wAYQEB7Vcc</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:49:22 +0000 WRTI Staff 6772 at http://wrti.org A Photo Album of Bob Perkins Through The Years We'll Be Grateful For Your Vehicle Donation! http://wrti.org/post/well-be-grateful-your-vehicle-donation <p>Looking for a unique way of spreading holiday cheer? Continue the tradition of giving during the holidays by donating your vehicle WRTI. Just call the <strong>WRTI vehicle donation program at 1-877-308-2408 </strong>or <a href="http://wrti.org/vehicle-donation" target="_blank"><strong>donate securely online here.</strong></a> We’ll have your vehicle picked up for free, and after it’s sold we’ll send the paperwork you’ll need for your tax deduction.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:44:29 +0000 Jane Kelly 6738 at http://wrti.org We'll Be Grateful For Your Vehicle Donation! Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine http://wrti.org/post/dave-conant-interviewed-philadelphia-life-magazine <p>Check out this recently published article about WRTI General Manager Dave Conant and the station.</p><p><a href="http://www.philadelphialifemag.com/articles/?articleid=824" target="_blank"><strong>You can read it here!</strong></a></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:20:34 +0000 WRTI Staff 6707 at http://wrti.org Dave Conant Interviewed in PHILADELPHIA LIFE Magazine WRTI Opera Day Contest Winner! http://wrti.org/post/wrti-opera-day-contest-winner <p>Did you enter our "Opera Lover's Dream Contest" on WRTI's spectacular Opera Day on November 16th? It was a great day, filled with 12 hours of really wonderful opera programming. The prize package for the contest included subscriptions to select Academy of Vocal Arts and Opera Philadelphia upcoming productions, and lots of must-have opera CDs.</p><p><strong>And the contest winner is...</strong>Muriel Gordon from Wycombe, PA. Muriel has been a WRTI member since 2009. Congratulations! Brava!</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:30:24 +0000 WRTI Staff 6699 at http://wrti.org WRTI Opera Day Contest Winner!