People

  • Classical Host

    Jill joined WRTI in 1997 after working at the former WFLN for ten years. Her background is impressive: she's a professional harpist, a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music, and a former Fulbright Scholar.

    As staff harpist at Radio...

  • Classical Host

    It's his parents' fault. For Joe's sixth birthday, they gave him a transistor radio. All of a sudden, their dreams of having a doctor or lawyer (or even a fry cook) in the family went down the tubes.

    For more than three decades, Joe has...

  • Classical Host

    Kile Smith hosts the contemporary American music program Now Is the Time on Saturdays at 9 pm on HD-2 and the classical stream, and co-hosts Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection on the first Saturday of every month at 5 pm...

  • Classical Host

    A Philadelphia native, Mark grew up in Roxborough and has followed in the footsteps of his father who once hosted a music program on WRTI in the '50s.

    As an undergraduate at La Salle University, Mark...

  • Jazz Host

    Maureen began her radio career at WRTI in 1999 while studying broadcasting at Temple University. Determined to make it in the entertainment industry, she took advantage of all the creative opportunities presented to her at WRTI - she hosted the...

  • News Reporter, Arts Desk Reporter

    Meridee began reporting in the newsroom at WRTI in 2003 while working toward a master's degree in journalism at Temple University.  Since that time, her duties have expanded to morning news anchor and contributor of weekly Arts Desk features.<...

  • Classical Host

    Architecture, history, literature, and music constitute the guiding forces of Renaissance Rolf's life. In addition to his work at WRTI, he's an architecture and history guide, and a lecturer on literature and music.

    Rolf's radio career...

  • Arts & Culture Reporter

    Susan is an arts and culture reporter for WRTI. She contributes Arts Desk features, and weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast series on WRTI with host Gregg Whiteside.

    She is also a freelance...

  • Program Host

    Warren is the founding host and producer of WRTI's gospel music program, Ovations. A Philadelphia native, he's been a musician since he was nine years old and grew up "in church" and "in jazz" - often sneaking off as a child to participate in...

  • Jazz Host

    It was inevitable that Zivit Shlank would land a career in the music industry. Since growing up in Brooklyn, New York, she's always been immersed in a musical world; she played vibes, flute, and xylophone in school bands and orchestras, and has...

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