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...
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.
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! And the winners, so far, are....
Mozart Marathon Contest: 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.
Berks Jazz Fest Contest #1: Martha Wallace, Philadelphia
iPad Air Tuesday Contest: Shirley Hathaway, Gwynedd, PA
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.
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!
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!
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 WRTI vehicle donation program at 1-877-308-2408 or donate securely online here. 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.
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.
And the contest winner is...Muriel Gordon from Wycombe, PA. Muriel has been a WRTI member since 2009. Congratulations! Brava!
The WRTI Fall Member Drive is over, and we're happy to report that: it ended early, and we raised over $303,000. How? Because of the generosity of our dedicated members who believe in what we do and care deeply about keeping classical music and jazz on the radio in our community. If you haven't pledged yet, there's still time. Your support keeps WRTI accessible to SO many people. Pledge Here or call 866-809-9784. Remember that 80% of WRTI's funding comes from the community - including members, businesses, and cultural organizations supporting classical music and jazz programming. Your support is greatly appreciated!