Station Announcements

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It Could Be YOUR Voice on WRTI!

Aug 20, 2015

You’ve heard them before…the voices of listeners on the air, sharing stories about why they love WRTI. That could be you! We’d like to know:

What keeps you listening? Why is WRTI important to you? And if you’re a member, why do you support WRTI?

You’re cordially invited to the WRTI studios on Temple University’s campus to record your own testimonial. And while you’re here, we’ll show you around the station.

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and WRTI are partnering to present a very special concert featuring the Philadelphia premiere of Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz, with guests Arturo O'Farrill & Steve Bernstein, and Another Holiday For Skins w/Pablo Batista, Mike Boone, Luke Carlos O'Reilly, and others. Don't miss this unique experience of hearing Afro-Brazilian percussion in Big Band Jazz style!

Friday, July 31st, at 7:30 pm at TPAC/Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Tickets $10 in advance / $15 at the door. Order tickets here.

If ever there was a musician whose battle cry was “freedom” it was Ludwig van Beethoven. His Leonore Overture No. 3 relates the heroic conviction of a woman to free her husband from certain doom. The Piano Concerto No. 2 was composed for his own astonishing virtuoso technique. And the Symphony No. 5 has become so much more than a symphony – its famous first four notes have been turned into a Morse code phrase for "victory." Its propulsive energy and journey escalate towards a finale that has long transcended the concert hall and given hope to oppressed people everywhere.

Join the Philadelphia Orchestra as they perform "A Night of Gershwin" at the Mann Center on June 26th. Celebrate the breadth of George Gershwin’s legacy with one of his most effervescent musical masterworks - Rhapsody in Blue; the first, and widely considered the finest American opera - Porgy and Bess; and the ultimate musical postcard to the folks back home - An American in Paris. Cristian Măcelaru, conductor. Terrence Wilson, piano. Norman Garrett, baritone. Taylor Johnson, soprano

The Metropolitan Opera

We're very sad to report that longtime Metropolitan Opera Radio Host Margaret Juntwait died this morning, June 3rd. Below is a statement just released by the Met Opera:

The Metropolitan Opera mourns the death of our radio host Margaret Juntwait, who passed away this morning after a long battle with ovarian cancer. For millions of listeners around the world, Margaret was the voice of the Met for the past decade.

Spring 2015 Member Drive Contest Winners!

May 27, 2015

Thanks so much to everyone who pledged during our recent Member Drive. Congratulations to our contest winners!

Philadelphia Orchestra Package:
LT Turner, Jr., Stowe, PA

World Wide Stereo SONOS Music Package:
William Stockdale, Schwenksville, PA

An Eagle Scout Making a Difference!

May 20, 2015

Paul McNiven from Elliottsburg, PA, worked with WRTI to complete his Eagle Scout project. Paul designed his project to collect instruments for Musicopia. He worked with local organizations and his church to get the word out via fliers and email messages to collect the instruments.

WRTI Arts Desk Team Wins Big!

Mar 30, 2015

The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) has just announced that WRTI has been selected for a 2015 PAB Award for Excellence. Congratulations to Susan Lewis (arts reporter), Meridee Duddleston (arts reporter), and Eric Brannon (audio engineer) for their work on the following Arts Desk radio features that captured the winning votes from the judges:

The Changing Face and Sound of Classical Music:

Have You Considered Underwriting on WRTI?

Mar 13, 2015

The Underwriting Department at WRTI is just one of the multiple paths of support for the music you love.

Our cultural and corporate underwriters comprise the second-largest revenue stream for the station. While there is an obvious need for our cultural underwriters like The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Berks Jazz Festival to make a connection with our audience, the corporate underwriters like Macy’s and Toll Brothers, benefit from the ‘Halo Effect’ of being exposed to the receptive ear of well-educated and affluent listeners.

Tell Us About Your Favorite Music Teacher!

Feb 23, 2015

Has a music teacher profoundly impacted your life? If so, then the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) wants to hear all about that teacher. WRTI is partnering with the PYO to draw attention to the many talented and dedicated music educators in the Delaware Valley, and is now seeking nominees for its second annual Ovation Award for Inspiration and Outstanding Leadership in Music Education. Do you have a favorite music teacher in mind?