Station Announcements

Spring Member Drive
12:30 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Get Your WRTI Swag Today!

Show everyone you know that you're a member of WRTI! Pledge today and choose one of our thank-you gifts that feature the WRTI 60th anniversary award-winning design.

We have a variety of limited-edition items to choose from, including a beautiful ceramic mug ($120 pledge), and a stylish T-shirt available in sizes Small to XX-Large ($150 pledge). Get them while you can! Pledge online now or call 1-866-809-9784. Thanks!

Station Announcements
11:18 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Wine & Jazz & Beauty & Fun on June 1st: Need We Say More?

Longwood Gardens is the perfect spot for wine and jazz!

WRTI is thrilled to partner, once again, with Longwood Gardens for this year's Wine and Jazz Festival. The date is Saturday, June 1st from 12 noon to 5:30 pm. The Branford Marsalis Quartet will headline this year's festival as part of a superb lineup that will make for a full afternoon of first-class music.  Other performers include the Anat Cohen Quartet, the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, and jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale.

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Station Announcements
12:40 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Where Music Lives: WRTI Finds Out!

Dori Spector

WRTI is celebrating 60 years on the air this year with a special, ongoing 60-part series: Where Music Lives. Each week, explore stories from across the entire WRTI broadcast area of musicians, students, teachers, presenters and others that highlight the profound impact music has in our communities every day.

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Turn Your Unwanted Vehicle Into Music!
3:47 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Looking For A Great Tax Deduction? Donate Your Vehicle to WRTI

Here's a super idea for a tax deduction! Donate a vehicle to the WRTI Vehicle Donation Program. It's very easy! Just call 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.

WRTI's vehicle donation program accepts a variety of vehicles including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and scooters. Donate today and support the music you love at the same time.

Station Announcements
4:37 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Dave Conant Remembers Ralph Collier

I came to Philadelphia in the autumn of 1964 and soon found WFLN.  The classical music format reminded me of WQXR, the station I had enjoyed in North Jersey growing up. But at 12:30 pm weekdays they broadcast a really interesting interview program hosted by this sophisticated, well-spoken and often humorous host named Ralph Collier. Seven years later after college, and a brief career as a high school teacher, I found myself with a job at that station where I met that same broadcaster.

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Message From Dave
5:55 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday (to us)

Welcome to 2013.  Besides being the year of the snake and the UN's International Year of Water Cooperation (who knew!), it bears mentioning that WRTI turns 60!  On July 9, 1953, WRTI became a licensed FM radio station operating at 10 watts from Temple University's main campus in Philadelphia.  Thanks to you, over the years we've grown into the largest classical music and jazz media outlet in the tri-state area.

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End-Of-Year Giving
3:27 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Take It From Einstein!

"I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of music." --Albert Einstein

You don't have to be a genius to see the value of classical music and jazz in your life...but it's smart to support something that fills you with joy.

Please make a tax-deductible, year-end pledge to WRTI today.

60th Anniversary Artwork Competition
8:20 am
Wed November 21, 2012

And The Winner Is...

Dori Spector's winning design for WRTI's 60th Anniversary Celebration
Dori Spector

Congratulations to Dori Spector! She's the winner of WRTI's 60th Anniversary Commemorative Artwork Competition. Dori lives in Newtown Square, PA and is a sustaining member of WRTI. She submitted an etching that, our judges felt, was a beautiful expression of WRTI's diverse cultural community and its ongoing connection to Philadelphia's tri-state region.

“All of the submissions received were truly outstanding,” says WRTI General Manager Dave Conant. "We're thankful to everyone who participated in the competition."

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We're Always Here For You!
6:23 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Your Stories From Hurricane Sandy

A WRTI member from Blue Bell, PA was comforted and entertained by WRTI's jazz programming during the storm.

Does this image look familiar? This photo was taken at around 8:30 pm on Monday night while one of our members in Blue Bell was listening to jazz on WRTI in the dark by candlelight. A good ol' transistor radio did the trick! A Wes Montgomery tune ("Come Rain or Come Shine") and Zivit's friendly voice, kept her and her family company when the electricity first went off and the wind was howling outside. "It was very comforting for all of us," she said in an email.

8:31 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Can We Give WRTI And Bob Perkins Some?

A heartfelt look at our beloved BP and the unique role of WRTI in Philadelphia from the website Check it out!
Regular readers of this site know that we both support and enjoy a good relationship with WXPN. But the fact is, we have never really mentioned our fondness for one of Philly's other public-ish radio stations, WRTI 90.1FM. Yes, the Temple University-based jazz and classical station that you - yes, probably YOU - totally take for granted.