Station Announcements

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.
Station Announcements
11:13 am
Tue September 11, 2012

A Round of Applause for 15 Years of Dr. Jean Moore's 'University Forum' on WRTI

Temple University Emeritus Professor of Social Work Dr. Jean Moore has been an invaluable and accomplished member of the University faculty since 1969, and an award-winning radio journalist at WRTI since 1997. It is with immeasurable gratitude that we announce that University Forum, the highly regarded public-affairs program that Dr. Moore hosts and produces, airs for the final time on Saturday, September 15th at 6 am.

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From Tempo Magazine - 2000
3:27 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

A Profile of Dr. Jean Moore: Host of WRTI’s ‘University Forum’

(Originally published in April, 2000, in Tempo magazine)
Dr. Jean Moore is the host and executive producer of the award-winning WRTI public affairs program University Forum. The show addresses pertinent social issues: mental and physical health, violence, women’s issues, and more. She brings to the airwaves the vast and varied experience she accumulated in the public domain as a social worker and social welfare administrator.

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There's An App For That!
12:27 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Listen to WRTI on your iPhone with the Free Public Radio Player App

How many times have you stayed glued to the seat of your car - refusing to turn the radio off even though you've arrived at your destination - because you just had to hear the end of that piano concerto or jazz tune you were listening to on WRTI?

For everyone who owns an iPhone or an iPod Touch, those days are over. With the free Public Radio Player Application, you can take the music with you!

Get the Public Radio Player Application for iPhones!

You can hear WRTI on your iPhone and iPod Touch with the Free Public Radio Player App 2.0

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Big News!
4:32 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

WRTI Looks to the Future with Announcement of New Morning Host

Gregg Whiteside is WRTI's new morning man.

WRTI is proud to announce that Gregg Whiteside has been selected as the new weekday morning host after a nationwide search.

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Your Support Matters
5:39 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Relax! We’ll Do The Work When You Donate Your Vehicle

It’s summertime. The living is easy, and donating your unwanted vehicle to WRTI is even easier. Simply call the WRTI Vehicle Donation Program at 1-877-308-2408 or Donate Securely Online Here. After that, we’ll do all the work!

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