Big news here at WRTI! Our longtime and much-loved morning host Dave Conant, whose voice has been synonymous with classical music in the morning for over four decades in Philadelphia, the tri-state area, and beyond, is signing off the airwaves. Dave will now devote himself full time to his duties as general manager of the station.
"I've been fortunate to work as a classical host for 26 years with WFLN, and for nearly 15 years on WRTI," says Dave. "It's now necessary for me to focus full time on guiding the station into a vibrant and exciting future."
Meet Maxwell Chambers! He’s a sixth grade student at the 21st Century Cyber Charter School and proudly serves as associate concertmaster of the Musicopia String Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. When Max puts down his violin, he’s busy hanging out with his five brothers and two sisters, cooking, and playing video games.
WRTI’s longtime morning anchor and News Director Windsor Johnston tendered her resignation earlier this month. Windsor’s affiliation with the station began while she was a student at Temple University. She covered many local, national, and international stories while at WRTI, including the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. She was also one of the few reporters on the scene of the violence that followed the presidential election in Kenya in December, 2007, and filed reports for both WRTI and NPR.
WRTI's Merdiee Duddleston has been recognized for outstanding public affairs reporting by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcaster's Association (PAPBA) with awards for two 2011 News & Views stories.
Our "BP with the GM" will be honored with a Jazz Master Award by the Somers Point Jazz Society on Sunday, April 22nd. Take a drive down the shore and join the festivities - everyone's welcome! The award ceremony starts at 4:30 pm, and then The Joe Mancini Trio takes over at 6 pm. Details here.