WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
4:51 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Honor WRTI

Temple University students at work in the WRTI studios, October 14, 1955. Photo courtesy of Temple Urban Archives.

WRTI was recently recognized for excellence in classical music and jazz broadcasting and for providing superior training to up-and-coming broadcasters for the past 60 years.

WRTI received an award from the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia on January 14, 2008, saluting the radio station for excellence in music programming, and for its accomplishments as a home for broadcasters wishing to learn the craft for the past 60 years.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:49 am
Tue January 1, 2008

Pavarotti in Archival <i>La Boh?me</i> Met Opera Performance that Launched Him to Superstar Status

Tune to WRTI on Saturday, January 19th, when the Metropolitan Opera will broadcast a historic performance of Puccini's La Boh?me, starring the late Luciano Pavarotti with the legendary Renata Scotto, conducted by Maestro James Levine. Originally broadcast on March 19, 1977, this performance was the inaugural Live from the Met telecast that turned Pavarotti into an American superstar.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:40 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Holiday Programming Highlights

WRTI has lined up the perfect mix of classical music and jazz to set the holiday mood and add cheer to your season. Find out when to hear cherished favorites such as The Nutcracker and Messiah, as well as A Classical Kids Christmas, WRTI's 2007 Top 75 Jazz Countdown, our Jazz New Year's Eve, the Vienna Philharmonic's annual New Year's concert, and more...

Mark your calendar?here are some of WRTI's holiday highlights.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:24 am
Tue November 6, 2007

Happy Anniversary WRTI!

Dave Conant, Executive Director and Morning Host, WRTI-FM
Photo by Gary Horn

WRTI is celebrating a milestone - 10 years of providing you with classical music and jazz. And looking back there's a lot to be happy about. Highlights of WRTI's accomplishments include: award-winning programming such as Crossover and Creatively Speaking!, offering NPR news and opera broadcasts, expanded service in Delaware, launching HD radio, web streaming...and of course, that's just the beginning.

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Creatively Speaking
3:33 pm
Sat August 18, 2007

James Undercoffler--Philadelphia Public Art--The Artistic Director

James Undercofler

 James Undercoffler: The Philadelphia Orchestra's new president.

Public art in Philadelphia and the 100-year-old Fairmount Park Art Association.

A review of Marlborough Music Festival.

The role of the artistic director in theater (part of a continuing series) includes interviews with Terry Nolen of the Arden Theatre, the Philadelphia Theatre Company's Sara Garonzik, and Robin Marcotte from Hotel Obligado.


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WRTI Spotlight
3:08 pm
Wed May 23, 2007


This week's broadcast, the Chicago Lyric Opera presents Richard Strauss' Salome.

Richard Strauss: Salome

Salome, nubile and depraved, daughter of Herodias is the coveted stepchild of lascivious Herod, ruler of Judea.

Oh, how she lusts after John the Baptist, who languishes in prison...

But the prophet rejects her, and Salome will do anything to have his head--including revealing all for Herod, who will give anything to see her perform the Dance of the Seven Veils.


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WRTI Spotlight
2:09 pm
Wed May 2, 2007

EXPLORING MUSIC with Bill McGlaughin

Bill McGlaughin

An Invitation to the Dance, Part II -- This week, we'll focus on ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Schubert: even Beethoven!

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughin
Weeknights, 6:00PM

(on HD-2 and classical stream)

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WRTI Spotlight
10:42 am
Wed May 2, 2007


This week on WRTI-HD2 (and also on our Classical Stream) we begin a nightly series of concerts from some of the world's great orchestras.

HD Concerts
Weeknights, 8:00PM
(on HD-2 and classical stream)


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WRTI Spotlight
11:04 am
Wed April 18, 2007

EXPLORING MUSIC with Bill McGlaughin

Bill McGlaughlin

Weeknights at 6:00PM
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Exploring Music can be heard on WRTI-HD2, and online on our classical stream.

Weeknights at 6:00PM, it's Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughin, on WRTI-HD2, and online on our classical stream.

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