WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
2:58 pm
Mon March 9, 2009

A Week of Bach on WRTI

"Study Bach. There you will find everything." --Johannes Brahms

Celebrate the musical dynasty of the Bach Family from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21. Tune in or listen online from Monday through Thursday, when you'll hear a variety of works by Johann Sebastian and his sons Carl Phillip Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian, and others. On Friday and Saturday, we'll celebrate J. S.'s birth (March 21, 1685) with some of his best-loved works, and lesser-known masterpieces.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Sun March 1, 2009

<em>Kind of Blue </em>50th Anniversary Documentary on WRTI

Miles Davis in one of the 1959 recording sessions of Kind of Blue

Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.

Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary

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WRTI Spotlight
10:37 am
Fri February 20, 2009

WRTI Remembers Harrison Ridley, Jr.

WRTI's Harrison Ridley, Jr. will be missed

A legend has been lost. WRTI's beloved and long-time jazz host Harrison Ridley, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 19th after a brief illness. His station colleagues mourn his death and celebrate his life. Will Mr. Ridley be immensely missed? His signature expression says it all: "Yes Indeedy!"

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
11:18 am
Fri January 2, 2009

Works by Late Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Glazunov

Alexander Glazunov

Alexander Glazunov combined the spice of Russian nationalism with the smoothness of European symphonic music. On this edition of Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, we'll hear the music of this transitional and important figure, the student of Rimsky-Korsakov, and the teacher of Shostakovich.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:53 am
Fri January 2, 2009


ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman with Maureen Malloy and Dave Conant

Dave Conant and Maureen Malloy Accept National Award in NYC
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recently honored WRTI with the ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for outstanding classical music and jazz programming. Dave Conant and Maureen Malloy accepted the award during a ceremony in December at The Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:42 pm
Tue December 23, 2008

Top 50 of 2008: Your Favorite New Jazz Releases of the Year

The top 50 most requested songs of the year, based on WRTI listener-generated requests from the weekly Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.


Kenny Garrett
Intro to Africa
Mack Avenue

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WRTI Spotlight
4:10 pm
Sun December 7, 2008

WRTI End-of-Year Contributions

2008 End-of Year Contributions to WRTI are Essential in Keeping the Music Alive in 2009

As you review the many organizations deserving financial support this time of year, please consider everything WRTI brings to your life, and how classical and jazz programming benefits the community. Over 350,000 listeners depend on WRTI each week. Your year-end, tax-deductible gift, no matter the amount, is essential in keeping the music alive in 2009.

WRTI Spotlight
10:54 am
Sun December 7, 2008

WRTI: The Sounds of the Season

Listen to the Sounds of the Season on WRTI

Looking for the perfect mix of classical music and jazz to set the holiday mood and add cheer to your season? WRTI's holiday programming begins on December 14th.

Highlights include Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Handel's Messiah, the annual New Year's concert from Vienna, and a jazz-filled New Year's Eve with your favorite WRTI hosts.

Click here for the complete schedule of programs.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:25 am
Mon November 24, 2008

WRTI to Broadcast Settlement Centennial Celebration on December 7

Settlement student Nicole Sauder will perform with the Myer Schwartz Advanced Study Piano Trio during the December 7th broadcast.

Tune in for an unforgettable afternoon on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 2 pm when WRTI's Dave Conant and Settlement Music School Executive Director Robert Capanna co-host a live broadcast of the school's final event in their year-long centennial celebration. The broadcast will feature performances by alumni, faculty and students, and interviews with distinguished guests.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:34 am
Sun November 23, 2008

Metropolitan Opera Season Begins on WRTI at a New Time

The Met Opera's season of broadcasts–the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history–just began its 78th season. WRTI will bring Lincoln Center to your living room, car, kitchen, or wherever you happen to be tuning in, every Saturday afternoon from now until April 25.

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