WRTI Spotlight

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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WRTI Spotlight
10:16 am
Sat November 15, 2008

<em>A Day at the Opera:</em> A One-Day Fund Drive on November 22


Tune in on Saturday, November 22 from 6 am to 6 pm when WRTI brings you a day of operatic delight! The fun will include the broadcast of a historic and critically acclaimed recording of Puccini's La Boheme at 1:30 pm, special episodes of Crossover and Creatively Speaking (featuring archival interviews with Renee Fleming and Kiri Te Kanawa, and a recent profile of Angela Meade) and a variety of opera favorites all day.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:07 pm
Wed November 5, 2008

WRTI Presents Charlie Parker Documentary on November 9

Charlie Parker


Tune in on Sunday, November 9 from 2 to 2:30 pm for Charlie Parker and His Philadelphia Connections, a documentary about the great alto saxophonist and jazz icon Charlie "Yardbird" Parker and his Philly ties during the late '40s and early '50s.?

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WRTI Spotlight
3:55 pm
Tue October 14, 2008

Annual Czech Music Day on WRTI is October 17

The Czech Coat of Arms


Czech composers such as Dvorak, Martinu, Novak, Smetana, Stamitz, and Suk had a tremendous influence in the development of Western music. Tune in throughout the day to hear works by these composers and many others, and celebrate the 1918 creation of the Czechoslovak state. The 90th anniversary of the event will be recognized in Philadelphia on October 22 as Mayor Michael Nutter hosts the ambassadors of the Czech and Slovak Republics.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:45 pm
Thu October 9, 2008

Winners from AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Operatic Competition and WRTI's Online Poll

Tenor Cody Austin - WRTI Online Poll Winner


Over 200 WRTI listeners let their voices be heard on October 5 when they heard the Academy of Vocal Arts Operatic Competition on the air and then voted in our online poll for the competition's star singers.

WRTI Online Poll Winner:
First Place: Cody Austin

AVA's 2008 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition Winner:

First Prize: Jessica Julin

ABOUT THE WINNERS:

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WRTI Spotlight
12:01 pm
Sun October 5, 2008

WRTI to Broadcast Oscar Brown, Jr., Tribute on October 8


Join Maureen Malloy on Wednesday, October 8 at 9:30 pm as she hosts a musical tribute to the late-great Oscar Brown Jr. The artist, lyricist, and civil rights activist would have turned 82 on October 10th.

Maureen takes you through the life and music of the man responsible for hits such as "Signifying Monkey" and "The Snake." Oscar Brown, Jr. also created lyrics for tunes such as "Work Song," "Afro Blue" and "All Blues." Join us for a musical journey as we celebrate the life of this wonderful musical spirit.

WRTI Spotlight
1:00 pm
Fri September 26, 2008

WRTI to Broadcast AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Operatic Competition on October 5


Vote In Our Online Poll for The AVA Competition's Star Singer

Let your voice be heard! Choose your favorite operatic singer from the Academy of Vocal Arts' popular Giargiari Bel Canto operatic competition when it airs on WRTI on Sunday, October 5, from 3 to 5 pm.

The actual competition will take place at the Kimmel Center on Oct. 2. The event is sold out, but you can still hear it and participate in selecting the WRTI listener favorite on Oct. 5.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:04 am
Sun September 14, 2008

Members' Comments From The Fall Member Drive


"WRTI is such a fantastic station...proud to be a part of it."


"In spite of all the chaos that besieges us daily, WRTI remains a constant beacon of sanity and beauty in my life."

"There is so much amazing music out there, and you are the only local station playing it; I almost never turn my dial anymore."


"I'm a college student studying in Chile. WRTI let's me take a little bit of Philadelphia right along with me."

"Your hosts are all a joy to listen to."

WRTI Spotlight
10:27 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Invest in Music that Matters

WRTI is Your Connection to the Timeless and Enduring World of Classical Music and Jazz


You turn to WRTI for intelligently programmed music that is inspirational, soulful, majestic, and emotive.


You turn to WRTI for the familiar voices that inform and educate you about the music you're hearing.

We turn to you to keep the music on the air.


Contribute Because You Listen.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:12 pm
Tue August 19, 2008

iPod Wednesday with Two Winners is September 3

What is iPod Wednesday? That's the ONLY day WRTI will give away two 80GB iPods--your choice of an iPod loaded with some of the best classical music, or one with jazz favorites. All the work is done for you. You simply turn on your iPod and enjoy the music.

Want to win an iPod? Everyone who calls in a pledge, or pledges online ONLY on September 3 is automatically entered in the contest. Just call 1-866-809-9784, or enter contest online on September 3. Names of the two winners will be posted on our website.

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