WRTI Spotlight

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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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


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