WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
4:10 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

Richard Rodgers' Birthday on WRTI: Saturday, June 28 from 6:30 to 11 am

Richard Rodgers

Have an "enchanted" morning with music by the Great American Songwriter Richard Rodgers on the 106th anniversary of his birth.

With nearly 1,000 songs and over 40 musicals to his credit, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) left an indelible mark on American music and popular culture. To honor Rodgers' legacy, WRTI will play selections from some of his most popular musicals, including South Pacific, Oklahoma!, and The King and I, as well as excerpts from the Emmy-winning television documentary series Victory at Sea.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:11 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Live Broadcast from DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 18 from 6 to 9 pm

Tune to WRTI on June 18 when Bob Perkins brings you live performances of world-class jazz musicians including Trio 3 with Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyril, as well as The Mingus Big Band--straight from the Main Stage of the 20th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, Delaware.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2008

Celebrate the Legacy of Igor Stravinsky on his Birthday: Tuesday, June 17

Sketch of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso

One of the leading composers of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a musical chameleon, employing myriad musical styles and innovations throughout his career ranging from atonal serialism to neoclassicism. The Russian-born cosmopolitan spent much of his life in France and Switzerland before settling in America where he became a naturalized citizen and lived until his death in 1971.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:58 pm
Wed June 11, 2008

<em>Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection</em> on Saturday, June 14: Latin American Music - Acquisitions During the WPA Years

Join Discoveries Host Kile Smith from 5 to 6 pm for a program showcasing music by Latin American composers, many of whose works were acquired by Fleisher during the WPA years of 1935 to 1943. Guest will be Gary Galv?n, a classical guitarist, musicologist, and an expert in the history of the WPA music projects. Music by Carlos L?pez Buchardo, Silvestre Revueltas, Alejandro Garc?a Caturla, and Mozart Camargo Guarnieri.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:15 pm
Sat June 7, 2008

Richard Strauss' Birthday is June 11:<br>Celebrate the Great Romantic Composer with WRTI

On Wednesday June 11, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, we'll devote a portion of the day to the music of the inimitable German composer Richard Strauss (1864 to 1949). His epic and heroic tone poems and operas changed the face of romantic music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and have become a staple of the orchestra repertory.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

WRTI's Memorial Day Weekend

Jazz lovers can tune in for another Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend. An All-American Composers Weekend is in store for classical music fans.

All-American Composers Weekend

Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26


To celebrate Memorial Day, along with regular classical programming, WRTI will bring you works by American composers, and musical tributes to current and past military personnel.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI

Jazz Appreciation Month

WRTI presents a special celebration of the pioneers of jazz, as well as those who are keeping the art form alive. Tune in for a unique experience!

On Mondays through Thursdays during the month of April, starting at 6 pm to 6 am, you'll hear fascinating vignettes on the lives of a variety of jazz artists, and then experience their music. In addition, each week there will be a different instrumental theme. And Sundays during BP's jazz show, from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll be serenaded by great jazz vocalists from the present and the past.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:00 am
Wed April 2, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI

WRTI presents a special celebration of the pioneers of jazz, as well as those who are keeping the art form alive. Tune in for a unique experience!

On Mondays through Thursdays during the month of April, starting at 6 pm to 6 am, you'll hear fascinating vignettes on the lives of a variety of jazz artists, and then experience their music. In addition, each week there will be a different instrumental theme. And Sundays during BP's jazz show, from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll be serenaded by great jazz vocalists from the present and the past.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:31 pm
Fri March 21, 2008

Celebrate Rachmaninoff's Birthday with WRTI on Tuesday, April 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music."

-- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Join us on Tuesday, April 1 as we honor the legendary Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff. WRTI will feature selected works from his repertoire between 6 am to 6 pm on his 135th birthday.

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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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