Gregg Whiteside

Classical Host

Gregg has been a fixture on WRTI since 2004. He has been the host of the morning drive show since 2012, and producer and anchor of The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts since 2013, joining the Orchestra in Hong Kong for the first-ever live international radio broadcasts from that island in 2016, and in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for two historic broadcasts in 2018.

Before arriving in Philadelphia, Gregg was the national voice of live broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic, and produced and hosted intermission features at The Metropolitan Opera, while hosting the morning show at WQXR in NYC for many years.

Gregg also narrated the PBS special Pavarotti and the Italian Tenor, Classic Views video magazine, the feature film Royal Kalibur, and the documentary Montserrat Caballe, Beyond Music.

Gregg hosted live, national 9/11 tributes from Riverside Cathedral in New York, and Manhattan’s Pierpont Morgan Library, along with F. Murray Abraham and George Plimpton.

In addition to Hong Kong, Gregg has produced and hosted live broadcasts abroad from London, Venice, Vienna, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.

Gregg Whiteside can be heard weekdays from 6 to 10 am. He is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts heard on Sundays from 1 to 3 pm. Sign up for Gregg's Sousalarm Club online! Fill out a brief form here.

Ways to Connect

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Join us on Sunday, March 1st at 1 PM to hear Yannick Nézét-Séguin conduct the first Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concert at the Academy of Music in nearly 20 years.  The Orchestra’s 2019-2020 themes of BeethovenNOW and WomenNOW are front and center, as the Philadelphians perform a work by Vivian Fung for the first time, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Yefim Bronfman.

Dario Acosta

We have ourselves a very unique Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, February 23rd at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, February 24th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2. Join us for an all-American concert broadcast that features two Pulitzer Prize-winning compositions, a vibrant orchestral suite drawn from a contemporary opera, and a performance by pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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Join us on Sunday, February 16th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear the first-ever performance of Wynton Marsalis’s 2009 composition Blues Symphony by The Philadelphia Orchestra. The work is conducted by Christian Măcelaru—for whom the symphony holds special importance.

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WRTI 90.1 is proud to bring you a very special Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, February 2nd from 1 to 4 PM, as the Orchestra presents a work it hasn’t performed in nearly 35 years: the Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, conducted by Yannick Nézét-Séguin.

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It's so easy to find oneself attracted to the music of Franz Schubert. His unmatched gift for lyricism makes him so approachable, so comprehensible; and we feel ourselves being pulled into his musical world—in my case, at a very early age. 

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Philadelphia Orchestra principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève will again be on the podium for this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert rebroadcast on January 26th at 1 PM. It's Part 2 of an exploration of the interactions between two bold visionaries who made incalculable contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia between the two world wars: Leopold Stokowski and Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

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Join us on Sunday, January 19th from 1 to 3 PM as WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast explores the interactions between two bold visionaries who made incalculable contributions to the cultural life of Philadelphia between the two world wars: Leopold Stokowski and Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

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Join us on Sunday, January 12th at 1 PM as guest conductor Susanna Mälkki returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra podium for a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D with soloist Gil Shaham.

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