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.

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Join us on Sunday, December 29th at 1 PM as our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast brings to the Verizon Hall stage two 21st-century works performed for the first time by the Philadelphians, and Igor Stravinsky’s complete Firebird from early in the 20th century.

Warm up for the 2019 Silent Night Sing-In with Wissahickon High School's Camerata, a select choir of 32 vocalists led by John Conahan. They sing John's arrangements of "Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful," in the WRTI Performance Studio, along with some other beautiful songs. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is host.

Watch the video recorded live on WRTI's Facebook page!

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Returning to the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in this must-hear WRTI 90.1 broadcast on Sunday, December 15th at 1 PM is Nathalie Stutzmann, an artist who enjoys parallel careers as a world-renowned contralto and a rising-star conductor.

Stefano Pasqualetti

Join us on Sunday, December 8th at 1 PM for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast that brings back to the podium Musical America’s 2015 Conductor of the Year, Gianandrea Noseda, for a concert from 2016 that begins with Liszt’s orchestrally dazzling Symphonic Poem No 6, “Mazeppa,” and a performance by renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos of Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto.

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Join us on Sunday, May 31st at 1 PM, and on Monday, June 1st at 7 PM on our HD-2 channel for an unforgettable rebroadcast of the Fabulous Philadelphians!

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We celebrated 30 years of the Sousalarm on WRTI 90.1 with a special live broadcast featuring a string quaret from Central High School, playing works by Gustav Holst, Scott Joplin, and John Philip Sousa. Gregg Whiteside, host.

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Guest conductor Louis Langrée is on the podium for WRTI 90.1's Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast on Sunday, October 27th at 1 PM, in a program perfectly suited to Halloween week. You'll hear Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Saint-Saens’s Danse Macabre, and Cesar Franck’s The Accursed Huntsman, all before intermission! Listen again on Mondays at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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Join us on Sunday, October 20th from 1 to 3:10 PM to hear Yannick Nézét-Séguin conduct the Philadelphians in Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1, and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, k 297b. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is your host.

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Join us on Sunday, October 6th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra peform Gustav Mahler’s last completed composition, which he lived neither to premiere nor even rehearse: his Symphony No. 9.