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

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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We have ourselves a very unique Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, January 27th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, January 28 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.

What a concert we have in store for you in this week's broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra!  The celebrated violinist Gil Shaham is soloist and brings you all the passion, energy, and virtuoso fireworks of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major.

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This week, we're taking you back to 2017 to revisit The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Paris Festival. Join us on Sunday, January 6 at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, January 7 at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a program featuring non-French composers who moved to Paris, and decided to stay.

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Big news! We are proud to broadcast live, in real time, this year’s Philadelphia Orchestra New Year’s Eve Concert from the Kimmel Center, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The broadcast will be repeated on New Year’s Day at 1 PM.  Join us at 90.1 FM or streaming LIVE on the WRTI Classical Stream at

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Listen to this joyous Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, December 23 at 1 PM, and on December 24 at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2. It's the Orchestra’s annual Glorious Sound of Christmas concert, recorded in 2015, a tradition since the Philadelphians recorded its best-selling Glorious Sound of Christmas album in 1962.

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Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms are all composers dear to the German-born conductor David Afkham, and he makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut directing performances of works by these greats on this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast.

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In the wake of pianist Emanuel Ax’s performances with Yannick Nézet-Séguin with The Philadelphia Orchestra this past weekend, join us on Sunday, December 9th at 1 PM for a rebroadcast of the season-opening performance of the Orchestra’s 2017-18 season, from October of last year.

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