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Traveling may be on hold, and the gathering of friends and family may not be around the usual table this year, but no matter where you are and what you’re feasting on, WRTI’s Thanksgiving Day soundtrack is your perfect companion.

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When you're looking for a way to de-stress and find a sense of calm, there's always music to provide a gentle hug. So here are our comforting picks for your listening pleasure.

Juneteenth is a holiday when Black Americans commemorate the end of slavery, and WRTI is responding with an all-day salute to Black classical and jazz artistry—sharing the work of many Black composers, men and women, as well as Black soloists, conductors, and performers.

Summer Listening Together on WRTI 90.1

Jun 15, 2020
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The official start of summer is around the corner, and we have a special invitation for you! Join us on Wednesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 18th to hear music that brings us together at this challenging time, focusing on the things that matter in our community.

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Check out these digital stories from the WRTI Arts Desk that highlight Black artists and composers—from classical and jazz worlds—who have had an incredible impact on American and global culture. Join us on Juneteenth as we showcase Black artists and composers throughout the day!

The wise 92-year-old, internationally renowned conductor Herbert Blomstedt said recently in an interview:  “Music is a very spiritual art. I don’t say religious; it’s spiritual, because music exists only in the air.”

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Listeners who tune in at 7:15 AM weekday mornings with host Gregg Whiteside know what the Sousalarm is, and have made it an enduring—and endearing—feature on WRTI.

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Fasten your seatbelts. We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with music of cosmic proportions!

We’re celebrating the 248th anniversary of the birth of the legendary classical composer, Ludwig van Beethoven with a 12-hour birthday party, and you’re invited!

Are you a basic romantic, a starry-eyed sweetheart, a cranky curmudgeon, or a wizened veteran of love's enduring themes? Let’s hear from you! What concerto, song, movement, or jazz riff pulls on your heartstrings On Wednesday, February 14th we’re devoting our regular jazz and classical request hours to YOUR Valentine’s Day favorites. Tell us what they are! 

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