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Come Together, Philly! Public Radio Music Day on WRTI

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WRTI, along with WXPN and other public radio music stations across the country, are celebrating the second annual Public Radio Music Day on Wednesday, November 10th when we present a full day of special programming showcasing the powerful role public radio music stations play in connecting communities.

Just last week, a Congressional Resolution marking November 10, 2021 as Public Radio Music Day was unanimously passed by the United States Senate—with bipartisan support of every senator. This is a testament to the fact that public radio music stations are highly valued throughout America.

On WRTI, we’re marking this special day starting at 6 AM when we'll feature local classical artists and organizations each hour. At noon we'll turn over the programming to listeners with two hours of Classical At Your Request followed by more local performances.

For those looking for a noon alternative to classical music, we’ll debut a streaming performance on WRTI's Facebook page from GRAMMY-nominated progressive jazz drummer Nate Smith + KINFOLK. This precedes Nate’s live performance later that evening at World Cafe Live at WXPN.

At 6 PM, WRTI and WXPN really come together with a three-hour special simulcast of curated music from the content leaders of both stations, Josh Jackson and Bruce Warren. It will be three hours of some of the best music programming to be heard anywhere, all from Philadelphia artists past and present.

To close out the day, our jazz hosts come together by sharing their favorite performances from a specially curated NPR Live Sessions @Home playlist created just for Public Radio Music Day.

So join WRTI on Public Radio Music Day as we Come Together, Philly!

Public Radio Music Day on WRTI 90.1 is presented in cooperation with the noncomMUSIC Alliance.