WRTI brings Philly together with a full day of special programming showcasing the power of our music community on Wednesday November 10, which marks the second annual Public Radio Music Day, a celebration of the role that public radio music stations play in connecting communities.
Just days ago, a congressional resolution marking November 10, 2021, as Public Radio Music Day was unanimously passed by the US Senate – with bipartisan support from every US senator. It’s a testament to the power of public radio music to keep communities connected across the country.
On WRTI, we mark this special day starting at 6 a.m. where we will feature local classical artists and organizations every hour. At noon, we will give the programming to listeners with two hours of Classic at your request followed by more local shows.
For those looking for a midday alternative to classical music, we’ll be releasing a streaming performance from GRAMMY-nominated progressive jazz drummer Nate Smith + KINFOLF. This precedes Nate’s live performance later that evening at World Cafe live at WXPN.
At 6 p.m., WRTI and WXPN really come together with a special three-hour simulcast of music hosted by content leaders from both stations, Josh jackson and Bruce Warren. It will be three hours of some of the best musical lineup to hear anywhere, all from Philadelphia artists past and present.
To close the day, our jazz entertainers get together by sharing their favorite performances from a NPR @Home Live Sessions playlist created just for Public Radio Music Day.
So join WRTI on Public Radio Music Day as we Come together, Philly!
The Public Radio Music Day on WRTI 90.1 is presented in cooperation with the Non-comMUSIC Alliance.