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89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary

by Will Keible

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio has been the area's Classical Companion since 1978, when it first became a professionally-run station with an all classical format. Since then, the station has contributed to the creation of a vibrant local arts community while providing listeners with an unparalleled classical music experience. In celebration of its past, present and future, WDAV will host special anniversary programming and events Dec. 2-6.

During the week-long celebration, listeners will enjoy live studio performances by local artists, including pianist Pamela Howland, at 9 a.m., Dec. 5. The celebration will culminate with WDAV's annual live broadcast of Charlotte Lessons and Carols from St. John's at noon, Dec. 6. That evening, from 6-8 p.m., the station invites the community to attend a Holiday Open House at its N. Main Street headquarters. Learn more about these events.

"WDAV has had an impact in the Carolinas for 35 years," said Frank Dominguez, WDAV general manager and content director. "By keeping our listeners connected with local arts organizations and events, offering warm companionship 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and sharing our passion for music, the station fosters a sense of community in the area. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with the WDAV family."

WDAV Classical Public Radio is one of America's leading producers of original classical music programming. In addition to providing 156 hours of programming for use on 89.9FM, HD-1, HD-2, and wdav.org channels, the station produces nationally-distributed programs, including Concierto, and, in partnership with ETV Radio of South Carolina, World of Opera and Carolina Live. A service of Davidson College, WDAV's mission is to give everyone easy access to classical music.