• "What he (Gustavo Dudamel) communicates is just a pure love of the music. He brings patience, humor and good grace; and he's hilarious."

  • Come listen to the top youth chamber ensembles on April 23-23 as they compete during the Young Chamber Musicians Competition.

WDAV 89.9

WDAV 89.9, a service of Davidson College and licensed to the Trustees of Davidson College, is a member-supported public radio station providing classical music and cultural arts programming 24-hours each day.

WDAV reaches a Charlotte, N.C.-centered 22 county market of 2.3 million people. The station attracts approximately 100,000 listeners each week and receives financial support from approximately 5,500 members. The station's 24-hour service is certified by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is an affiliate of American Public Media and a member of National Public Radio (NPR).

The purpose of WDAV is to provide classical music and cultural arts programming of the highest quality and to promote the activities of local arts organizations and artists of all disciplines. The station is more than a music service. Significant air time and staff resources are devoted to creating "a community of the arts." This is accomplished by broadcasting locally recorded concerts and by promoting the events and activities of area arts organizations through on-air public service announcements, sponsorships, and occasional interview features.


Biscuits and Bach

Airs Sunday at 7 a.m.

Hosted by Rachel Stewart, Biscuits & Bach features music from the Renaissance to the Baroque period and beyond. Rachel welcomes the occasional guest for her Biscuit Chats, and shares a recipe or two. It's food for the soul and soul food on a Sunday morning.

Carolina Live

Airs Sunday at 3 p.m.

Carolina Live travels the region to feature classical musicians from our area, as well as those of international renown who visit our performance halls. Lauren Rico hosts the series.

Choral Showcase

Airs Saturday at 5 p.m.

Host Theresa Woody offers a selection of classical choral music. The program occasionally features choral groups from the Charlotte region.

Classics for Kids

Airs Saturday at 8:04 a.m.

Host Naiomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories.


Airs Sunday at 10 p.m.

Concierto is a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and in English. The program features music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians. With Concierto, WDAV extends a welcoming hand to the fastest growing ethnic group in the Carolinas, while also seeking to introduce new listeners to the pleasures of classical music. Hosted by Frank Dominguez.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church Service

Airs Sunday at 11 a.m.

Listen to a live feed from the Davidson College Presbyterian Church service.

From The Top

Airs Sunday at 5 p.m.

From the Top is a weekly radio showcase of America's top young classical musicians hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley.

Performance Today

Airs M-F at 5 p.m.

Featuring classical music performances of all types from around the world informed by artist interviews and conversations with the knowledgeable Fred Child. The Piano Puzzler with Bruce Adophe is a regular feature.


Airs Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Join Michael Barone and listen to the great pipe organs of the world - in churches, theatres, and concert halls. Hear masterworks created for the "King of Instruments" by composers ranging from Bach to Menotti.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

Airs Saturday at 3 p.m.

Enjoy a lively, exciting performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra each week from the comfort of your living room. Host Jim Cunningham and acclaimed Music Director Manfred Honeck bring you the symphonic works of Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and more with help from world-class soloists.

Reel Music

Airs the last Friday each month at 9 p.m. Host Matt Rogers shares some of the cinema's best music and celebrates renowned film score composers.

WDAV Special Programs

See a complete list of featured programming from live performance chats with local artist to WDAV sponsored community events.

Weekly Programming Schedule

See a list of our regularly scheduled programs and host.

World of Opera

Airs Saturday at 6 p.m.

World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of Opera encompasses the seminal operas of centuries past as well as today's masterpieces.