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WCPE, Quail Ridge Books and Music Collaborate on the Arts

TheClassicalStation.org Announcers Showcased

Wake Forest, N.C. (January 5, 2011) -WCPE Radio announces a special Meet the Announcers event at Quail Ridge Books and Music, the premiere event of a new Local Arts collaborative series from WCPE Radio and Quail Ridge. Each WCPE announcer will speak briefly about his hobbies, favorite music- classical or otherwise- and the path to a radio career. Audience members are invited to learn about the announcers and speak with them in person.

"We want to strengthen our ties with classical music lovers," WCPE Community & Arts Liaison Tara Lynn says. “This event will showcase the diversity in our announcers' backgrounds and interests but highlight our shared passion- the music. WCPE Radio is grateful for a renewed partnership with Quail Ridge Books and Music, and the chance to further a commitment to the arts community.”

“Quail Ridge has a long history of supporting local arts organization. Now we will work together to promote our common interest in a stronger classical music community," Lynn asserts.

MEET THE ANNOUNCERS: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, N.C.

WCPE announcers talk about what brought them to the radio station, the kind of music they listen to in their free time and which one piece of classical music they could not live without. The announcers also claim these distinctions:

  • One announcer danced the role of the Prima Ballerina Assoluta in the Grand Pas de Trois from "Swine Lake."

  • One WCPE announcer hosted a morning show in Thailand in the 1960s.

  • One announcer actually has the entire Interstate System memorized and can tell you how to get between any two points in the US without looking at a map.

The answers will be revealed in an evening full of surprises. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with your favorite announcer!

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at this link.

In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.

About the Local Arts Series:

WCPE's new Local Arts Series, in collaboration with Quail Ridge Books and Music, invites arts groups to talk about their contributions to the community and provide an excerpt from an upcoming performance. Each event in the series is designed to be as entertaining as it is educational and includes a performance aspect. WCPE and Quail Ridge Books and Music both look forward to working with more arts groups in the future and, together, focusing on community educational efforts. All of the events in the series are free and open to the public.

About Quail Ridge Books and Music:

Quail Ridge Books and Music is an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Founded in 1984 by Nancy Olson, the store provides a wide variety of carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings. Their community outreach includes fund raising and arranging for children’s authors to visit schools. Their music department specializes in classical, jazz, world and American traditional music and presents diverse musical programs throughout the year.

About WCPE:

With a 30 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.

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