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WCPE News: Press Releases
Curtis Brothers, Outreach Director
TheClassicalStation.org Honors the Country’s Fallen
Wake Forest, N.C. (May 17, 2011) — Dick Storck, Program Director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org and former announcer for the American Forces Thailand Network, a division of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), invites listeners across the country to remember those who have given their lives for America. Through music, WCPE will remember and memorialize all the fallen service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces over Memorial Day weekend, May 28 through May 30, 2011.
WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 30, 3 p.m. (ET). WCPE will silence their broadcast momentarily in remembrance, reflection and honor of the fallen service men and women. The broadcast will resume with the playing of Taps.
“WCPE honors our nation’s soldiers, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” says WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw, who also served in the Air Force. “American composers and patriotic music will be featured throughout the weekend.”
A partial listing includes: (All times ET)
- 8:00 a.m. Deussen: American Hymn
- 10:00 a.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
- 12:00 p.m. Dvorak: American Suite
- 2:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2(Romantic)
- 3:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
- 6:00 p.m.-Midnight: Saturday Evening Request Program; You choose your favorite American composers and music.
- 7:00 a.m. Beach: “Jubilate”
- 11:00 a.m. Carpenter: Skyscrapers
- 1:00 p.m. Rodgers: “Beneath the Southern Cross” from Victory at Sea
- 3:00 p.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
- 4:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
- 5:00 p.m. Barber: Violin Concerto
- 8:00 a.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
- 9:00 a.m. Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches
- 11:00 a.m. Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid
- 12:00 p.m. Gould: “An American Salute”
- 2:00 p.m. Schuman: New England Triptych
- 3:00 p.m. “Taps”
- 5:00 p.m. Williams: “Liberty Fanfare”
- 7:00 p.m. Tower: Made in America
- 8:00 p.m. Monday Night at the Symphony, Chicago Symphony with Verdi’s “Requiem”, hosted by Air Force Veteran Dave Bryant
- 10:00 p.m. Bernstein: “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide
“May these men and women who gave their lives rest in peace,” concludes Bradshaw. WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed by military and foreign service personnel around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, 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: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.
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. 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 www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.