I began announcing at WCPE in January 2019, but I’ve been a listener of WCPE since moving to Raleigh in 1986. The sincerity and devotedness of the staff and volunteers to the mission of the station have always charmed me, as well as the 24/7 availability of the music.
I gravitate to chamber music. Joseph Haydn, Aaron Copland, and Russian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries are my faves. Our own North Carolina Symphony sounds fabulous these days. At home I play a lot of Steely Dan.
During high school I obtained an amateur radio license and taped public service announcements for a commercial AM station. Later I did on-air at Georgia Tech’s WREK. Recently I retired from 40 years in international telecommunications. Across those travels, my favorite venue is Wigmore Hall in London. Of course the large orchestras and orchestral venues in London are splendid, such as the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican. But performances at “the Wiggy” are so intimate, varied, virtuosic, and acoustically and visually engaging that I’d attend weekly if I could.