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Playlists

We’ve organized our playlists in a couple of ways for your listening pleasure. First of all,  you can see what’s playing right now. You can also see what we played recently and what’s coming up.  Another feature of our playlists is that we give you the recording label and catalog number of the recordings so that you can order them from your favorite classical music emporium.

Request Programs

We offer two weekly request programs at WCPE, The Classical Station.

Every Friday is All-Request Friday here at The Classical Station! We play your requests from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Go ahead and request your favorite piece of classical music, and you can also dedicate it to a person or an occasion. Want to request a long work like a Mahler symphony? Go ahead. If we have room, we will play it. The “Minute Waltz”? That’s fine. We will find room for short pieces too. If a listener requests a piece that we don’t have in our library, we will substitute a similar piece and add your selection to our shopping list. Our collection of 15,000 CDs is pretty extensive; however, from time to time we receive a request for a CD we simply don’t have. Want to know when your selection will be played? You will be able to see the playlist under What’s Playing.

On Saturday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until midnight (all times eastern), you are the music director! The Saturday Evening Request Program has long been a fixture of our programming, and we hope that you will make it part of your weekend listening.

Our request programs fill up very quickly. We suggest that you use the form on the Request pages to submit your request even a couple of days in advance. Typically when a request program is oversubscribed, we will play your request on the next request program. So, for example, if All-Request Friday is full, we will play your request on the Saturday Evening Request Program.

Programming

We think that one of the things which makes our programming special is that we always have a live announcer bringing you Great Classical Music, around the clock! Call 919-556-5178 anytime to speak with our announcers. Or interact with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We are proud of our offering of nine specialty programs, which feature everything from Renaissance to opera to contemporary. So, while you won’t usually hear an operatic aria here on a weekday morning, you can hear lots of arias on Opera House every Thursday evening at 7:00, and for contemporary works, tune in for Wavelengths on Sunday evenings at 9:00 p.m.

Ways To Listen

Worldwide online
The Classical Station offers unlimited streams of audio on the Internet. Click “Listen Now” at the top of any page on our website to listen in a state-of-the-art AAC stream.

Apps
Download our apps in your device’s store and enjoy Great Classical Music anywhere. The apps also include our podcasts and social media content.

Apple store

Google Play

Cable
Cable companies distribute our signal to their customers free of charge. Contact your cable company and ask them to carry WCPE, The Classical Station.

FM Radio

You can find WCPE, The Classical Station, on 89.7 FM in central North Carolina. We broadcast via the nation’s first broadband FM antenna, formerly used only for television broadcasting. You can find us also at 88.3 FM in the North Carolina Sandhills (Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Southern Pines), 90.1 FM in Bath, 91.1 in Buxton, 95.3 in Fayetteville, 88.9 in Foxfire, 90.9 in Manteo, and 89.9 in New Bern.

Other Online Streams

Windows Media

Ogg Vorbis

MP3

Podcasts

Did you miss one of our weekly musician interviews on a Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. on Preview? Or perhaps you missed My Life in Music last month. Not to worry. We offer this special content on podcasts for your listening pleasure. Conversations comes in three flavors: Conversations with conductors, Conversations with performers, and Conversations with composers. Staff announcers Dan McHugh, Bob Chapman, and Rob Kennedy speak with musicians such as Stephanie Blythe, JoAnn Falletta, Dan Locklair, Jan Lisiecki, Benjamin Grosvenor, and more. Download these inspiring conversations and share them with a young musician!