Jazz After Dinner

Friday evenings at 8:00 PM join award winning pianist, Grammy nominated composer, and Steinway Artist Joe Parillo as he brings you an hour of some of the best Jazz on the planet.

WCRI’s Classical Kids Hour

Saturday mornings, from 9 AM – 10 AM, hosts Jamie Jones and The Newport Music Festival Executive Director Pamela Pantos will bring this musically driven children’s program into your homes.

Conducting Conversations

Every Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM join Mike Maino for an hour of music and conversation with notable people in the local arts community.

WCRI’s Festival Series

Sundays at 9:00pm, we capture that sense of place, the natural beauty, the excitement of the music, the fun with this broadcast featuring one of the world’s greatest music festivals…the Newport Music Festival.

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Classical Fact of the Day:

In 1899 Russian authorities forbade the people of Finland from humming or whistling Finlandia composed by Jean Sibelius as it was a rally for free press

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  • Forecasters eye possibility of snow Thursday night, this weekend January 15, 2019
    PROVIDENCE -- Forecasters are watching a pair of potential storm systems that could bring snow to the region later this week and then during the weekend.The first could bring snow starting Thursday night into Friday, while the second, the stronger of the two, could bring snow or "a wintry mix" Saturday night into Sunday.The National Weather Service says "lots […]
  • Body found on Route 195 under Fall River Government Center January 15, 2019
    FALL RIVER – State troopers and crime scene technicians were out on I-195 westbound early Tuesday, trying to determine what happened to the person found dead in the breakdown lane. Police went to the highway at 6:05 a.m. after receiving reports of a problem. “We are there and our crime scene service is there with the Bristol […]
  • Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97 January 15, 2019
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97.Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, California. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last year.The lanky, ebullient musical comedy star […]
  • Trump fetes champion Clemson with burgers, fries January 15, 2019
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House on Monday as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship.Trump, a fast food lover, said he even paid for their meal himself because of the partial government shutdown. He did not disclose the […]
  • He spotted Jayme Closs at a bus stop, then launched deadly plan to kidnap her, police say January 15, 2019
    BARRON, Wis. - He shaved his head and his face, wiping down his father's shotgun and six 12-gauge shells to avoid leaving a physical trace. He replaced his car's license plates with a set he had stolen, removing a glow-in-the-dark cord from the trunk that allowed people to open it from inside. And he showed up […]

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Tuesday 01/15 10%
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Wednesday 01/16 0%
Mostly sunny skies. High 39F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/17 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High near 30F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Friday 01/18 80%
Chance of Rain
Occasional light rain tapering to a few showers late. High near 40F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 01/19 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 34F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 01/20 90%
Watching a potential winter storm. Rain. High 47F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.

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