Classical 95.9-FM & 1180-AM WCRI and Billboard Connection Providence are owned by Judson Group, Inc., a company that includes the son and grandsons of broadcasting pioneer Ted Jones, founder of Charles River Broadcasting Company and Boston’s legendary classical music station, WCRB. Judson Group acquired Classical 95.9-FM and 1180-AM WCRI from Charles River Broadcasting in 2006 and is committed to carrying on the Ted Jones tradition of radio excellence.
Classical 95.9-FM & 1180-AM WCRI are the only classical music stations exclusively serving southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut.
WCRI reaches an upscale, educated and active listening audience that is an attractive group for potential advertisers. With its transmitters situated on Block Island & in Hope Valley, WCRI provides a strong, clean signal to all of southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut.
In addition to popular classical movements and pieces, WCRI presents special local arts programming such as Jazz After Dinner w/ Joe Pariilo, Conducting Conversations with Mike Maino, and America’s Music Festivals featuring the Newport Music Festival.