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Specialty Programs

In addition to popular classical movements and pieces, WCRI also offers specialty programs like these …

Local Weather Forecast & Local News Headlines: Whether it’s your local news or forecast…if it’s happening in Providence, Newport, Narragansett, Warwick, Wakefield, Westerly or New London, CT, we cover it weekdays with our Local News Headlines & Local Weather Forecasts on WCRI.

Memory Care Minute: Every weekday at 4:45 PM the Memory Care Minute gives the caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s dementia some great information on how to care for themselves as well as their loved ones with this disease. The Memory Care Minute is presented by fifteen year veteran of the healthcare industry and Master Trainer in Alzheimer’s Care – Robert E.P. Elmer III. Do you know someone with questions about this disease…find out more by clicking HERE!

Mozart Block at Nine O’Clock: To jump-start your workdays, every weekday morning at 9:00 AM, WCRI presents the Mozart Block at 9 O’Clock. The world’s most renowned composer and child superstar, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and his music continue to delight, in this program filled with his beloved music.

Dinner Classics: After a busy day, Monday-Friday, Dinner Classics offers you a way to relax and unwind from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This program is the perfect accompaniment with the evening meal, a favorite book or while surfing the web. Take time for yourself with some of these classical favorites!

Mad About Music, presented by Newport Lamp & Shade CompanyWCRI is proud to bring you this insightful program Monday evenings from 8:00 to 9:00 PM. For more than 10 years Mad About Music has delved into the musical heart of some of the world’s most celebrated and influential personalities. The guest list for the show includes personalities such as Jimmy Carter; Alan Alda, Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Tom Brokaw, Renee Fleming, Antonin Scalia, Patrick Stewart and more. Mad About Music’s format is part interview, part musical performance. Internationally famous guests select five key musical works and discuss why those pieces are important to them. The interviews are always personal–and often humorous—as some of the world’s most famous people reveal aspects of their personalities largely unknown to the public.

All-Time Classics, presented by South County Hospital: Each evening from 9pm-10:00 PM, you can relax as you enjoy All Time Classics. This program showcases the performances of composers, conductors and orchestras of which you just can’t seem to get enough.

Jazz After Dinner, presented by Rhumbline Restaurant: 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. Relax and enjoy Jazz After Dinner every Friday evening at 8:00 PM only on the classical station.

Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds: Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM is a  radio show about wild birds and the beauty of nature — attracting birds to your back yard, feeding them, and learning more about them. They feature expert guests and contests for prizes like bird feeders and other bird-related items each week. Their mission is to encourage appreciation of our natural world, and to promote the preservation and protection of our environment. Visit their website at www.talkinbirds.com

The 95.9 Company Break: On the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM WCRI will present this half hour program dedicated to the local businesses in our community. At WCRI we know that our community is built on the backs of the local business men & women so we have created this stage for local businesses to share their story with you. Here directly from the owners and employees on how it all started, who their customers are, current projects, general advice, where they see the company heading and more!

The American Opera Series (May through December): Saturdays at 1pm, hear great opera performances with the American Opera Series. These weekly Saturday operas are rebroadcasts of some of the nations best. To find out more about The American Opera Series CLICK HERE.

WCRI’s Saturday at the Symphony (December through May):This 2 hour program on Saturdays starting at 1pm will feature symphonies from around the globe. Take a symphonic journey with some of the best in the business!

The Van Liew Trust Company Sunday Brunch: On Sundays, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, tune in to WCRI and leave it on throughout the day for our Sunday Brunch. This program offers you a time to relax and get away from weekday stresses and distractions. The work week is upon you so enjoy the calm before the storm with these classical masterpieces.

Conducting Conversations, presented by Roberts Musical Instruments: 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 arts. Giving you a behind the scenes look at their background, interests, special projects, and how music and the arts has impacted their lives.

WCRI’s Festival Series featuring The Newport Music Festival, presented by Hyundai of Newport: Sundays at 9:00pm, we capture that sense of place — the natural beauty, the excitement of the music, the fun –in this series of broadcasts from the worlds greatest music festivals.  We will also feature our very own Newport Music Festival as a series within a series during the Summer months.

American A cappella: At 9pm on the last Sunday of every month join hosts Mike Maino and Jamie Jones for American A cappella. You’ll get a taste of the best a cappella music along with a few candid interviews with people who have shaped this great American art form!

The WCRI Chamber Music Hour, presented by R.A. Georgetti & Co.: Listen every Sunday evening at 8:00 PM for an hour of chamber music from San Diego, London, New York, and more. Enjoy these wonderful pre-recorded programs filled with beautiful classical music from performers near and far.



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