Special Programs & Features
In addition to popular classical movements and pieces, WCRI also offers special programs & features 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.
The Score with Edmund Stone, presented by Beekman Violin, Inc.: WCRI is proud to bring you this program Monday evenings from 8:00 to 9:00 PM. The Score with Edmund Stone is a weekly celebration of music in film. With timely box office tie-ins, carefully crafted talk-sets, memorable musical elements and enticing weekly themes all woven together, coupled with expert production aesthetics, The Score is an unparalleled exploration of the musical experience that makes film such an indelible activity. Your host Edmund Stone is a classically trained Shakespearean actor from England whose background includes a variety of stage and screen roles. With deep connections to Hollywood and the classical music community, Edmund is the ideal host for this weekly foray into the world of film and music. Visit their website at thescore.org
All-Time Classics: 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 Lathrop Insurance Agency: 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. (LISTEN TO PODCAST)
Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds, presented by Wild Birds Unlimited Warwick: Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM is a radio show about wild birds and the beauty of nature — attracting birds to your backyard, 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 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! (LISTEN TO PODCAST)
WCRI Kids Hour, presented by the Newport Classical: Listen at 9am on the first Saturday of every month as we help capture your child’s attention and make them a lifelong fan of the arts! This program will explore the many ways music and the arts are a part of everyday life. In the fast-paced digital age kids need the benefits of music and the arts more than ever. Come with us as we entertain and educate both the young and the young at heart! (LISTEN TO PODCAST)
WCRI Saturday at the Opera (May through December), presented by Stoneridge…Active Retirement Living in Mystic, CT: Saturdays at 1pm, hear great opera performances from around the globe. These weekly Saturday operas are rebroadcasts of some of the world’s best. To find out more about The American Opera Series CLICK HERE.
WCRI Saturday at the Symphony (December through May), presented by Stoneridge…Active Retirement Living in Mystic, CT: 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 local art community. Giving you a behind the scenes look at their background, interests, special projects, and how music and the arts has impacted their lives. (LISTEN TO PODCAST)
WCRI Festival Series: Sundays at 9:00pm, we’ll take you on a weekly musical journey as we capture the sense of place, natural beauty, excitement, artistry and music from some of the world’s greatest music festivals. (LISTEN TO PODCAST)
American A cappella, presented by the Narragansett Bay Chorus and Voices United 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! (LISTEN TO PODCAST)
The WCRI Chamber Music Hour: 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.