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.

The Classical Music Minute with Steven Hobe’: Every Wednesday just before noon listen to The Classical Music Minute. Ever wonder who were the Florentine Camerata? Where did the conductor’s baton come from? Or the difference between Opera Buffa and Opera Seria? These little nuggets of classical music trivia are what this podcast is all about. Come hop around music history with me, Steven Hobé, as we take a minute to get the scoop! (LISTEN TO PODCAST)

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 WarwickSaturday 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 the first weekend of the month on Sat. at 9am and Sun. at 9P 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)

The Ocean House Author Series, presented by the Ocean House: Listen at 9 AM on the third Saturday of the month and 9 PM on the third Sunday of the month. Join Ocean House owner, actress and best selling author Deborah Goodrich Royce for A glass of wine, a delicious bite, and fascinating conversations with exceptional authors! This ongoing series brings you the best and the brightest of the literary world! (LISTEN TO PODCAST)

This Old Tree, presented by Schwartz Tree Care and Landscaping: At 9 AM on the last Saturday of the month and 9 PM Sunday of of the month join host Doug Still for This Old Tree. Old trees are awe inspiring links to the past that fire our historical imagination. Ever wonder what their stories are? Seasoned arborist and amateur historian Doug Still interviews local experts, historians, and regular folks to celebrate the myths and uncover the real tales. (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 Chamber Series: 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.

WCRI Festival Series: Listen on the second Sunday of the month at 9 PM, 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. 

American A cappella, presented by the Narragansett Bay Chorus and Voices United: Several times throughout the year 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)


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