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WCPE offers Special Programming for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur is the most important holy day in Judaism.

WCPE Program Director Dick Storck announces he will air special programming at sundown, 6 p.m. ET on September 18 and September 27 honoring the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. has a long history of observing the Jewish High Holy Days, going back to the late Andrea Rosnick who shared her faith and love of Jewish tradition with listeners for many years. Listener response from many corners of the world has been positive and enthusiastic. The programs are broadcast each year at 6:00 p.m. ET on the eve of each specific Holy Day.

In 2005, a committee of three was asked to update the High Holy Days observance programs. Ken Hoover, host of Great Sacred Music, headed the committee, wrote the script for the Rosh Hashanah (The Birthday of the World) program and is the announcer for each of the programs. Jenni Elion, a volunteer announcer, brought her Jewish heritage and knowledge to the task, writing the script for the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) program. Greysolynne Hyman, a part-time announcer who enthusiastically embraces and celebrates Jewish traditions in her home, wrote the script for the Chanukah (Festival of Light) program. Consultations with Rabbis and Jewish community leaders were most helpful, especially that of Rabbi Jenny Solomon of Raleigh.

"Rosh Hashanah is the first day of a ten-day season, the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim)," says Hoover. "This season is commonly used for introspection." "The season ends with the holy day of Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement," he continues. "Yom Kippur is the most important holy day in Judaism." This is the final day for Jewish people to make atonement with G_d for the mistakes of the past year.

The Great Classical Music offered by WCPE transcends belief systems, being crafted by artists from all traditions, and listened to by a global audience reflective of the world's diversity. Found throughout WCPE's programming are the traditions of people from all walks of life.

WCPE's 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at:

About WCPE:
With a 30 plus year history, WCPE is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor's leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Other radio stations and cable television systems are able to rebroadcast Great Classical Music. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. Quarter Notes, the WCPE Program Guide, is published four times a year as a means to enhance appreciation and understanding of classical music. It is distributed to station supporters and is also available online at For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.

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