WCPE Remembers: TheClassicalStation.org Honors the Country’s Fallen

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Through music, WCPE will remember and memorialize all the fallen service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces over Memorial Day weekend, May 29 (2010149) through May 31, 2010 (2010151).

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Our listeners have loved ones or friends who made a sacrifice for our country,'' says WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw. ''WCPE honors our nation’s fallen soldiers with patriotic music throughout this weekend.

Dick Storck, Program Director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org and former announcer for the American Forces Thailand Network, a division of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), invites listeners across the country to remember those who have given their lives for America. Through music, WCPE will remember and memorialize all the fallen service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces over Memorial Day weekend, May 29 (2010149) through May 31, 2010 (2010151).

WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 31 (2010151) at 1900 hrs (GMT), 3 p.m. (ET). At precisely 1900 hrs (GMT), WCPE will silence their broadcast momentarily in remembrance, reflection and honor of the fallen service men and women. The broadcast will resume with the playing of Taps.

“Our listeners have loved ones or friends who made a sacrifice for our country,'' says WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw. ''WCPE honors our nation’s fallen soldiers with patriotic music throughout this weekend.”

A partial listing includes:(All times ET)
29 SAT
8am GERSHWIN Three Preludes;
10am COPLAND Billy the Kid Ballet Suite;
3pm KORNGOLD Captain Blood:Suite;
5pm CHADWICK Symphonic Sketches.

30 SUN
11am DVORAK American Suite;
1pm GERSHWIN Concerto in F;
5pm COPLAND Appalachian Spring.

31 MON
8am GOULD An American Salute;
9am DELIUS Florida Suite;
11am COPLAND Red Pony Suite;
12pm J. WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare;
2pm GERSHWIN An American in Paris;
3pm TAPS, J. WILLIAMS Hymn to the Fallen;
4pm SOUSA Stars and Stripes Forever;
5:30pm OFFENBACH American Eagle Waltz;
7pm IVES Variations on America.

“To the friends and families who mourn our fallen service men and women,'' says WCPE General Manager Deborah S. Proctor, TheClassicalStation.Org. ''We at WCPE stand in proud silence with you.”

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed by military and foreign service personnel 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: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml .

About WCPE:
With a 30 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM 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. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. 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 http://theclassicalstation.org/WCPE_Quarter-Notes/. For more information, visit http://www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

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