Wake Forest, NC, May 24, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Dick Storck, program director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org and former announcer for the American Forces Thailand Network, a division of the Armed 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 26 (2007146) through May 28, 2007 (2007148).
WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 28 (2007148) 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.
Music director for WCPE, William Woltz says, “We will be broadcasting music that reflects the American spirit throughout the weekend. We will feature works with American themes as well as American composers and artists.” In addition to the top of the hour Memorial Day playlist below, American composers, artists and themes will be interspersed all weekend, including works by Marine veteran John Phillip Sousa and Air Force veteran John Williams.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2007 (2007148)
1200 hrs (GMT), 8 a.m. (ET), GOULD An American Salute
1400 hrs (GMT), 10 a.m. (ET), DVORAK American Suite
1500 hrs (GMT), 11 a.m. (ET), WILLIAMS Hymn to the Fallen
1600 hrs (GMT), 12 p.m. (ET), COPLAND Letter from Home
2000 hrs (GMT), 4 p.m. (ET), SOUSA The Liberty Bell
2400 hrs (GMT), 8 p.m. (ET,) GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
0200 hrs (GMT), 10 p.m. (ET), CORIGLIANO Voyage for Flute & String
WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music can be accessed by military and foreign service personnel around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, big and 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.
“To the friends, families and all who remember and mourn our fallen service men and women, we at WCPE stand in proud silence with you, honoring these committed, courageous patriots and all that they gave their lives for,” says Deborah S. Proctor, general manager of WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org.
With a 28-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. 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://www.theclassicalstation.org/guide. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.