WCPE Veterans Day Tribute

National Radio Station Honors Those Who Have Served Their Country

Wake Forest, NC, November 09, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Dick Storck, Program Director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org and former Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) announcer, invites listeners across the country to remember those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Through music, WCPE will remember and honor all service men and women on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 (2007315).

WCPE will be participating in Armistice Remembrance, November 11 (2007315) at 1600 hrs (GMT), 11 a.m. (ET). WCPE will broadcast Taps as a momentary remembrance, reflection and honor of the end of WWI and the setting of the sun on all violent conflicts.

During Sunday’s Great Sacred Music program 1300 hrs (GMT), 8 a.m. (ET)—1600 hrs (GMT), 11 a.m. (ET), host Ken Hoover will offer several sacred pieces inspired and written in times of conflict and in remembrance of noted military heroes. Included in the three-hour program will be the oratorio, King David by Arthur Honegger, John Rutter’s Requiem and the War Requiem by Benjamin Britton.

“Throughout history, music has played an important role during times of conflict,” says Hoover. “Music provides connection between troops in distant lands with their friends and family at home, offers healing of the heart, mind and spirit for those suffering loss and passes along the history of the events.”

In addition, at 2000hrs (GMT), 3 p.m. (ET), WCPE will offer various United States Armed Services songs honoring the dedication, loyalty and faithfulness of the men and women serving around the world.

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, 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 28-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 can 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 TheClassicalStation.org/guide. For more information, visit TheClassicalStation.Org or call 1-800-556-5178.

Brian Van Norman