WCPE Honors Fallen American Servicemen and Servicewomen

WCPE will remember and honor fallen servicemen and servicewoman during Memorial Day weekend May 24 through May 26. In addition, the station will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance May 26 at 3 p.m. (ET). At that time, WCPE will momentarily silence its broadcast in remembrance, reflection and honor of fallen American servicemen and servicewomen.

Wake Forest, NC, May 17, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Dick Storck, program director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org, 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 servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. Armed Forces during Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2008 (2008145) through May 26, 2008 (2008147).

WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 26 (2008147) at 1900 hrs (GMT), 3 p.m. (ET). At that time, WCPE will momentarily silence its broadcast in remembrance, reflection and honor of the fallen servicemen and servicewomen. The broadcast will resume with the playing of “Taps.”

“To the friends, families and all who remember and mourn our fallen servicemen and servicewomen, 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.

Throughout the weekend, American composers, artists and themes will be featured, including works by Marine veteran John Phillip Sousa and Air Force veteran John Williams. Below is a list of top-of-the-hour performances that will be played on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2008 (2008147):

1200 hrs (GMT), 8 a.m. (ET), Sousa’s “The Liberty Bell”
1400 hrs (GMT), 10 a.m. (ET), Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”
1500 hrs (GMT), 11 a.m. (ET), Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
1600 hrs (GMT), 12 p.m. (ET), Gould’s “Amber Waves”
1800 hrs (GMT), 2 p.m. (ET), Dvorak’s “American Suite”
1900 hrs (GMT), 3 p.m. (ET), “Taps” and Williams’ “Hymn to the Fallen”
2000 hrs (GMT), 4 p.m. (ET), Gould’s “An American Salute”
2300 hrs (GMT), 7 p.m. (ET), Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”
0200 hrs (GMT), 10 p.m. (ET), Copland’s “Letter from Home”

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-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://www.theclassicalstation.org/guide. For more information, visit
www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.

Mike Gauss