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Fall Fundraising Drive | Friday, October 17 – Saturday, October 25

Tune in for our Fall Fundraising Drive and join us for great music, special guests and exciting challenges from a few of our friends as we encourage YOU, our listeners, to begin, renew AND/OR increase your support for 90.9 FM!  There are two ways to give: call Pledge Central at 866-909-9725 or make your gift online!

We have many special guests coming in the studio … here is the line-up for Wednesday, October 22:

8-9 am | Scott Hanoian, Director of the Oakland Music Society
9-10 am | Ed Kingin, Music Director for the Fort Street Choral
11-12 pm | Gary Mach, Member of the Village Players of Birmingham
12-1 pm | Pauline Martin, Artistic Director for the Chamber Soloists of Detroit
1-2 pm | William Pemberton, Chair of the River Raisin Ragtime Revue Board of Directors
2-3 pm | Barbara Nickles, WRCJ Kresge Society member
3-4 pm | Bob Allison, Host of ‘Ask Your Neighbor’ and member of the Detroit Public TV Board of Trustees
6-7 pm | Beverly Green, Television & Radio Intructor at the Detroit School of Arts
7-8 pm | Kathy Kosins, Jazz Vocalist

And throughout the day, tune in and give during a challenge hour – help us meet our goals from our great partners:

8-9 am | Oakland Choral Challenge
9-10 am | Fort Street Chorale Challenge
11-12 pm | Village Players Of Birmingham Challenge
12-1 pm | Chamber Soloists Of Detroit Challenge
1-2 pm | River Raisin Ragtime Revue Challenge
2-3 pm | Daughters of the American Revolution Challenge
3-4 pm | Bob & Maggie Challenge
5-6 pm | Floy & Lee Barthel Challenge

Live Detroit Symphony Orchestra Broadcast | Friday, October 24 at 10:45 am

WRCJ will interrupt the Fall Fundraising Drive to bring you a live Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert from Orchestra Hall.  (Thanks again to the hundreds of generous listeners who contributed to our Listener Music Fund to allow this to happen.) The great American pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform Rachmoninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Also hear Copland’s Billy the Kid (complete ballet) and Michael Daugherty’s Lost Vegas. Leonard Slatkin conducts the orchestra while Dave Wagner hosts our broadcast.

Film Classics with Jack Goggin | Sunday, October 26 at 6 pm

The Blob

NOT THE USUAL HALLOWEEN SUSPECTS!”
Selections from such oddball favorites as “The Blob” by Burt Bacharach—“The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” by Vic Mizzy—“Strange Invaders” by John Addison—“Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde” by David Whitaker and “The Devil Doll” by Franz Waxman!

Civic Jazz Orchestra Broadcast | Sunday, October 26 at 7 pm

The Detroit Symphony Civic Jazz Orchestra plays great jazz with an astonishing level of sophistication and artistry, and their average age is 16! Tune in for The Civic Jazz in Concert and hear a performance which originally took place on October 17  in the Music Box of the Max Fisher Music Center.  Legendary trumpeter Terence Blanchard sits in with the orchestra for the finale. Kris Johnson conducts the orchestra as Chris Felcyn hosts the broadcast. 

WRCJ Classical Brunch | Sunday, November 16 at 11:30 am

The WRCJ Classical Brunch concert series returns in November!  Enjoy music for violin and piano with Detroit Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy AND a delicious brunch.  Purchase Tickets >

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