Live Tanglewood Broadcasts
Since 1984 WMNR has been bringing you live Tanglewood Broadcasts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from Lenox, Massachusetts on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. This summer they begin on July 7 with Music Director Andris Nelsons conducting and continue through August 27 with an encore broadcast of Tanglewood on Parade on Sunday September 3. In July enjoy concerts with soloists Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin, Daniil Trifonov, piano, Pinchas Zukerman, violin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano and conductors Charles Dutoit, Thomas Ades, Bramwell Tovey and Ken-David Masur.



35th Anniversary Open House
Thank you to all who attended our 35th Anniversary Open House! We were pleased to meet so many listeners and to renew our friendship with those we'd met before. We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did!

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin Survey Results
During the month of May WMNR conducted a listener survey regarding Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Here are the highlights:

There were 61 people who took the survey.  59 listen on FM radio and 2 listen over the internet.

16% of the respondents listen once a week to Exploring Music.
35% of the respondents listen 2 to 3 times a week.
41% of the respondents listen 4 to 5 times a week.

74% found Exploring Music very enjoyable
22% found Exploring Music enjoyable

77% would prefer the current air time of 5 to 6 pm weekdays.
13% would prefer it to be broadcast from 7 to 8 pm Sunday through Thursday.
8% would prefer it to be broadcast from 11 pm to midnight Sunday through Thursday.

Here are some of the comments shared with WMNR:
  Exploring Music is a great program because it has more depth than other 'music appreciation' type programs.  It also delves into music genres and composers which stretches the mind. I love the program and hope you do not change the time.

          I rarely get to listen as 5:00 is a very busy time. Listening at 11:00 p.m. would be a great way to unwind.

          I so hope you don't change the time.........I look forward to the hour and find his program one of the enduring highlights of my day.  I learn so much from Bill.  11:00 pm would be awful!

          Might listen from 7 to 8 but that is dinner time here. Bill is not background music. He must be listened to in order to benefit from his thoughts. Can't imagine telling my wife to stop telling me about her day so I can hear Bill! Never 11-12, never.

          I know this program is not everyone's cup of tea and possibly not what people want to listen to on the commute home. However, I find it rather interesting from an educational perspective.  While I would never consider taking classes on the subject, I can appreciate learning about what makes the music work and learning about the composers.

Thank you all for expressing your opinion. WMNR will continue to broadcast Exploring Music at its current time. As always, we welcome any and all comments at comments@wmnr.org.

Listening to Music by Will Duchon
In “Leaves of Grass,” Whitman writes about wandering “in paths untrodden,” where his soul is fed “by tongues aromatic” among the unexplored and unspoiled growth beside a quiet pond. The idea here is about being intentional. It’s about breaking away from the norm and the familiar conformities, and discovering overlooked sources of beauty. With a little imagination, this idea can be applied to our experience of listening to, and broadcasting, music. (article continues here

Listen Online 
Did you know WMNR offers Archived Audio on demand over the internet? Click on the Archived Audio graphic on the left hand side or visit our LISTEN page. You can select a program from the past week and listen when you would like!  

WMNR also offer a mobile web page that is viewed when you go to wmnr.org on you mobile phone or tablet. We also offer a mobile app for Apple or Android. Go the our web site on your mobile device to download the app. You can also download it to your computer by using the link on the lower let hand side of this page.


Six WMNR broadcasters share their programs on-demand  
Will Duchon of Friday Evening Classics offers some of his programs The Night Café and Words & Music, as does H. William Stine of Turntable for One.  Each of the shows of Garrett Stack, both Broadway Bound and American Jukebox, are available to listeners after they air.  They join Jay Harris who made 19 of his One Great Song programs available. Peter Shimkin has put some of his Evening at the Opera programs up as well.  Haven't yet tried listening yet?  It's simply a recording of a radio program, archived on the internet, available for listening anytime you are online.   


WMNR Annual Report
To find out more about the station, please peruse our four-page WMNR Annual Report by clicking  here .


WMNR's Videos


To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, WMNR Fine Arts Radio produced a video featuring 27 broadcasters and staff. The piece is a loving tribute that gives you an inside look at the people who make up the station. Produced by WMNR’s own H. William Stine, with Associate Producer Megan Stine. To view the video, click the photo.

After H. William Stine and Megan Stine produced the WMNR 30th Anniversary video, they teamed up again for a slightly less serious, but completely accurate, look at our broadcasters. To view the video, click the photo.




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