WMNR's Mario Mesi
Mario Mesi was a volunteer broadcaster on WMNR from 1988 to 2015. He passed away unexpectedly on November 29, 2016. Fellow Broadcaster Diana Blasé had this to say, “How very sad! Mario was in the same WMNR Introduction to Broadcasting class as I was in 1988. He was always kind and soft spoken but made his words count. He loved music, which is always an excellent calling card, and he had high hopes for WMNR to evolve into a great radio station.
It's people like him that remind us of what's good in humanity. He has been missed, and I will continue to miss him.” For more information and and photos please click here
WMNR Underwriting Representative
WMNR Fine Arts Radio is seeking a paid, part-time Underwriting Representative. He or she will solicit support of businesses and non-profit organizations which, along with the contributions of WMNR listeners, helps to make our programs possible. To read the full job description and learn more about the application process please click here.
Improved WMNR Streaming Audio and new Archived Audio
In July WMNR upgraded its audio streaming over the internet. The sound quality is noticeably richer. WMNR now streams our music at a rate of 128 kbps.
We also are now offering 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 to!
WMNR Mobile web page and WMNR App
In July WMNR began offering 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 be offered a change 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
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.
WMNR Fine Arts Radio, P.O. Box 920, Monroe, CT 06468, 203-268-9667