Thanksgiving Day Music

A full Thanksgiving Day of programming is planned for Thursday, November 26.  The holiday begins at 8:00 am with Parker Prout of Thursday Morning Classics who tells us he will air "a hymn or two of thanks" followed by "a Bach Cantata and some organ pieces," as is his Thursday morning tradition, as well as "some music composed around the time of the first Thanksgiving."

Diana Blase's Thursday Afternoon Classics program will feature American works for this most American of holidays. Join Diana at noon for pieces such as "Gershwin in Hollywood," " West Side Story Suite," "Rider on the Plains," "Niagara Falls" and "Mississippi Suite."

David Aldrich opens his early evening program at 6:00 pm with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing "Prayer of Thanksgiving" and closes his program with MTC's rendition of Bourgeois's  "All People that on Earth do Dwell."  Both pieces are from "The Great Thanksgiving - Hymns and Songs of Thanks and Brotherhood," a Sony Classical recording.

At 9:00 pm, Dick Hageman of Good Folk presents "A Thanksgiving Harvest" featuring the music of The Weston Priory, Neal Hellerman, Rich Bala, William Coulter & Barry Phillips, and Phil Cunningham.  Following Good Folk, Dick's New Music Gallery, which airs music of a relaxing, contemplative nature, features "Thanksgiving - A Windham Hill Collection."

WMNR's Newest Translator

On July 8, WMNR began broadcasting from a new location and frequency. We are now operating at 91.9 FM from Middlefield. This new signal covers Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland and portions of Cheshire, Cromwell and Wallingford. Please let us know if it improves your reception.

WMNR Streaming on Demand

Six WMNR broadcasters share some of their programs on-demand online. Will Duchon of Friday Evening Classics offers his programs The Night Café and Words & Music, as does H. William Stine of Turntable for One.  Also Garrett Stack of Broadway Bound and American Jukebox is archiving his programs after they air and making them available to listeners.  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's Anniversary Video

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary there is a WMNR Fine Arts Radio video featuring 27 broadcasters and staff. It 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.  


To read WMNR's Theatre Reviews with Rosalind Friedman  click here

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