WMNR 35th Anniversary Open House

Come help celebrate WMNR's 35th Anniversary by meeting the broadcasters and staff at our Open House. It will take place on Sunday June 25th from 1 pm to 4 pm at our studios and offices at 731 Main Street in Monroe. CT. Main Street in Monroe is also know as State Route 25 which is a highway connecting Interstate 95 and Interstate 84. There will be light refreshments and tours of the station.

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)

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  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.

WMNR Fine Arts Radio, P.O. Box 920, Monroe, CT 06468, 203-268-9667

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