On Tuesday, May 5th we joined with other non-profits around the country for #GivingTuesdayNow, a chance to remind you that you make the music possible. Thanks to your generosity and enthusiasm we raised $16,095 in support of non-commercial, all-music radio. Thank you for helping us keep classical - and classic - music on air for all!

Charles Frederick Secrease has joined WMNR Fine Arts Radio as the host of Wednesday Morning Classics! Charles is a lifelong radio listener who discovered WMNR via car radio when he moved to Connecticut. Fortunately for us, he heard our broadcaster recruitment spot. He began his tenure with WMNR as social distancing regulations were put in place, thus his initial programs have been pre-recorded in our Production studio, but soon his training to run the board live will resume. Charles began his musical studies with his father, a concert pianist and professor of music, and went on to earn multiple music and theater degrees. His work as a musician, actor, and director has taken him around the world and we’re thrilled he is sharing his time and talent with all of our listeners. Welcome Charles!



Here For You, Thanks to You
Thank you for the kind words and encouragement you have sent via email and left on our social media.  Broadcast stations are recognized as essential infrastructure. Thus, we're on air as we have been since 1982, all while taking the recommended precautions, asking staff to work remotely, and minimizing personnel at the station. Like you, WMNR Fine Arts Radio is taking each day as it comes. And like you, we too take comfort in the clarity of classical music, the joy of jazz, the exuberance of Broadway, the resiliency in folk music, the ageless quality of the Great American Songbook, and the timelessness of classic pop, rock, and soul. We’re happy you’re spending time with us and we’re glad to be listening right along with you. Together, we’ll enjoy the calm and clarity that classical, and classic, music can bring. 

Back in my younger days, when things were going wrong
I might sulk, I might pout
Now I've learned if I just pitch in and do what's right
Things will always work out
And if we all could spread a little sunshine
All could light a little fire
We all would be a little closer
To our heart's desire

"Spread a Little Sunshine" from Pippin, one of Garrett Stack's selections on Broadway Bound. Join Garrett each Saturday at 4:00 pm for Broadway Bound or American Jukebox.

I never knew the charm of spring
I never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace
Till April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom
Holiday tables under the trees
April in Paris, this is a feeling
That no one can ever reprise

From April in Paris, featured on The Night Café with host Will Duchon on April 10th. Join Will every Friday at 10:00 pm for Thelonious Monk, Michel Legrand, Cyrille Aimée, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more wistful, wonderful artists.

Do you usually enjoy WMNR Fine Arts Radio during your commute or from your office?  You can listen live and find all our FM dial points on our Stations page. You can also tell smart speakers to “play WMNR Fine Arts Radio.”

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WMNR Behind-the-Scenes Videos

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, WMNR Fine Arts Radio produced a video featuring 27 broadcasters and staff. The piece is a loving tribute with an inside look at the people who make up the station. Produced by WMNR’s own H. William Stine, with Associate Producer Megan Stine.  After Bill and Megan produced the Anniversary video, they teamed up again for a slightly less serious, but completely accurate, look at our broadcasters.  To view the videos, click the picture.

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