ROANOKE, Va., April 20, 2012 – WVTF Public Radio will participate in Public Radio Music Month, a month long celebration in April highlighting the invaluable role played by public radio stations in supporting music.
The initiative will link together public radio stations in communities across the United States. Stations will highlight local events, interviews, performances and other programming elements.
WVTF and other public radio stations are an integral part of the local music economy, said program director Rick Mattioni.
“With our blue grass, classical, jazz and swing music, WVTF provides a unique and increasingly rare platform for musical discovery. [...] We see Public Radio Music Month as an opportunity for us to showcase some of the great work that WVTF does in preserving America’s musical traditions and fostering the development of music talent."
WVTF's programming also features Traditional, and Celtic music programs including live broadcasts of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and the music of regional performers on "Back to the Blue Ridge".
"We are proud to feature the music of regional performers in our Back to the Blue Ridge Sunday program and classical performances such as the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra broadcasts. And, we take great delight in playing a role in helping to launch the careers of acclaimed jazz artists such as Rene Marie,”says Mattioni,
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