Kristin Gilbert

Program Director

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The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts return to WAMC starting December 3 rd at 1PM! The Met Opera airs every Saturday at 1PM from December 3 rd to May 13 th , 2017.

Tuesday, November 8th is election night! Join the award-winning WAMC News team & NPR for extended special coverage from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. The program will feature speeches, newsmaker interviews, reports from candidate sites, and analysis from WAMC’s reporters and NPR's Political Team. Throughout the night, WAMC will cover the key races of the Northeast. Additionally, the NPR politics team will provide live updates on election returns and analysis of the results. The team...

The month of October brings our annual fall fund drive starting Monday, October 17 th at 6 a.m. Help us to make this the shortest fund drive in WAMC history. Your continuing support allows us to keep bringing you the programming you love. Call 1(800)323-9262 or pledge online at WAMC.org . We couldn’t do it without you!

As the last magical notes of this summer’s Tanglewood season resonate in our souls, we will return to our normal programming schedule this month. Don’t fret, we will still get to enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Sunday evenings 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. to hold us over until next year’s Tanglewood season.

Coming up this month at Tanglewood: Tuesday, August 2nd @ 8 p.m. A WAMC Special Broadcast of Tanglewood on Parade. Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston Pops Orchestra Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Stefan Asbury, Stéphane Denève , Giancarlo Guerrero, Ken-David Masur , and John Williams, conductors Elizabeth Rowe, flute Jessica Zhou, harp

Our broadcasts of The Boston Symphony Orchestra live from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood begin Friday, July 8th at 8 p.m. ♫ We will be airing the concerts live on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. through August.

The month kicks off with our fund drive, beginning June 6th at 6 a.m. You can help us make this the shortest fund drive in WAMC history. Your continuing support allows us to keep bringing you the programming you love. Call 800.323.9262 or pledge online at WAMC.org. We couldn’t do it without you.

Join us Saturday, May 7th at 1p.m. for the final live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's 2015/2016 season as they present Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Met Music Director James Levine returns to a work he has long cherished, Mozart’s delightful comic gem of wily captives in a harem. Coloratura soprano sensation Albina Shagimuratova stars in the bravura role of Konstanze. Rising tenor Paul Appleby is her lover, Belmonte, soprano Kathleen Kim is her shrewd maid, Blondchen, and bass Hans- Peter König delivers comic gravitas as the overseer of the harem.

The 2015/2016 Metropolitan Opera season is winding down and April will be the last full month of opera broadcasts. After the final Met opera of the season on May 7th, we will return to our normal programming. Some may be overjoyed by the return of Radio Deluxe to the Saturday 2 p.m.- 4p.m. airtime once the opera season is over but don’t lament opera fans, The Met will return in December!

March first marks the start of the spring solar outage week. A solar or sun transit outage is an electromagnetic phenomenon wherein a station downlink is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite. This is a fancy way of saying that we will temporarily lose any live audio feed off of satellite for about 6 minutes around 2 p.m. in our region. Due to the outage, we have to make a slight change to our programming schedule. The outages in our region will take place during the NPR newscast that airs within Vox Pop. As a result, we will be skipping the 2:01 p.m-2:04 p.m. NPR Newscast and going right into our local regional newscast during the first week of March. We will return to our normal schedule the following week.

The month of February kicks off with our fund drive beginning February 1st at 6 a.m. Help us to make this the shortest fund drive in WAMC history! Your continuing support allows us to keep bringing you the programming you love. Call 1(800)323-9262 or pledge online at WAMC.org. We couldn’t do it without you!

This New Year’s Eve, WAMC invites you to six parties, from east to west, with musical fireworks for midnight in all four continental time zones on the Toast of the Nation! An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, the party begins January 31st at 9PM and grooves all night long until 5AM on New Year’s Day. We will hear the energy infused live concert recordings of Wynton Marsalis, Snarky Puppy, Wycliffe Gordon, and more.