About Classical 88.1
WDPR 88.1 & WDPG 89.9 FM
Classical 88.1 is a not-for-profit organization founded and staffed by people from Dayton, Ohio and surrounding
88.1 has been broadcasting a 24-hour
signal in Dayton since June 1998.
extends our reach to areas north and west, including Lima, Ohio,
and Fort Wayne and Richmond, Indiana, since November 1985.
Classical 88.1 has become the voice for our region's
performing and fine arts organizations. The station now
broadcasts performances of:
- The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
- The Richmond Symphony Orchestra
- The Springfield Symphony
- The Bach Society of Dayton
- Chamber Music Yellow Springs
In addition, WDPR-FM
88.1 and WDPG-FM 89.9 bring the rest of the world into
the Miami Valley by broadcasting high quality programs
from satellite feeds such as:
- The Metropolitan Opera
- The New York Philharmonic Orchestra
- Performance Today
Classical 88.1 produces the majority of its daytime
offerings (see our program
schedule) beginning at 6:00am
weekdays and continuing through the afternoon and
evening with a variety of local hosts. A sample of additional locally
produced programming includes The Intimate Guitar, and our arts magazine, Arts Focus.
Member-supported Classical 88.1 celebrates and advances classical music and the fine arts using multiple technologies to enrich the lives of our listeners.
Classical 88.1 will be recognized as the premier broadcaster of classical music and fine arts programming by listeners everywhere.
We are passionate about classical music. We respect the emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of our listeners.
We are focused on being “The Voice of the Arts” in the community.
We value diversity in all we do.
We appreciate the integrity of our Board, Staff and Volunteers and we value their teamwork. We strive for excellence in programming and production.
We value the role of technology in assuring our future.