BPR Classic

BPR is pleased to share a vibrant line-up for specials for the 2021 holiday season – from annual live traditions like the Christmas Eve broadcast “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” and “New Year's Day From Vienna” to new programs for BPR, including “Apollo's Fire presents Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration” and “A Season's Griot,” public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Listen on-airstream online or on BPR’s 

Don Pedi holds a dulcimer and is seen outside, wearing a plaid shirt and brown hat.
Courtesy Don Pedi.

Musician and educator Don Pedi has hosted music programs on BPR since 1985, starting as a fill-in host and eventually developing “Close to Home” which brings listeners traditional, old-time and classic folk, often curated around themes, every Saturday from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.  

A pianist, flutist and harpist perform in front of a lake and trees at Brevard Music Center
Photo Credit Chuck Gilmore, Courtesy of Brevard Music Center

BPR is pleased to announce SummerStages, a six-week long series from our friends at WDAV that brings listeners a collection of past performances at the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival and An Appalachian Summer Festival in Boone. Grab your picnic basket, blanket and your radio or smartphone and enjoy your lunch or dinner while listening to classical music’s great performers and conductors. Tune in on BPR Classic July 19th-August 25th, Mondays 7-9 PM and Wednesdays 12-2 PM.