Wake Forest, North Carolina (PressExposure) May 17, 2008 -- Dick Storck, program director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org, invites listeners across the country to remember those who have given their lives for America. Through music, WCPE will remember and memorialize all the fallen servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. Armed Forces during Memorial Day weekend, May 24 (2008145) through May 26, 2008 (2008147).
WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 26 (2008147) at 1900 hrs (GMT), 3 p.m. (ET). At that time, WCPE will momentarily silence its broadcast in remembrance, reflection and honor of the fallen servicemen and servicewomen. The broadcast will resume with the playing of âTaps.â
âTo the friends, families and all who remember and mourn our fallen servicemen and servicewomen, we at WCPE stand in proud silence with you, honoring these committed, courageous patriots and all that they gave their lives for,â says Deborah S. Proctor, general manager of WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org.
Throughout the weekend, American composers, artists and themes will be featured, including works by Marine veteran John Phillip Sousa and Air Force veteran John Williams. Below is a list of top-of-the-hour performances that will be played on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2008 (2008147):
1200 hrs (GMT), 8 a.m. (ET), Sousaâs âThe Liberty Bellâ 1400 hrs (GMT), 10 a.m. (ET), Coplandâs âAppalachian Springâ 1500 hrs (GMT), 11 a.m. (ET), Gershwinâs âRhapsody in Blueâ 1600 hrs (GMT), 12 p.m. (ET), Gouldâs âAmber Wavesâ 1800 hrs (GMT), 2 p.m. (ET), Dvorakâs âAmerican Suiteâ 1900 hrs (GMT), 3 p.m. (ET), âTapsâ and Williamsâ âHymn to the Fallenâ 2000 hrs (GMT), 4 p.m. (ET), Gouldâs âAn American Saluteâ 2300 hrs (GMT), 7 p.m. (ET), Tchaikovskyâs â1812 Overtureâ 0200 hrs (GMT), 10 p.m. (ET), Coplandâs âLetter from Homeâ
WCPEâs 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed by military and foreign service personnel around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at:http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.