Tulsa's own Doug Brown adds his program to the WRR lineup beginning April 1, 2012
A few years ago, Doug had an idea for a program which featured only wind bands, his first love in music. We thought that was a great idea and helped nurture Wind & Rhythm. His program, which has now aired more than 179 episodes, spread to 12 stations throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas. We're tickled pink that WRR, Dallas' commercial classical station, has also picked up his program, especially since Big-D is home to one of the world's premiere wind bands, the Dallas Wind Symphony. From all of us here at home-town Classical 88.7-1, congratulations, Doug!
From the WRR Newsletter:
"Reconnect with the music of your life with Wind and Rhythm beginning April 1. Wind and Rhythm is a one-hour weekly broadcast devoted to the music of Wind Bands hosted by Doug Brown. The show features Wind Symphonies, Wind Ensembles, Wind Orchestras, Concert Bands, Symphonic Bands, and Brass Bands with small brass, reed, and percussion ensembles too. In short, Wind and Rhythm is "the gathering place for people who love band music." Doug and his crew are thrilled to become a part of WRR in Dallas, arguably the band capital of the universe.
"Many of you have probably participated in a band at some time in your lives. Perhaps it was an elementary school concert band where you learned to read music and play the clarinet. Perhaps it was later, in high school, when you marched down the field at half time with your trumpet at your lips. Whenever it was, being in the band was probably one of the most important experiences of your life. You learned about music, about friendships, and about being an integral part of some bigger than yourself."