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90.1 Highlights

By D Magazine |


5-9 a.m. Morning Edition Maria Crockett and Bob Edwards present up-to-date news of the world, the nation, and North Texas. Features include Tom Shales on movies, Judy Kelly’s theater reviews, and Joan Davidow on the visual arts. Tom Olson and Jan Nunley report on local news, and David Johnson reports on Wall Street.

9-9:15 a.m. BBC Radio Newsreel An international news round-up from the BBC World Service.

9:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Morning Music Craig Allen presents music ranging from new to chamber pieces, from baroque to Beethoven, with a dash of new age and a sprinkle of folk. Call-in music quizzes offer tickets and albums as prizes.

Monday, July 4,9:15 a.m. The Testament of Freedom KERA’s national production of the Randall Thompson oratorio, narrated by Speaker of the House Jim Wright, features the Schola Cantorum of Texas and the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra.

12-1 p.m. National Press Club On various weekdays, nationally and internationally known speakers address the Washington press corps in these live broadcasts from the nation’s capital. Air dates are determined too late for publication, so call 90.1 at (metro) 263-3151 for details of upcoming programs.

12 p.m.-4 p.m. Afternoon Music Jyl Hershman continues the music with folk, blues, international sounds, classical, and jazz. David Johnson reports on the stock market at 2 p.m. each day.

4-6:30 p.m. All Things Considered Robert Siegel and Renee Montagne host National Public Radio’s magazine of news, the arts, people, and ideas.

6:30-7 p.m. Business Update Frank Settipani anchors a half-hour of stock market, business, economic, and investment news in this CBS/American Public Radio program that covers the national and international financial scenes.

7-8 p.m. The Evening Talk Show Karen Denard invites the audience to join her guests in discussions that cross the entire range of human experience; social issues, the arts, health, economics, politics, and more.

8 p.m.-12 a.m. 90.1 at Night Chris Douridas plays great jazz, blues, international music, and other ear-grabbing styles.

12-5 a.m. 90.1 0verniglht 90.1 presents a mix of jazz, folk, and new age until dawn.


7-10 a.m. Weekenld Edition Scott Simon reports the day’s top news plus the issues which made headlines during the past week. Sports, entertainment, and fascinating slices of life round out this weekend news magazine.

10-11 a.m. Saturday Morning Sports Spectactular Norm Hitzges invites members of the I-Am-Not-a-Jock-Club to call and join the weekly round table of sports trivia, significa, and esoterica. He’ll give the scores, too.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Car Talk Tom and Ray Magliozzi, known to their amazed and bemused fans as “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers,” dispense weeldy wisdom for the world of wheels. They laugh a lot, and their listeners do, too.

12-4 p.m. Afternoon Music Jyl Hershman presents music with some entertaining twists of folk, jazz, blues, and classical as well as chances to win tickets and records.

4-5 p.m. Ml Things Considered Alex Chadwick and Lynn Neary host the weekend program.

5-6:30 p.m. Good Evening Noah Adams hosts this live variety program from Garrison Keillor’s old stomping grounds, the World Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Noah presents music, humor, and story-telling.

6:30-10 p.m. 90.1 at Night Woody Roberts presents a happy, snappy, lively, attention-getting mix of blues, New Orleans jazz, and ethnic toe-tappers as a Saturday night treat for upbeat eclectica-lovers everywhere.

10 p.m.-1 a.m. 90.1 at Night Dennis Gonzalez hosts some of the latest (and not-so-latest) international, contemporary, and avant-garde jazz.

1-6 a.m. 90.1 Ovemight Craig Shropshire blends new age, electronic, and “space music” for a mellow Sunday morning mix.


7-10 a.m. Weekend Edition Susan Stamberg is the host. Her cast of characters includes auto repair raconteurs Tom and Ray Magliozzi, newsman Daniel Schorr, piano player Stef Scaggiari, and others

10-11 a.m. High Performance Hosted by Andre Previn High quality and high energy are the hallmarks of this American Public Radio series which is produced, in pan, by KERA. This month’s performers include the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (7/3), the Swingles (7/10), pianist Bella Davidovich (7/17), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (7/24), and Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug (7/31).

11 a.m.-2 p,m. Classical Music Kim Corbet presents classical music, including frequent concert specials. This month’s offerings:

July 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Texas Flute Society Special This is the honors recital from last month’s Texas Flute Society competition. The recital was recorded June 5 at Ed Landreth Hall on the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth.

July 24,11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra George Del Gobbo is the conductor and violinist Robert McDuffy is the guest soloist in this concert recorded February 9 at Ed Landreth Hall. Compositions by Piston, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven are performed.

2-4 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor and Lake Wobegon are alive and well in these rebroadcasts (Lake Wobegonians would call them “reruns”) from Minnesota Public Radio.

4-5 p.m. All Things Considered

5-6 p.m. Monitoradio Monty Haas hosts the weekly news magazine of The Christian Science Monitor.

6-7 p.m. Sldran on Record Ben Sidran discusses music and new releases with the nation’s top jazz artists.

7-8 p.m. Marian McParUandfc Piano Jazz joining Marian this month for conversation and duets are pianists John Dankworth (7/3), Dick Katz (7/10), Sharon Freeman (7/17), Joe Bushkin (7/24), and Nellie Lutcher (7/31).

8-11 p.m. BMT Jazz Ira Bernstein, Duane Martin, and Bruce Tater present classic and contemporary jazz.

11 p.m.-12 a.m. 4-Queens Jazz Night From Las Vegas Some of the country’s top jazz performers are presented in recorded appearances.

Joan of Art

Joan Davidow has painted murals at an Israeli air base in the Negev, She’s been an American Airlines mystery flyer, keeping tabs on flight personnel to make sure paying travelers got their money’s worth. (She never turned in a bad report.) She’s a former modeling instructor, and an author.

And since 1984, Joan Davidow has talked about what she loves more than anything-art -as 90.1’s art critic. Her reports, which can be heard at 5:50 and 7:40 a.m. Mondays on Morning Edition, take listeners into the galleries, studios and museums of North Texas. It’s been a four-year journey that Davidow has carefully planned, gradually shifting her attention from the mega-events that are heralded in ail the media to smaller happenings that may, in her view, hold more importance in the current progress of art.

“I’ve been moving away from what I call institutional art events,” she says, “and changing my focus to what’s going on with Raise a Racquet

On July 8-10 the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, Dallas at Las Colinas, will host the fourth annual Four Seasons/KERA Tennis Classic. This year’s event, benefiting KERA, offers a weekend of tough competition, great food, and many festivities. From the Friday evening kick-off party to the Casino and Silent Auction on Saturday evening and brunch on Sunday, the weekend is packed with fun and entertainment.

KERA board member Jean Hoffman, now in her second year as tournament chairman, has been instrumental in planning the event. With her expertise and guidance, the 1987 Tennis Classic was a record success, and this year’s tournament is destined to be even better.

Team sponsors for the event include Dr Pepper, American Airlines, Goodson Acura, AMF-Head Racquet Sports, Temtex Industries Inc., Bank of Las Colinas, Luke’s/First Republic Bank, and Ralph and Kacoo’s. The Irving Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Quaker Oats, and Levenson, Levenson, and Hill are sponsors of the benefit.

Come out and raise a racquet, on or off the court, and support public television. For more information, call Allison Kanagy at (214) 871-1390 or (metro) 263-3151.

our working artists. The big names of the art world get attention anyway, but the artist working alone in his or her studio needs a forum. That’s what I try to provide.

“Morning Edition, and 90.1 in general, has a very ’aware’ audience, and many of the listeners are what I would call ’art-aware’ as well. But many are not, and I’ve spent the past few years doing what I could to plant seeds of understanding. That’s done now, and the focus is moving toward the edge of contemporary art.”

Talking to Davidow, one gets the impression that she is a genuine fan, a lover of art and artists. That’s the correct impression, but she is not a cheerleader for what she considers bad art. She just doesn’t talk about it.

“I love art so much that if I really feel critical about something, I simply don’t cover it. I don’t want to spend my time on the air being negative when there’s so much exciting art out there to be seen.”

Davidow, who earned her masters of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Florida in 1981, is one of those rare people who has known since childhood what got her adrenaline pumping, and she has never wandered far from that field.

“Drawing is my first love, so in my reviews I just talk about what I’ve been interested in since I was a little girl. My job, as I see it, is to make art reporting visual, so that people can actually see it when they hear me.

“If I can do that, if I can help make attainable something that can seem intimidating, and if I can pass along my excitement about art, I’ll be doing my job.”

A Flute Festival

this past spring, more than 600 of the state’s aspiring and accomplished flutists gathered in Dallas for the eleventh annual Flute Festival of the Texas Flute Society. Young and old, they played alone and in ensembles; they competed with one another for recognition and scholarships; and they learned more about their instrument and their art from Bonita Boyd, professor of flute at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

The cream of the participants returned to North Texas in June for an honors recital at Ed Landreth Auditorium in Fort Worth. That recital, a celebration of the ancient woodwind and its delicate sound, was recorded by 90.1 and will air Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m.

It’s a flute-lover’s dream: fifteen flutists in peak form playing the solo literature that has come to be associated with flute festivals and competitions. The recitalists worked their magic on Mozart, a mainstay, as well as Karl Nielson, Jacques Ibert, and other nineteenth-century French composers.

David and Nancy Lamb produced 90.1’s Texas Flute Festival special; Nancy Lamb is host.

Pick 90.1 for ’Guitarjam’

What do a flamenco guitarist playing in a sixteenth-century Spanish courtyard and a lutenist playing Bach in a German rococo palace have in common? Or, an electric jazz guitarist and a fifteenth-century oud player? These and other seldom-asked questions will be examined in the new five-part series Guitarjam, premiering this month on 90.1.

The series, airing Mondays at 1 p.m. beginning July 11, will contain an eclectic blend of Brazilian, Spanish, Renaissance, and Baroque music, as well as blues, folk, rock, and jazz. Guitarjam is developed under the direction of world-class guitarist Sharon Isbin. Winner of three top prizes in the world’s most prestigious guitar competitions, Isbin directed Carnegie Hall’s first Guitarstream International Festival and currently directs the Ordway Music Theater’s annual Guitarfest.

In the first program, Journey Though Brazil, Isbin and Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima team up with Amazon percussionist Thiago de Mello, who performs Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “O Boto” on an assortment of instruments. The music reaches back into the primordial origins of consciousness to produce a magnificent primitive sound.

The following week’s program, Spain and Gypsy, is an extraordinary virtuosic fusion of musical styles and cultures. To kick off the session, the Sephardic trio Alhambra performs songs from fifteenth-century Spain, then flamenco guitarist Paco Pena improvises with Alhambra’s oud (Persian lute) player George Mgrdichian. This rousing program concludes with an appearance by flamenco singer El Chaparro and violinst Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

On July 25, Paul O’Dette carries audiences back to an ancient Venetian court with the delicate strains of his Renaissance lute, and baroque guitarist Michael Lorimer performs eighteenth-century blues. This program also includes a discussion between keyboard artist Rosalyn Turek and Isbin on the complexities and difficulty of transcribing music for guitar.

Guitarjam captures the stylistic diversity and unity of the guitar world. Next month, the last two programs feature folksinger Odetta, guitarist Doc Watson, mezzo-soprano Jean Redpath, Cynthia Saver’s Crazy Rhythm Trio, Joe Pass, Larry Coryell, and singer Janet Lawson.

Tunes at Noon

Throughout July, 90.1 will continue to sponsor “Noonfest,” a series of free concerts every Wednesday at noon in downtown Dallas. The hour-long concerts, which are emceed by various members of 90.1’s on-air and management staff, will take place in the plaza of Trammell Crow Center through July 27, then resume September 7 in the plaza of the newly opened Texas Commerce Tower.

The Texas Baroque Ensemble, performing authentic seventeenth- and eighthteenth-century music on instruments of the same period, will be featured on July 6 along with KERA’s Maria Crockett as emcee. On July 13, 90.1’s music director Craig Allen will introduce Cafe Noir, a quartet of classically trained musicians whose specialty is French jazz of the ’30s and ’40s. The Caribbean-flavored Panhandlers Band will entertain downtown audiences on July 20, and acoustic instrumentalists Travis and Alexander will round out the month on July 27. 90.1 announcer Chris Douridas will introduce the Panhandlers Band, and program director Michael Nitka will emcee the Travis and Alexander concert.

Trammell Crow Center is located on Ross between Olive and Harwood Streets.