Verne Windham

Program Director

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago.  “I came in to complain and they hired me.”  He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week.  When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible.  For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature.  For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.

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Spokane Falls Community College Drama Deparatmetn will presents The Arsonists, a dark comedy by Max Frisch opening May 25, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Spartan Theatre. This morning director Sara Edlin-Marlowe and chorus leaderTamara Schupman joined Verne in the studio to talk about the production which will run Thursdays through Sundays May 25 - June 4. 

On May 11, Pivot Spokane hosted seven storytellers sharing true stories frevolving around secrets in front of a live audience.  Spokane Public Radio is happy to preserve these stories as part of The Bookshelf podcasts.

1. Stories from Lynda Rypien, Ben Faulkner, and Mark Robbins

2. Stories from Christopher Horsethief and Eugene Jablonsky

3. Stories from Liz Rognes and Isaac Grambo

Director, Melody Deatherage and Music Director, Henry McNulty, along with cast members Tami Knoell (Lilli Vanessi/Katharine) and Daniel McKeever (Fred Graham/Petruchio) visited with Verne this morning to introduce Spokane Civic Theatre's upcoming production of Kiss Me Kate

For more information about the show, visit the Spokane Civic Theatre website.

Soprano Heather Parker and pianist Bonnie Robinson joined Verne in the studio this  morning to preview their upcoming recital "A Joyful Noise! Songs of Springtime, Love and Longing".   The concert will be at May 13 at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Spokane and will feature music by Mozart, Grieg, Obradors, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more.

Sandpoint Music Conservatory will present "Two Boy Sopranos in Concert" on Mothers Day, May 14, 2017.  This morning, the two sopranos - Cody Moore and Andrew Lapadat -  and Conservatory Executive Director Karin Wdemeyer, joined Verne in the studio for a mini-recital in anticipation of the upcoming concert. The singers were accompanied by Heidi Moore on flute and Tom Rodda on piano.   The Mothers Day concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on 417 N 4th Avenue in Sandpoint.