Verne Windham

Music 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.

Ways to Connect

Featuring local authors who are participating in this year's Get Lit! Festival. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Get Lit!, Spokane's annual literary festival. The festival takes place April 23rd - 29th at venues around Spokane. Full festival schedule at getlitfestival.org

This episode features a short story by Jess Walter.

Spokane Public Radio

Verne interviews some cast and crew of "Children of Eden" (Stephen Schwartz, composer). The production opens this Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the KROC center in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

Children of Eden is described as "A joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business". 

More information available at Aspire Community Theatre's website.

Spokane Public Radio

Jeff Vom Saal, Spokane Symphony Executive Director speaks with Verne about the production of West Side Story at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox this weekend, Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 8:00 PM and Saturday, April 21st at 8:00 PM. 

This weekend's production is is a collaborative effort of Spokane Civic Theatre and Spokane Symphony. More information is available at Spokane Symphony's website

Featuring local authors who are participating in this year's Get Lit! Festival. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Get Lit!, Spokane's annual literary festival. The festival takes place April 23rd - 29th at venues around Spokane. Full festival schedule at getlitfestival.org

This episode features readings by Aileen Keown Vaux, Leyna Krow, Fitz Fitzpatrick, and Brooke Matson.

Soprano, Madeline McNeill will perform in recital this Friday evening, along with Emily Willett and Deanna Joy, also Sopranos, and accompanied by Janet Dodd, Pianist, and Caroline Bickford, Cellist.

This morning, Madeline spoke with Verne in the studio, and performed a preview of her program.

The Recital will take place at the Steinway Gallery, 13418 E Nora in Spokane Valley, and is free and open to the Public

Pages