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.

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Verne interviews Pierre-Alain Chevalier, guest conductor with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony. Concerts take place tonight, January 19th, 2018 and January 20th, 2018. 

More information available at Coeur d'Alene Symphony website

Spokane poet Chris Cook reads his poem "Goodnight Fred" from his collection Damn Good Cookie, Available at Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane's own, independent bookstore. 

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Heather Parker visits the SPR studio today in anticipation of her recital at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane on Saturday January, 20th, 2018. 

More information available on SPR Community Calendar.

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Today Verne interviews Troy Nickerson, director and two cast members of Spokane Civic Theatre's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Studio guest Mary Starkey plays Martha and Jamie Flanery performs as George. 

Performances take place from January 19th - February 11th.

Thursday - Saturday: 7:30 PM 

Sunday: 2:00 PM

More information available at SPR's Community Arts Calendar

On Monday morning, Cellist Brady Anderson and Pianist Jasmine Nagano performed a reprise of their Winter Recital.

Their Live from the Studio performance included:

Five Pieces for Cello and Piano by Amy Beach

I. La Captive

II. Berceuse

IV. Dreaming

Song without Words, OP 109 by Felix Mendelssohn

II. Adagio affettuoso

Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op 99 by Johannes Brahms


Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla