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.

Ways to Connect

This week, the Morning Classical program is previewing the upcoming Couer d'Alene Opera and Spokane Symphony co-production of "Carmen." This morning, Verne spoke with director, Jadd Davis and singers Jennifer Welch Babidge (Micaela, a village maiden), and Matt Hanscom (Escamillo). 

For more information about the show, and purchase tickets, please visit The Spokane Symphony website.

Rhiannon McGavin is in town to perform a reading of her poetry, along with local poet, Afaria Scott, at Auntie's Bookstore on Saturday evening. 

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Verne interviews guests from Ignite Theater's production of Ripcord. Includes Jim Brown, Director, Kathie Doyle Lipe as "Marilyn", Jean Hardie as "Abbey" and Mitchell Gainor as "Scotty". 

Chris Howell: Astronomy Lesson  (poem)

Kate Lebo: The Loud-Proof Room (essay)

Maya Jewell Zeller: Five Short Poems

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