WCPE, The Classical Station, is a non-commercial, independent, listener-supported station dedicated to excellence in classical music broadcasting. Located in central North Carolina in Wake Forest, WCPE serves the Piedmont area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, with 100,000 watts of power on 89.7 FM. We are heard in the North Carolina Sandhills, coastal areas, and parts of southern Virginia on eleven remote FM transmitters. We serve the rest of the world online, on our apps, on streaming services, on cable systems, and on affiliate radio stations. For listeners seeking Great Classical Music, our selection and presentation make us the radio station of choice, 24 hours per day, every day.
The Classical Station has adhered to one philosophy since 1982: to deliver the finest classical music programming and the highest quality broadcast signal around the clock. With the spread of online listening on our apps and via streaming services, that commitment now embraces a global audience.
We believe that The Classical Station enhances the cultural climate of our listening areas. Studies citing the high quality of life in the area consistently name The Classical Station as a factor.
When one combines the dedication of its committed volunteers and staff, the financial support of its loyal listeners, and grants from caring businesses and foundations, it adds up to a remarkable example of community involvement, partnership, and enrichment that will continue to benefit or listening areas for years to come.