Classical music continues every weekday with Norman Gilliland from 11am to 1pm. At Noon every weekday, listen to the The Midday when Norman and Stephanie Elkins play music, interview artists and try to stump the listening audience with the Quiz! You can call in with your quiz answer at 800-442-7106 (in Madison call 263-1236) or send email comments or quiz guesses to: Midday@wpr.org.
Norman Gilliland has degrees in English and Broadcasting. He began hosting classical music broadcasts in the mid-1970s. With few exceptions, he has been on the air each weekday since 1977.
His non-musical productions range from "Back from the Shadows Again: A Firesign Theater Retrospective" to "Children's Pictures at an Exhibition: Art from Chernobyl" and "Beowulf: The Complete Story--A Drama" produced in 2006. Since 1990 he has been the narrator for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's popular summer series, Concerts on the Square. In the fall of 1999, his historical novel "Sand Mansions" was read on WPR's long-running weekday program " Chapter A Day".
Norman also co-produces the weekly WPR program University of the Air with Prof. Emily Auerbach and hosts WPR's popular "Old-Time Radio Night" heard on the Ideas Network on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 8pm-11pm. In his spare time, Norman produces the biographical modules Grace Notes for weekday broadcast.
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