Kate Remington

Music Director, Classical music program host

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kate Remington received a degree in piano performance and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin. Her first radio position was with Wisconsin Public Radio, which included a wildly successful request program on Saturday mornings. She then moved to Chicago to join the fledgling nationally-distributed, Beethoven Satellite Network, originating from WFMT. Then Kate set out for Vermont Public Radio, to become the chief announcer there. In Vermont Kate met her husband, Dick Roberts, and that's where their son, Sam was born.  Kate and her family relocated to Fairfield to join WSHU in December of 2000, and she's been WSHU's Music Director since 2002.

When she's not on the air, Kate can usually be found at a stable in Monroe, CT, where she trains her horse, Tonka, in dressage.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Just what are those toys doing?

Debussy imagines a romance between a toy soldier and some charming puppets in his ballet for children, "The Toy Box."  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Christmas music-making for the Whole Family

American composer Norman Dello Joio wanted to give his kids the same home music experience he had growing up, so he arranged some well-loved carols for his kids to perform as piano duets.  We'll enjoy them this morning.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Could this be Santa's Soundtrack?

This morning we'll enjoy carols performed by Finland's Northern Lights Orchestra, which is based far above the Arctic Circle.  Who knows? They might be Santa's personal orchestra.

David Bouchier
12:54 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

A Taste of Victorian England

An Authentic Victorian Christmas Pudding Recipe

 

From David Bouchier’s grandmother, who was born in 1884 (the 47th year of Queen Victoria’s Reign)

 

From Sunday Matinee : December 21, 2014

Ingredients

Breadcrumbs (5 cups, real and fresh)

Sultanas, currents and raisins (at least 2 or 3 cups of each)

Grated carrot and apple (to keep the pudding moist and dark)

Golden Syrup ( 1 cup)

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Classical Music Highlights
12:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

You'll be glad you're indoors...

Vaughan Williams' captured the vast emptiness and bone-chilling cold of Robert Falcon Scott's expedition  to the South Pole in his film score for "Scott of the Antarctic." He later adapted the score for his Sinfonia Antarctica.  We'll enjoy it tonight. 

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