The Jazz90.1 fall membership campaign is now underway. You count on Jazz90.1 each day for great jazz, blues and big band music, and Jazz90.1 is counting on you to renew your membership or to become a brand new member to keep the great music going strong. We’re offering many great thank you gifts including jazz CD’s DVDs, Jazz90.1 clothing and our enhanced MemberCard with discounts to dozens of restaurants and businesses in the Rochester area and beyond. Please be sure to make your pledge of support to keep this great station on the air. Want to pledge now? Call 966-5299 or toll-free 1-800 -790-0415. You can also pledge online by clicking here. Thank you for supporting one of the nation’s last 24/7/365 jazz radio stations.
When you contribute to Jazz90.1 now through Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the $110.00 level and above, you will receive two MemberCards as our way of saying thanks! Usually you’d receive one MemberCard at that giving level. But right now, Jazz90.1 would like to thank you for your generous support by offering two MemberCards for the price of one! Don’t wait another minute, call now to support Jazz90.1 with a contribution of $110.00 or more and you’ll be on your way to enjoying twice the benefits. This is in addition to the other great gifts available at each level. Check out all of the great MemberCard benefits by clicking here.
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce some changes to our Thursday evening lineup. Beginning November 3, Jazz90.1’s Cory Halloran will host every Thursday night from 8-10 p.m., and Jason Taylor will host from 10 p.m. – midnight. Cory has been your Sunday morning jazz host for close to a year, and Jason has recently come aboard as a new Jazz90.1 DJ. Each of these hosts bring their own taste and spin on the music, and will add to the already stellar Jazz Horizons programming heard each evening on Jazz90.1. Jim McGrath will continue to host The Blues Spectrum every Sunday from 7-9 p.m., and he will also host blues programming on Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio.
Mark your calendars – on Friday, Dec. 9, Jazz90.1 is hosting a 100th birthday celebration for some of jazz music’s most beloved artists. Join Otto Bruno from 6 a.m. to midnight as we feature the music of Frank Sinatra and centenarians Harry James, Dinah Shore and Billy May. Last year, Jazz90.1 presented 24-hour Frank Sinatra musical marathon celebrating the singer’s 100th birthday. The event was so well received, Jazz90.1 decided to make it an annual special called “Sinatra – Marathon of the Centennials”. (more…)
Rochester broadcasting veteran Gary Smith will return to the airwaves on Nov. 4, hosting a big band and swing show Fridays from 6-9 p.m. on Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM. This weekly three-hour program is an extension of the already popular Big Band Friday programming which, beginning Nov. 4, will run from noon until 9 p.m. Smith has spent 50 years in broadcasting, mostly in the Rochester market, with stops in Buffalo and Miami as well. Local stations included WVET/WROC radio and TV, WVOR, and WHAM. Gary was a DJ, Music Director, Program Director, Sports Director and traffic reporter, and did baseball play-by-play of the Rochester Red Wings, Section 5 tournament basketball play-by-play as well as Nazareth College basketball, and coverage of The Wegmans Rochester International Golf Tournament, the US Open, the PGA and the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill. (more…)
At Jazz90.1, we have worked very hard to develop what we believe is one of the best jazz radio stations in the country, offering great jazz and blues music as well as quality specialty programs like Sound Bytes, The Polka Bandstand Show, 2 on the Aisle – Broadway at Its Best, Sinatra and Co. and more. Now it’s time for us to step back and take inventory of what we have accomplished and, more importantly, understand what you think we can do to make the station better. Please complete our listener survey by clicking here. If you include your e-mail address in the survey, you’ll be registered for a chance to win dinner for two at Tavern 58 at Gibbs as well as a huge jazz CD prize pack! This survey will only take a few minutes of your time, and will surely help us to better serve you. Thank you for your help, and for supporting Member Supported Jazz90.1.
The Rita Collective will perform live on on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday November 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Rita Collective is a chamber group from Rochester, NY that plays original and world music with a jazz slant. Performances by the Rita Collective include original compositions written for the group’s unusual instrumentation – bass clarinet, marimba, acoustic bass, and percussion – melodies from the Middle-East or Africa, re-invented jazz tunes from one of the masters like Miles, and re-imagined pop tunes from Rage Against the Machine or the Beatles. The Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.
Jazz90.1 seeks volunteer community advisory board (CAB) members to assist us in improving the services that we offer to our listeners and members, and to advise Jazz90.1 management on future projects, fundraising and programming initiatives. The CAB is an advisory body only, and is not authorized to exercise any control over WGMC’s daily management or operations. Volunteers serve a two year term beginning in January, and meet one weeknight every three months at 6:30 p.m. If you’re interested in serving on our community advisory board, please e-mail a letter of interest to Station Manager Rob Linton at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no application form, but the information provided should also include: a resume with the applicant’s name, home and e-mail addresses, daytime contact information; and a letter of interest including a brief description of any volunteer activity and listening experience with Jazz90.1 WGMC, explaining why the applicant is interested in being a member of the community advisory board.
Planning a vacation? Take the great savings you receive with your Jazz90.1 MemberCard with you. Order a TravelCard to enjoy 2-for- 1 benefits while you’re away. Visit MemberCard.com/jazz901 or call (800) 423-7645 to order TravelCards and pay just $6.75 to cover shipping and handling. You can also use the MemberCard Mobile App to take advantage of benefits at your destination. Simply use the access code on your TravelCard with your existing MemberCard account.
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