Jazz90.1 to Accept Radios for Alzheimer’s Patients

Jazz90.1 and local Miss America Organization contestant Diana Marie Russo are teaming up to provide free radios to local residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The program – Rochester’s Gift of Music – will donate these radios to patients, providing immediate therapeutic relief and enhanced quality of life. Research has shown that Alzheimer’s patients can remember and sing songs even in advanced stages, long after they have stopped recognizing names and faces. Memory care homes often use music as recreation, since it brings patients pleasure. Beyond the entertainment value, there is growing evidence that listening to music can also help stimulate seemingly lost memories and even help maintain some cognitive functioning. Studies have also shown that music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult.
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Jazz90.1 Presents Fall Listener Party!

Jazz90.1 invites you to a party! Join us on Friday October 13 from 5-7 p.m. for live jazz by The Bob Sneider Trio, great refreshments, conversation and tours of the Jazz90.1 studios. While you’re here, you can renew your membership or become a brand new member of Jazz90.1 during our fall pledge drive, which begins on October 9.  If you pledge your financial support at the party, you’ll receive a special bonus thank you gift! The Jazz90.1 Listener Party will be held at our studios – located at Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane in Greece. Admission is free. We hope to see you then!

Fall Pledge Drive Begins on October 9 – Please Donate!

Save the date! The Jazz90.1 fall membership campaign kicks off on Monday October 9, and we’re counting on you to help us keep this great radio station alive. We need to raise $55,000 to stay on track for the year, and donations from listeners like you will certainly help us reach the finish line. As always, we’ve got great thank you gifts available, including CD’s, DVD’s, Jazz90.1 clothing, coffee mugs and more. Don’t forget – if you pledge at the $90.10 level and above, you’ll also receive the enhanced Jazz90.1 MemberCard – good for discounts at dozens of restaurants, wineries and B&B’s throughout the region. Whether it’s a $5.00 pledge, or a $5,000 pledge – every dollar raised helps keep YOUR community jazz radio station on the air. Ready to pledge now? Call 585-966-5299, or click here. Thank YOU for being a jazz messenger, and for supporting Jazz90.1.

Support Jazz90.1 With a Wish List Donation

Like any business, Jazz90.1 spends thousands of dollars per year on equipment and office supplies that keep our station going. In these tough budget times for us, we are always looking for ways to save money, without affecting what you hear on air each day. Now, you can help Jazz90.1 in more ways than just cash contributions. We’re pleased to present the Jazz90.1 “wish list” – which is a list of everyday items we need, but can’t quite afford out of our operating budget. If you can help by donating something off of the list, please e-mail jazzinfo@jazz901.org. If you do donate a product, Jazz90.1 will provide you with a donation letter that you could use for a possible tax deduction. Thank you for your help! CLICK HERE for a current list of our needs. 

Coming To Our Area!

In the mood for some great jazz and blues? Check out some of the acts coming to our area in the next few months. (more…)

Swing & Blues Radio Available on TuneIn App

tunein_logo_2000pxDo you enjoy swing and blues music? Do you have the TuneIn Radio app for your mobile device? Now you can hear both Jazz90.1 AND Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio via the popular mobile app. Don’t forget to also download the free Jazz90.1 app for your iPhone or Android device, allowing you to stay on top of everything happening at Jazz90.1. Take the best in jazz, blues and big band music with you everywhere you go with Member Supported Jazz90.1! For more information, click here.

Jazz90.1 Presents Swing & Blues Radio

Swing&Blues_Logo_Final.inddJazz90.1 Swing and Blues features the best of classic and new blues music all week, as well as big bands and swingin’ singers all weekend long. Programs include the rebroadcast of The Blues Spectrum, Big Road Blues, Sinatra and Company, Big Band Friday, American Standards by the Sea and more. This channel also features tons of great blues and big band music not found anywhere else. Listen to Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues NOW by clicking here, and via our free mobile app. Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues radio is another great service of Member Supported Jazz90.1. Check out the Swing and Blues Radio program schedule.

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Jazz90.1 is YOUR Station!

The great thing about Jazz90.1 is that it’s YOUR station. We’re a community jazz station, supported by thousands of members from Rochester and elsewhere who believe in jazz, and who believe that it should occupy a place of honor on the airwaves. Are you one of those people? Then support Jazz90.1! Click here for more information on becoming a member. If you’d like to become a Jazz90.1 business underwriter, you can call 585.966.2660. No matter how you support us, we hope that we can count on your pledges to keep one of the nation’s last 24/7/365 jazz stations on the air.

Breaking Through Barriers

Jazz90.1 is also an important outlet for music and voices that don’t make it onto commercial radio. Our longest-running show is The Polka Bandstand Show heard every Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon. We also feature the Lithuanian-language Dainos Aidas; The German Radio Program; and La Nueva Era in the Morning, a 4-hour program of Latin music (broadcast in Spanish). You don’t need a plane ticket and passport to expand your horizons…all you need is a radio or computer tuned to Jazz90.1. (Check out our program schedule for more information.)