Do you have a special person in your life, but can’t quite figure out what to get them for Valentine’s Day? Jazz90.1 has the answer! You can win the Jazz90.1 ultimate Valentine’s Day giveaway including an overnight stay for two at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, dinner for two at Ox and Stone, tickets to see GEVA Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors on Valentine’s Day, chocolates from Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, a bottle of wine and glasses, a dozen roses from Sam’s Club, and more. All you have to do to enter is e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you think your sweetheart deserves this great gift. Replies must be received by midnight on February 8th, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday February 11th at 5:00 p.m. Official WGMC contest rules apply. Good luck! **Overnight stay and dinner may be used within one year of receipt. GEVA tickets must be used for the 4 p.m. performance on 2/14/15. All prizes must be picked up by 5 p.m. on 2/13/15 from the Jazz90.1 main office.**
Rochester broadcasting veteran Bill Ardis will return to the airwaves in Rochester February 4th at 11 p.m. with a new program called “Bill Ardis, Lately” on Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM. This weekly one-hour program will feature the best in jazz and blues past and present every Wednesday night from 11 p.m. until midnight. Bill Ardis, a Texas native, began his radio career in Austin and eventually arrived in Rochester as the host of the popular “Ardis Against the Night” program on 1180 WHAM, and then on 96.5 WCMF-FM. After leaving broadcasting for a time, Bill kept his passion for music and radio going with his website ArdisRadio.net – the Internet home for his hour-long audio webcasts “Spiritualocity Radio” and his blog “Word.” “We are so very excited to have Bill back on the air in Rochester, and on his new radio home at Jazz90.1. Bill brings with him a wealth of jazz knowledge, true passion and creativity with his program,” said Jazz90.1 Station Manager Rob Linton. Jazz90.1 is one of the last 24/7/365 jazz stations in the country. The radio station is owned by The Greece Central School District; however, it raises all operating funds annually through member and business donations.
Jazz90.1 (WGMC-FM) is once again proud to salute influential African-American jazz musicians during the month of February. In celebration of Black History Month, Jazz90.1 FM will honor a different African-American jazz musician Monday through Friday during the month of February. A biographical vignette will be broadcast four times each day Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. 12:30, 4:30, and 8:30 p.m. Vignettes will also be repeated during weekend programming. Each vignette will be followed by a selection of that artist’s music. Jazz90.1 program hosts will remind listeners who will be featured that day, and also the time of the next vignette. The artists selected represent a variety of instruments, ages, and levels of achievement, but each has a story to tell and each has contributed significantly to the growth and enhancement of jazz music. Jazz90.1 hopes listeners will take this opportunity to learn more about and recognize the significant contributions of individual African-American jazz musicians. For more information, and the full schedule, click “more.”
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Music Makers Band will perform a live concert on Wednesday February 4th from 7-8 p.m. The Music Makers Band performs all types of music in a variety of styles – jazz, swing, rock, and disco, just to name a few. Founded by Eastman School of Music alumnus and United States Army band veteran Richard (“Dick”) Otto in 1993, the group is in its 19th succesful year of operation The concert will be broadcast live on Jazz90.1 and online at www.jazz901.org.This Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.
Just in time for their appearance Valentine’s weekend with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazz90.1 will present a great one hour special featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – titled “That’s It!” Preservation Hall was established in 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to preserve, perpetuate, and protect one of America’s truest art forms –traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, a record label, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues their mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. For over 50 years, Preservation Hall Jazz Band had brought to life the sounds of New Orleans. Some of the original members hailed from the beginning of Jazz itself. The music that Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays has been passed down through the generations. They have written their first ever album of original material that both respects their traditions and takes them into the future. Tune in Thursday February 12th at 8 p.m. to Jazz90.1 for this one hour special that puts the spotlight on these keepers of the flame!
The Jazz90.1 spring membership campaign begins on Monday March 9th, and we must raise $50,000 to keep the great jazz, blues and specialty programs on the air. There are many great thank you gifts offered like the enhanced MemberCard, CD’s, DVD’s, Jazz90.1 clothing and more. Remember, Jazz90.1 is supported by our listeners that become members. Please keep in mind how great it is to have the choice of a full time local jazz station on your radio as well as online. When you renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1, you make sure that choice continues to be there. Please help keep the jazz going on Jazz90.1 by calling — 966-JAZZ, 966-5299 or toll-free 1-800 -790-0415 now, or during our pledge drive. You can also pledge online by clicking here. Thank you for supporting one of the nation’s last 24/7/365 jazz radio stations.
You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 open house and party on Friday March 13th from 5-7 p.m. Come enjoy live jazz by the Bill Tiberio Trio, and tour the Jazz90.1 studios. Enjoy refreshments and great conversations with our on air DJ’s and other Jazz90.1 listeners. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a member of Jazz90.1. If you pledge your financial support at the open house, you’ll receive a special bonus thank you gift! Some of the other great gifts will be available for you to take home as an instant thank you for your support. That’s the Jazz90.1 open house and party – Friday March 13th from 5-7 p.m. at Greece Olympia High School – 1139 Maiden Lane in Greece. Look for the signs in the front parking lot – and we’ll see you then, right here at Jazz90.1!
Are you a wiz with Word? An expert at Excel? Are you overly organized with some time to spare? Jazz90.1 needs your help. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various clerical duties a few hours each week. The ideal volunteer would be available weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – which makes this a perfect opportunity for retirees or those looking for something rewarding to do with their spare time. Interested? Please e-mail Jazz90.1 Station Manager Rob Linton at email@example.com for details.
Community Spotlight: (w/o) The Greece Rotary Club is presenting their annual Italian Festa Ziti Dinner on Sunday February 8th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Diplomat Party House in Rochester. Tickets are $8.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children 5 and under and can be purchased in advance, or at the door. For more information, you may visit their website.
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the release of our new app for iPhone and Android devices. This new and improved smart phone app allows users to stay connected with Jazz90.1 on the go right from their mobile device. New enhancements include jazz entertainment news, improved DJ Bios, our program schedule, a donation page, online store and access to our real time club calendar. We’re also excited to add previous Sound Bytes episodes that you can listen to right from the app. You can also check out Jazz90.1 event photos as well as our Twitter, YouTube and Instagram feeds. Find the new and improved app available for free in the iTunes App Store, and Android Marketplace. If you previously downloaded our iPhone app, all you need to do is update! Find direct links to our apps at the bottom of the main page of our website. You can send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.