Win the Jazz90.1 Ultimate Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Jazz90.1 Ultimate Valentine's Day Giveaway!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 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.**

Radio Veteran Bill Ardis Comes to Jazz90.1

ardisRochester 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 – 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 Celebrates Black History Month

JaBilly Holidayzz90.1 (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.”

Music Makers Band Featured in February Concert

MMBandJazz90.1 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 Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.

You’re Invited to the Jazz90.1 Open House and Party!

tiberioYou 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!

Jazz90.1 Seeks Clerical Volunteers


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 for details.

Greece Rotary Presents Ziti Dinner

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 Releases New Mobile Apps

App3Jazz90.1 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

Tickets on Sale April 6th for Jazz90.1 Cruises

colinial belleAlexaVinceJazz90.1 is pleased to announce the return of our popular jazz cruises in 2015 aboard the historic Colonial Belle in Fairport. Next season, the cruises will take place on Monday May 18th, June 8th, July 13th and August 17th. The cruises provide a two hour boat ride along the historic Erie Canal including live jazz, food and a cash bar on board. Tickets for the cruises are $27.00 each, and will go on sale Monday April 6th. Jazz90.1 will again offer our “cruise pack” which includes one pair of tickets to EACH cruise for $195.00 – a savings of $21.00. Cruises in 2013 and 2014 sold out within weeks, and we anticipate a complete sell out of these as well. Entertainment on board includes The Alexa Tarantino Trio on May 18th, Smugtown Stompers on June 8th, Vince Ercolamento Trio on July 13th and the Bill Tiberio Group on August 17th.We look forward to welcoming you on board the Jazz90.1 jazz cruises in 2015!

Our Mission

At Jazz90.1, we believe that jazz is a living music. That’s why half our broadcast hours are focused on current artists who are committed to moving the music forward. Jazz90.1 plays more new music than any radio station in the U.S. On the flip side, we also play a heaping portion of the classics, names like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and many more. When you listen to Jazz90.1, you get the best new jazz, and the best jazz of all time.