It’s Time to “Roc the Day” for Jazz90.1


rocthedayAttention Jazz90.1 listeners – it’s time to ROC the Day! On December 1st, you can donate to Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. through the ROC The Day campaign, and support Jazz90.1 with a tax-deductible donation. ROC The Day is a one-day giving event allowing community members to make an end of year gift to help their philanthropic passions. Donations can be made between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on December 1st by visiting the Roc the Day website. Proceeds made by Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. benefit Jazz90.1. Help “ROC” jazz radio in Rochester. If you donate at the $75.00 level, you’ll receive a special Jazz90.1 holiday ornament. Donate at the $90.10 level, and you’ll also receive the Jazz90.1 Enhanced MemberCard – all as a way for us to say thank you! Be sure to designate your donation to Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. on December 1st. Thank you for your support.

Win a Stocking Full of Jazz CDs from Jazz90.1

Jazz90.1 Stocking Stuffer GiveawayNow through December 20th, you can register to win a stocking full of great jazz CDs as part of the Jazz90.1 stocking stuffer giveaway! All you have to do is e-mail with your name, address, phone number and why you think Santa should bring YOU this wonderful gift – and you could win! Don’t have access to e-mail? Simply send a postcard to Jazz90.1 – 1139 Maiden Lane – Rochester, NY 14615 with your information, and you will be entered! The winner will be announced during Rob Linton’s Christmas Eve Celebration – Thursday December 24th at 9 p.m. You can only win the Jazz90.1 stocking stuffer giveaway if you have not won any other contest or giveaway within the past 30 days. Complete contest rules are available by calling (585) 966-2660. Happy Holidays from Jazz90.1.

“La Nueva Era In the Morning” Coming to Jazz90.1

Adrian FrancoJazz90.1 (WGMC-FM) is pleased to announce the addition of a new Spanish language program titled “La Nueva Era In the Morning” to its lineup beginning December 5. The new program, hosted by Adrian Franco will air each Saturday from 6-10 a.m. This new program will add to the stations already diverse ethnic lineup, including programs broadcast in German and Lithuanian, as well as the already popular lineup of jazz and blues shows. “Rochester’s Latino population has long been musically underserved on the radio, having no steady Spanish programming to enjoy,” said Station Manager Rob Linton. “Jazz90.1 continues to provide not only great jazz and blues music for our listeners, but we also devote more time to Spanish and other ethnic programming than any other radio station in Rochester.” La Nueva Era In the Morning will be in addition to the Friday and Saturday evening program La Nueva Era, which targets Rochester’s younger Latino population. The new program will focus on classic Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and more. (more…)

Karl Stabnau Quar. Featured in December Concert

Karl StabnauThe Karl Stabnau Quartet will be featured next as part of our live studio concert series on Wednesday December 9th. Award winning, jazz baritone saxophonist Karl Stabnau is hailed as a highly versatile and valuable musician…well versed in the tradition and future of the music. Karl and his quartet will present a special holiday concert just for you live on Jazz90.1 and online at 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.

Jazz90.1 Presents 24 Hour Sinatra Marathon

Frank SinatraJazz90.1 (WGMC-FM) will present a special 24 hour musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra titled “Sinatra – 100 Very Good Years” on Friday December 11. This program is in tribute to Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on December 11, Otto Bruno will host the musical marathon featuring music by the famed singer, ending that evening at midnight. Otto will play music from Sinatra’s entire career, highlighting the film actor and singer and celebrating his centennial. (more…)

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.

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 Polka Bandstand. We also feature the Lithuanian-language program Dainos Aidas; The German Radio Program; and Esencia Latina, a four-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.)

It’s 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 underwriter, call (585) 966-2660.

The WGMC-FM transmitting facilities are located in Greece, New York. For a coverage map, including “fringe” reception areas, click here.

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