Tickets are on sale now for the annual Jazz90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art, presented by Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. This event is a gala fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM and will take place Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Artisan Works – located at 565 Blossom Road in Rochester. There will be wine and beer tasting, live jazz by The White Hots w/Tina Albright, great food and a silent auction. All proceeds from an Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art 2016 will benefit member supported Jazz90.1, one of the last full time jazz radio stations in the country. The station is owned by the Greece Central School District; however, it must raise all operating funds annually through member and business donations, as well as special events. (more…)
At Jazz90.1, we have worked very hard to develop what we believe is one of the best jazz radio station’s 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.
Russell Scarbrough’s SOUL-JAZZ Big Band will perform live on on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday October 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. Russell Scarbrough’s compelling, visceral works reflect a diverse array of musical resources, drawing inspiration from both the jazz tradition and from contemporary classical music. His music is filled with stimulating themes, and brims with rich contrasts and unpredictable rhythmic energy. A four-time ASCAP Plus Award recipient, Scarbrough’s works are regularly performed by jazz ensembles, orchestras, and chamber groups internationally, and he makes frequent appearances as an educator, a conductor, and a performer. 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.
The Jazz90.1 fall membership campaign begins October 10. 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.
You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 open house and party on Friday October 14 from 5-7 p.m. Come enjoy live jazz by The Bob Sneider Trio and tour the Jazz90.1 studios. Enjoy refreshments and meet Jazz90.1 staff and DJ’s. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1 during our fall pledge drive. If you pledge your financial support at the party, 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 October 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Greece Olympia 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 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.
Do you enjoy listening to Jazz90.1? Ever wonder about a song we played, but didn’t hear the host announce the song information? Now you can follow our live playlist on Twitter, for up to the minute song information including artist and album name. Follow @901JazzPlayList on Twitter, and you’ll see all of the song information displayed for you in real time including our daytime, evening, overnight and weekend programs. You can also see our archived playlists dating back many years by clicking here. While you’re at it, also follow Jazz90.1 on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram and SnapChat.
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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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.