40th Anniversary

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On November 1st, Jazz90.1 celebrates 40 years on the air in Rochester. On this page, we will be posting photos, documents, tributes and more. We invite you to stop back often and view our history! If you have old photos from our past, or any special stories to share, please e-mail them to webmaster@jazz901.org.

Photos from Jazz90.1′s early history, including many original student workers at WGMC, as well as staff and community volunteers who had a large part in putting the station on the air in 1973.

Check Out Some Old Press Articles

Work To Begin On WGMC July 20 1972
WGRC takes applications March 1972 Student Newspaper
Student News Paper WGRC Nearing Reality with Bricklaying photo 1972
Stock Sale Goes Well article
Money Major Hurdle for Station WGRC
Athena High Station on air in Fall
Articles on WGRC in the press part 2
Articles on WGMC in the press
You’re On The Air WGMC article

Audio Sound Bites



Jazz90.1 completed a large capital project in 2004, raising tens of thousands of dollars needed to increase its broadcast power from 2,500 watts, to 15,000 watts. This dramatically increased the coverage area in which WGMC-FM could be heard. Listeners and members pledged their financial support during what seemed to be an endless campaign. With their help and support, the dream of increased power became a reality! Here are some photos of the new 15kw transmitter being installed at our transmitter site. (Jazz90.1 Operations Manager Jack Mindy, and former Station Manager Jason Crane pictured)

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Jazz90.1 “flips the switch” to 15,000 watts in early 2004. Pictured left to right at the power increase party, Greece Supervisor John Auberger, former Greece Chamber of Commerce President Carlos Mercado, former Greece Central School District Superintendent Steve Walts and Assemblyman Bill Reilich.