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A Note from Station Manager Rob Linton

(w/o) Dear Jazz90.1 listeners. This weekend, an article appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle regarding a recent audit performed by the Greece Central School District. As part of this audit, it was determined that Jazz90.1 has a running budget deficit of about $107,000. I’d like to address a few things to ensure our listeners and members understand exactly what this means for us. The D&C reporter did a fairly good job capturing the current situation, however I felt the need to clarify a few points. (more…)

Phil Dodd and Jack Mindy Recognized For Service

The Rochester Media Association recently held their first ever awards banquet at St. John Fisher College. The organization recognized local broadcasters for their dedication, service and contribution to the broadcast and media industry. Jazz90.1′s Phil Dodd and Jack Mindy were honored for their service along side broadcast professionals such as Shari Smith from WHAM 1180, Pauly G from 95.1 The Brew, Christina Domingues from YNN, Tony Boler and Tariq Spence from WDKX, Janet Lomax from News 10 NBC and Ginny Ryan from 13 WHAM. Congratulations to Jack Mindy and Phil Dodd, and the many other honorees.

Trumpeter Abram Wilson Dies at 38

June 12, 2012 – JazzWise Magazine.Com - Trumpeter Abram Wilson died on Saturday 9 June after a two-week battle with cancer. The UK-based musician and educator, who was born and raised in New Orleans, had been touring extensively and had just composed and recorded a new jazz theatre project entitled Philippa, based around the life and times of mixed-race Harlem-born classical pianist, Philippa Schuyler. According to some who saw him at recent performances he was playing at the height of his powers and was brimming with enthusiasm for his new project, which was to be released in September. For the full story, click here.

Jazz90.1 Adds “Roots of Smooth” To Lineup

Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the addition of “Roots of Smooth” to its lineup, Wednesday nights at midnight. Each week, The Roots of Smooth provides a place for various music genres to co-exist on the same program and to be heard in a context that connects these genres in relation to a particular featured artist. The commentary offered by the musicians often reaches beyond the music and addresses their own unique and individual humanity, creating a lens that at times examines their lives in intimate ways that you wouldn’t find in a music composition. It is my hope and belief in hearing their stories you will be drawn closer to the music by perhaps seeing yourself through their creative lenses. Hear Roots of Smooth every Wednesday night at midnight only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Jazz90.1 Adds Features to iPhone and Droid Apps

Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the addition of some great features on our iPhone and Android app! Now you can browse even more photos of station events, see videos from Jazz90.1, check out the latest Jazz90.1 news and headlines, view and save upcoming Jazz90.1 events to your calendar, seen a real time Facebook fan page ticker, view a real time Jazz90.1 playlist, and even download past Sound Bytes radio shows. These changes are in addition to the cool features already included with the app, like our DJ bios section, program schedule, contact and donation pages, and ability to listen to Jazz90.1 streaming live from your device. The best news of all – the Jazz90.1 app for iPhone and Android is FREE from the iTunes app store, and Android Marketplace!