Jazz90.1 to Launch Blues and Big Band Station this Summer


Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce they will launch a brand new internet radio station beginning this summer. The new stream, “Jazz90.1 Swing & Blues”, will feature 108 hours of classic and new blues music each week from 6 a.m. Monday – 6 p.m. Friday, and big band music all weekend long from 6 p.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday. The new internet station is expected to launch by Aug. 1, streaming live on www.jazz901.org and via its free mobile app for iPhone and Android. The station will include rebroadcast programs already enjoyed on Jazz90.1 FM, such as Sinatra and Co., Dick Robinson’s American Standards by the Sea, Big Band Friday, Blues Spectrum, Big Road Blues and more. Jazz90.1 afternoon host Phil Dodd will oversee the big band programming and Blues Spectrum host Jim McGrath will curate and manage the blues programming on the new internet station.

“This is an exciting time for Jazz90.1,” said Station Manager Rob Linton. “We have been exploring ways to continue to fill the musical voids that we have found on the airwaves and online not only in Rochester, but around the country. Jazz, big band and blues music needs more places where people can enjoy it, and Jazz90.1 is happy to be that home. We look forward to giving our listeners even more entertainment options for their daily enjoyment.”

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 must raise all operating funds annually through member and business donations. For more information on how to become a member, you can visit www.jazz901.org or call 585-966-2660.