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On The World Cafe Friday

Friday March 31, 2017 The Friday, March 31st show features our new host, Talia Schlanger , interviewing David about his behind the scenes experiences as host over the last 25 years, as well as more special live World Cafe performances, and NPR’s Ari Shapiro also interviewing David about some funny moments from his career. Stations are welcome to take this special final show even if you don’t normally air the show Friday.

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WRUR Song of the Day

We had a chance to sit down with Carla Bartow, who won our contest for the design of the WRUR Record Store Day Tote Bag, and we wanted you to meet the artist, too. Remember, you can get your limited edition WRUR Record Store Tote Bag at House of Guitars, Record Archive, Needledrop, Bop Shop Record Exchange and Lakeshore Record Exchange this Saturday, April 16th, while supplies last! #WRURtagyourtote

What was the inspiration behind your winning design for the WRUR tote bag?

WRUR totebag contest winner announced

Mar 15, 2016

We have a ‪#‎WRURtagyourtote‬ winner! Congratulations to Carla Bartow for crushing this winning design. This community is brimming with creative talent, and we received so many fantastic submissions. Thank you so much to all those who entered designs, and shared your great work with us.

  On the heels of the announcement of the national winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, Different Radio – WRUR-FM 88.5 Rochester and WITH-FM 90.5 Ithaca – is proud to announce its top eight regional picks.

Rochester R&B artist Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People were named Different Radio’s Favorite. Other regional finalists were Driftwood, The Blind Spots and Richie & Rosie, followed by Susanna Rose, Meg Williams, Swamp Trotter, and Band of Lovers.

At this point, the history of New Order is mythic.

Show us why you should perform in NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series!

True to its spirit of music discovery, NPR Music is kicking off 2016 with an invite to unsigned artists of all genres: Show us why you should perform in NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The winner will secure a spot at the iconic performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music. 

Holiday music is typically a love-it-or-hate-it sort of thing. I'm a fan — my favorite is Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas — and I even I'll admit that musicians don't have many options for putting a new spin on holiday classics.

Then along came Gaby Moreno and her band.

What movie would be crazy enough to go up against Star Wars?

Bob Dylan's 1965 classic "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" is a dense masterpiece, packed with literary references and serpentine tales about a weary, uncertain life on the road. It makes a fitting score for a newly produced video, which includes rare footage from Dylan's European tour of that year.

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Discover The Sting, WRUR's Online Student Station

The Sting is WRUR’s online station, with programming aimed at the university community. Tune in for music shows by students, live broadcasts of U o f R sporting events & more.