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Our transmitter needs to have its main power output tube replaced, and this weekend, WRUR will be operating from a backup transmitter while this process is occurring. Starting early Saturday morning, WRUR will be operating at reduced power, which will reduce its coverage area until the main transmitter is restored to full power. This is expected to be done by late Sunday afternoon, with a full restoration of 100% power by Monday morning, Our online stream at wrur.org will not be impacted. We apologize for this inconvenience, as we ensure more reliable transmitter operation of WRUR. 

This week: we're heading to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee for a live broadcast with Amos Lee, Jenny Lewis, and Nate Bargatze.

Join us on the radio, Saturday at 6pm .

 NPR Music is at it again with a call for unsigned musicians of all genres: Show us why you should perform in NPR Music's iconic Tiny Desk concert series by submitting an original video of you or your band playing behind a desk of your choosing. The winner of the Contest will secure a spot at the legendary performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music, fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

This week, we close out our fall run in Saint Paul with a broadcast from the famed Fitzgerald Theater. Bassist, singer, and composer Esperanza Spalding 

brings her genre-bending band to the Fitz stage for a few tunes sure to induce spontaneous dancing up and down Exchange Street, on both banks of the Mississippi River, and across the country; Dawes 

add their road-honed Southern California rock n' roll to help warm up a Minnesota fall that's suddenly turned chilly; and comedian and writer Aparna Nancherla

Catch it again Sunday at Noon on WXXI AM 1370.

Catch it again Sunday at Noon on WXXI AM 1370.

This week: we kick off a new season and a new era as Chris Thile steps to the mic to host a live broadcast from our home base, the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, rock star, and man-about-Nashville Jack White

joins us for a few acoustic tunes. We also welcome Brooklyn's Lake Street Dive 

Join WRUR at Record Archive on Tuesday, September 6th, for a special listening party for Wilco's new album, Schmico. Record Archive has again been chosen to be part of a group of select record stores around the country to preview an up-coming release and provide exclusive prizes to it's customers.To give you an idea, the next closest place to hear this is Scranton, PA! 

  Rick Simpson is taking the night off, and instead of Gumbo Variations, we bring you two sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival: The Violent Femmes followed by Ryan Adams and the Incredible String Dusters. Tune in tonight at 6  PM, only on Different Radio. 

  WRUR will stream WXPN's XPoNential Festival from Philadelphia live this weekend, and you can watch and listen to it live on WRUR.ORG. Click on the VUHAUS Song of the Day link, and you will be able to see the festival all weekend long. Here is the line up:

Artist Line-up and Times.  SATURDAY JULY 23rd
12:00PM ET - Kississippi

12:30PM ET – Ben Arnold
1:05PM ET - Esme Patterson

1:45PM ET - The Revivalists

Jazz Corner for Tuesday June 28th at the Rochester Jazz Festival with Scott Regan and Jeff Spevak.

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