Be sure to tune in on Thanksgiving morning for Open Tunings Thanksgiving with Scott Regan. A tradition on Different Radio.

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Allen Toussaint has died at the age of 77, Spanish authorities have confirmed.The award-winning artist was known for songs like Working In The Colamine, Southern Nights and Fortune Teller. He suffered a heart attack shortly after coming off stage at Madrid's Teatro Lara on Monday night, reported Spanish newspaper El Mundo. He was found in his hotel and resuscitated - but suffered a second heart attack en route to hospital.

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  Over the course of a career that lasted some sixty years, pianist, producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint's music and sound became a hugely influential force for artists working in many different genres. Toussaint died on Monday night in Madrid, at the age of 77. As the news has spread, artists and other luminaries have been pouring out their grief on social media. 

  The full blog and tribute is at NPR MUSIC

This Tuesday, November 3rd, at 8PM, WRUR is premiering two radio dramas written, directed, voice acted, and edited by University of Rochester students.

   First will be John Falls into Another Dimension, a Love-craftian Horror radio drama that follows one man during a series of increasingly unsettling events. The second will be Cops and Robbers, which documents a botched robbery. Both dramas were produced by The Pocket Radio Theater

Thank You For All The Support!

Oct 19, 2015

    Thank you to all of the listeners that called in last week during our successful fall membership campaign! If you missed out, you can still support WRUR with your pledge, by clicking on the Donate button at the top of the page. 

We are in our Fall Membership drive and you can get these great thank you gifts with your pledge of support, the classic WRUR Totebag and the Different Radio Power pack! WRUR members help create great radio with their financial support, contributing most of WRUR's funding. Your tax deductible contribution will help pay for the music, news and information you rely on from WRUR. Support WRUR today using the Donate button above or calling 800-295-9994.

Great Concert from JD McPherson last night!

Sep 2, 2015
Susan Rogers

Thanks to all who turned out to hear JD McPherson last night at the Harro East. Packed house heard an amazing concert, including drummer Jason Smay's son Mickey James play a warm up set, and appear with the band. When he comes back again, put the date on your calendar as a not to be missed date!

WRUR, Abilene, and Record Archive present singer-songwriter and guitarist JD McPherson on Tuesday, September 1 at the Harro East Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at

All Things Considered, NPR’s flagship evening drive-time show, is getting two additional weekday hosts – Ari Sharpiro and Kelly McEvers  and a new weekend host – Michele Martin. Together with current All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish, the expanded host lineup helps NPR keep pace with the way audiences are consuming news in evening drive-time and opens new doors to audience growth.

Join as host David Dye serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country with live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.