The Electric Circus
11:15 am
Sun May 3, 2015

The Electric Circus: Tribute to Liz Michael Tuesday at 6PM

Liz Michael

On Tuesday, May 5, beginning at 6PM, WRUR will pay tribute to Liz Michael, host of The Electric Circus. Liz passed away on April 12, 2015 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Liz had a long, wonderful history with WRUR and WXXI. While attending the University of Rochester, she hosted the first iteration of The Electric Circus, and then The Folk Lunch. After college she worked for WXXI, producing Fascinatin’ Rhythm and arts features, and hosting 1370 Jazz Nite on WXXI-AM.

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St. Vincent Poster
9:50 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Support WRUR with your bid on this great poster!

WRUR/St. Vincent Signed Tour Poster

Different Radio, WRUR, brought St. Vincent to a sold out Water Street Music Hall. She signed a poster for us and you have an opportunity to have this one of kind item in your collection and at the same time, 

  support different radio! The opening bid is $20 for this priceless item! To bid on this great poster and support WRUR, go to the Auction Site.

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Music News
7:19 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Enter the NPR Tiny Desk Contest!

Tiny Desk Contest

Want to play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music? 

  Enter the Tiny Desk Contest by submitting your YouTube video of an original song by January 19 and you could perform at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. The winner also plays the Lagunitas "CouchTrippin' to Austin" showcase in March. For more details, visit the submission page:

Official rules here:

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12:43 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters Live this Sunday!

Robert Plant
Credit Ed Miles courtesy of the Artist

Join NPR Music at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 28, for a live video webcast featuring rock 'n' roll 

  legend Robert Plant and his band. We'll webcast the show from the Nonesuch At BAM music festival in Brooklyn. The former Led Zeppelin singer released a new solo album, titled lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, earlier this month.

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3:59 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Listen to the All Weather Lunch on WITH-FM

The All Weather Lunch can still be heard on WITH-FM, Ithaca, our sister station. You can listen to it on 90.1FM in the southern Finger Lakes area, or online here.

Programming Change
12:14 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Connections with Evan Dawson comes to WRUR starting Monday 9/8 at Noon

Connections with Evan Dawson

WRUR-FM 88.5 will begin airing the daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, beginning Monday, September 8th from 12-2 p.m. Connections is produced by WXXI and is also available on AM 1370(Rochester),WEOS-FM (Geneva), as well as online at, and

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First Listen Special Event
1:22 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

alt-j First Listen Tuesday 9/2 @ 9PM

Credit Gabriel Green

This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23rd, and they're coming to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on Different Radio and NPR Music on September 2nd at 9pm.

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Music News
9:39 am
Mon August 25, 2014

World Cafe, August 25 - 29


It's another interesting and eclectic line-up on World Cafe this week. Tune in daily at 2pm!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Irish musician Hozier's debut single, "Take Me to Church," was an overnight success, and now comes his blues-inspired EP, From Eden.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sharon Van Etten performs live with songs from her lush and deeply personal new record, Are We There.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Station News
10:03 am
Mon August 18, 2014

World Cafe, August 18-22


Here's this week's lineup for World Cafe. You can hear the live performance and conversation every day at 2.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vintage Cafe revisits a 2013 interview with Jim James of My Morning Jacket just after the release of his debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Counting on You is the debut record of London-based soul singer, Christian Gregory.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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