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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.

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. 

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

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

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 Coal Mine, 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.

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