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

Jazz Corner for Monday June 27th at the Rochester Jazz Festival with Scott Regan and Jeff Spevak.

Do to a major maintenance upgrade of our audio system, WRUR will be off the air starting at 10PM Monday evening, June 27th. The outage should last a few hours, with  restoration as soon as it is completed. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Jazz Corner for the first weekend of the Rochester Jazz Festival with Scott Regan and Jeff Spevak.

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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