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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 http://abilene.showare.com/

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. 

Get the inside scoop on the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with Democrat and Chronicle music critic Jeff Spevak.

Every morning during the festival, Spevak will be joining Scott Regan on “Open Tunings” to run down the day’s best bets and the most intriguing artists. He’ll also throw in performance reviews and a few tips to make your trip to the festival a lot more fun. Listen to “Open Tunings” every morning at 10:30 on WRUR-FM 88.5 and look for Spevak at the D&C Digital Jazz Club, open in the festival merchandise tent every evening.

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.

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.