Classical 91.5

Our Fall Membership Campaign is a necessary and important part of keeping WXXI strong

If you're a Classical 91.5 listener, an WRUR-FM fan, or an NPR news junkie - then you know that we are in the final days of our Fall Membership Campaign. While it may not be your favor

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WXXI Loses a Good Friend

WXXI, the community and classical music recently lost a good friend.  On Sunday, March 9, retired Classical 91.5 host Mordecai Lipshutz passed away at the age of 64 following a long illness.
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A Year for Radio Anniversaries

2014 marks a very special year for WXXI as Classical 91.5 celebrates its 40th anniversary and AM 1370 turns 30. You may have been among the visionary group of WXXI friends who helped to start these stations. Thank you for your continued support of our radio services that have expanded greatly in the past 40 years.

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Non-complacencies of the peignoir

At least once a day someone asks me, “What time DO you get up?”
 
Good question.  The answer is 4:00 a.m. 

Public Radio Music Month

As April is upon us and it brings with it more than just the first hint of spring. April is also Public Radio Music Month  — a national campaign to help raise the visibility of the diverse music that can only be found on public radio. We are fortunate in our community to have two such stations: Classical 91.5 and WRUR 88.5.

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Neither snow, nor sleet, nor dark of night!

My sincere thanks go to public radio listeners who took the step to become public radio members last week! Whether it is the trusted news that AM 1370 provides, the soaring sounds from Rochester's only classical station on Classical 91.5, or the local and thoughtfully different music on WRUR and WITH — you affirmed the value that the WXXI family of radio services provides this community.

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Looking for a new carol

The order forms offering music for the year-end festivities begin crossing my desk in September.  All lovely, pretty stuff.  All pretty much the same as last year.  And then we have a banner year, and newly minted magic fills the airwaves.  So here's a short list of holiday CD's I found this year--some with a new take on old pieces, and some with something entirely new. 

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Alec Baldwin as host of New York Philharmonic

Every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 broadcasts concerts from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. 

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Pontin wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Retired WXXI Classical 91.5  Sunshine Show host Simon Pontin (seen here with wife Christy Simons) was awarded the Lifetime Achievement AwardPontinPontin by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester at their 26th Annual Arts Award Luncheon today.  Lifetime Achievement AwardLifetime Achievement Award

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Naz students give feedback on listening to Classical 91.5

WXXI-FM host Brenda Tremblay, Program Director Ruth Phinney with Nazareth freshmanWXXI-FM host Brenda Tremblay, Program Director Ruth Phinney with Nazareth freshman

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