Messages from the President

07/22/2010 - 3:13pm

At WXXI, we strive to develop a healthy and engaged community through our programs and services. One of the ways we measure the success of that mission is through the ardent support of our volunteers who value what we do so much that they give freely of their time. In appreciation of their commitment, we recently had the pleasure of hosting our Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception.

06/14/2010 - 12:19pm

I’ve said many times that education is at the heart of everything we do at WXXI.

05/26/2010 - 3:46pm

Public radio in the Finger Lakes region became significantly stronger this week as WITH-FM went on the air in Ithaca.

04/27/2010 - 10:51am

I recently spoke to the Rochester Rotary Club about what’s happening “behind the scenes” at WXXI – and what the future holds.  I thought you might be interested in some of the highlights: 

04/05/2010 - 4:13pm

If you can believe all the hype about Apple’s new tablet computer, the “iPad,” it’s yet another product ready to “change the world.” Of course, it’s hard to write off Apple. They do come up with world-changing ideas. Whether we have an iPhone or another “smart phone,” we’re all connected in ways that would have been hard to imagine a few short years ago (after all, the iPhone has only been around for three years)!

02/24/2010 - 6:13pm

You will often hear us say during membership campaigns that “we work to earn your trust every day.” It’s a phrase that we do not take lightly. Though we receive your endorsement through your membership gift, we look to validate that support throughout the year. From in-depth news stories to inspiring arts programs to extending our community reach, you can always rely on WXXI to make a positive difference every day.  Some of our latest activities at the station certainly demonstrate that.

01/22/2010 - 12:12pm

Dear Friend,

With the Legislature back in session debating the recently released New York State budget, WXXI’s Center for Public Affairs has been working to bring you the news, analysis and behind-the-scenes details that you’ve come to expect from WXXI.  With reports from Karen DeWitt at our Albany News Bureau, interviews with key legislators by Bob Smith on 1370 Connection, and comprehensive reports from WXXI’s own local news team, you’d be hard pressed to find as extensive and compelling coverage on the topic from any other media source in the region.

01/05/2010 - 11:55am

Dear Friend,

The New Year is a time when many of us make “resolutions.”  If you are looking for ways to start the year off right, let me suggest that you resolve to “Go Public” with WXXI.  Throughout the year, public media will provide you with programming that makes a difference in your life. In fact, we have hit the ground running with events and programming for the new decade!

12/07/2009 - 2:53pm

As I look back on 2009, I am grateful for another productive and eventful year, where WXXI continued to make a positive difference in so many lives in the Greater Rochester area. 

11/13/2009 - 4:54pm

WXXI’s new “Go Public” campaign received a boost when Rochester “went public” by voting WRUR/WXXI as favorite radio station in City Newspaper’s “Best of Rochester 2009” Awards!  If you voted for us, thank you (and thanks to our friends at City, too)!  We were also pleased that our own Scott Regan, host of “Open Tunings” on WRUR 88.5, received a “Critics’ Picks” for “Best Reason to be Late for Work.”  Also, WXXI Honorary Trustee Betty Strasenb