WGMC

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WGMC
WGMC logo
City of license Rochester, NY
Broadcast area Rochester, NY and the surrounding area
Branding Jazz90.1[1]
Slogan Take Jazz Further
Frequency 90.1 MHz
First air date 1975
Format Jazz, Ethnic
ERP 15,000 watts[2]
HAAT 42 metres (138 ft)[2]
Class B1
Callsign meaning W Greece Media Center
Owner Jazz90.1, Inc.; Greece Central School District
Webcast www.jazz901.org/listen/
Website www.jazz901.org

WGMC is a listener-supported station in Rochester, New York, USA, broadcasting on 90.1 MHz FM and streaming on the Internet at www.jazz901.org. On air, the station is identified as "Jazz 90.1" in reference to its FM frequency. WGMC specializes in all styles of jazz, but is also an important outlet for music and voices that do not make it onto commercial radio. WGMC's longest-running show is Polka Bandstand. The Lithuanian-language Dainos Aidas; a Turkish-language show; The Latin Essence, a four-hour program of Latin music broadcast in Spanish; and The German Radio Program also have their home on the station.

The station also hosts a blues show (Muskie's Juke Joint) on Sunday evenings, a soul jazz program (The Soul Jazz Spectrum) on Friday nights, a program of avant-garde jazz (Northstar Sounds) on Tuesday nights, and other specialty shows featuring subgenres of jazz.

On June 6, 2009, WGMC added its first call-in talk show, Sound Bytes, which had previously been broadcast on WHAM and WXXI.

The WGMC studio is located in the Greece Olympia High School media center.

Disc jockeys/online personalities[edit]

WGMC's regular DJs and on-air personalities include:

  • Ray Barrante
  • Charles Benoit
  • Otto Bruno
  • Freddy Colon
  • Paul Conley
  • Kim Corcoran
  • Phil Dodd
  • Jan-Mikael Erakare
  • Jeff Harris
  • Andy Heinze
  • Tracy Henton-Williams
  • Chuck Ingersoll
  • Hal Johnson
  • Mike Kincaid
  • Rob Linton (station manager)
  • Derrick Lucas
  • Jim McGrath
  • Al Meilutis
  • Alyssa Ney
  • Jann Nyffeler
  • Sid O'Connor
  • Rick Petrie
  • Javier Rivera and Esencia Latina
  • Rip Savage
  • Ray Serafin
  • Chris Teal
  • Tabita Torres
  • Ed Trefzger
  • Joëlle VanBuren
  • Garret Voorhees
  • Jenna Weintraub
  • Lynda Wildman
  • Mike Yaroschuck
  • The hosts of Sound Bytes: Nick Francesco, Dave Enright, and Steve Rea.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Jazz90.1". Jazz90.1. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "WGMC-FM Radio Station Information". Radio-Locator. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 

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Coordinates: 43°14′42″N 77°41′35″W / 43.245°N 77.693°W / 43.245; -77.693