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 and 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 sub-genres 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:

  • Joëlle VanBuren
  • Lynda Wildman
  • Al Meilutis
  • Alyssa Ney
  • Andy Heinze
  • Charles Benoit
  • Chuck Ingersoll
  • Chris Teal
  • Derrick Lucas
  • Ed Trefzger
  • Freddy Colon
  • Hal Johnson
  • Jan-Mikael Erakare
  • Jenna Weintraub
  • Jann Nyffeler
  • Javier Rivera - Esencia Latina
  • Jeff Harris
  • Jim McGrath
  • Kim Corcoran
  • Mike Kincaid
  • Mike Yaroschuck
  • Otto Bruno
  • Paul Conley
  • Phil Dodd
  • Ray Barrante
  • Ray Serafin
  • Rick Petrie
  • Rip Savage
  • Rob Linton (Station Manager)
  • Sid O'Connor
  • Tabita Torres
  • Tracy Henton-Williams
  • Garret Voorhees
  • 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