Busy times for WXXI Radio

I hope you had a chance to listen to the live broadcast of the RPO's Carnegie Hall concert on May 7th. Classical 91.5 was the only place you could have heard it in Rochester and the response has been nothing short of overwhelming — both for the performance and the presentation on WXXI-FM. As a result, we have had many requests for CDs or rebroadcasts of the RPO performance. We're working with the RPO to secure the master tapes from WQXR Public Radio in NYC so that we can fulfill these requests. We'll keep you posted. Until then, you can listen to the performance online on WQXR by clicking here

Also last week, you had the opportunity to follow the story of the Supreme Court decision in the Town of Greece v. Galloway case. In a 5-4 vote, the high court decided that the Town of Greece can continue to hold prayers before the start of town meetings. WXXI's coverage on this local matter gained national attention and the WXXI News Team was front and center on reporting the story and dissecting what it means going forward. The same team also didn't miss a beat on Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy's surprise decision not to run for a second term. Again, WXXI News was quick to pick up the story and helped explain what it meant in the landscape of Rochester and New York State politics.

Largely what this recent activity signified was the value of WXXI public radio in your life and the lives of our community. I hope you consider this as we begin our Spring Radio Pledge Drive this week. It is only through member support that we are able to keep our services strong and dependable -- whether it's an extraordinary cultural event or significant news story. You can always trust WXXI to be the place to turn for both.