The Radio page 1 provides information and discussion about Buffalo and Rochester region radio stations and radio broadcasting.


FM Stations by FM Frequency - click on STATION ID for their BufWiki listing



AM Stations by AM Frequency - click on STATION ID for their BufWiki listing



  • Amateur Radio - Popular local repeaters include ...
  • NOAA All-Hazards Radio - The National Weather Service operates two continuous broadcasts of weather-related programming for greater Buffalo ...
  • Other frequencies


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  • WRUR (88.5 FM) (WRUR website and WXXI WRUR webpage) - WXXI and the University of Rochester join forces to provide NPR news and eclectic music programming. AAA music format with specialty shows. Open Tunings Monday-Friday 9AM-Noon, and Saturdays 10AM to noon is hosted by Scott Regan.

  • WITR (89.7 FM) (website) - Campus radio from the Rochester Institute of Technology. The station features an eclectic mix of modern, independent, alternative music in addition to more than a dozen specialty shows that focus on specific genres of music. Home of the slowFlow Show with jaythreeoh every weekday morning from 9AM - 12PM.

  • WGMC (90.1 FM) (website) - Listener supported jazz radio. The station, known as Jazz 90.1, is one of a handful of stations in the U.S broadcasting an almost complete array of jazz programming each day. A public radio station, Jazz 90.1 focuses on living artists, with more than half of the music played by contemporary, currently-recording artists. The station also offers a variety of specialty programs, including "Polka Bandstand," "Muskie's Juke Joint" (blues), the Soul Jazz Spectrum (groove and Hammond organ), Northstar Sounds (avant garde), The Latin Essence, The Smart Set (swing and modern swing), and "The German Program."

  • WJSL (90.3 FM) (WXXI WJSL webpage - WXXI parallel classical music and NPR programming in Houghton, NY in Allegany County and portions of the Southern Tier.

  • WBER (90.5 FM) (website) - Not campus radio, but you'd never it know it from listening! Great music including the nostalgia trip entitled New Wave Wednesdays. Jennifer V., R.I.P.

  • WXXI (91.5 FM) (WXXI FM 91.5 webpage)- Public radio. NPR, PRI, APM. Classical music 24 hours a day.

  • WBEE (92.5 FM) (website) - Area's biggest country music station.

  • WFKL (93.3 FM) (website) - Fickle radio. Self-proclaimed random radio: "You'll never know what you hear!" Formerly WBBF

  • WZNE (94.1 FM) (website)- The Zone: Alternative and mainstream rock.

  • WXFX (95.1 FM) (website) - The Fox: Classics of the 60s and 70s. New home to local celebrity Brother Wease.

  • WCMF (96.5 FM) (website) - Classic rock, former home of local celebrity Brother Wease.

  • WPXY (97.9 FM) (website) - Pop and top-40.

  • WBZA (98.9 FM) (website) - The Buzz: Best of the 70s and 80s.

  • WVOR (100.5 FM) (website) - 100.5 The Drive: Hits from the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

  • WRMM (101.3 FM) (website) - Adult contemporary, soft rock.

  • WLGZ (102.7 FM) (website) - Legends 102.7 Where the Legends Live

  • WDKX (103.9 FM) (website) - Rochester's Urban Music Station

  • WIRQ (104.7 FM) (website?) - West Irondequoit Central School District. Class D, 0.019kW ERP from 34 meters HAAT/146 meters AMSL.

  • WKGS (106.7 FM) (website) - Top 40, pop.

  • WSNP (107.3 FM) (website) - Snap 107.3

  • AM

  • WROC (950 AM) ( News Talk 950, home to radio coverage of the Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Knighthawks, and Rochester Rattlers. Is the Rochester affiliate of Air America Radio.

  • WLGZ (990 AM) ( Legends 990, home of more standards than an European car park.

  • WYSL (1040 AM) ( News 1040 All News Radio, home to radio coverage of the Rochester Red Wings, University of Rochester Yellowjackets, St. John Fisher Cardinals (football and basketball), and the NFL's Cleveland Browns. They also simulcast news broadcasts from News 10 NBC, WHEC.

  • WHAM (1180 AM) (website) - Popular local station hosting the shows of Bob Lonsberry, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage, as well as the late night UFO/conspiracy/paranormal program Coast To Coast AM (website.) Paul "the rest of the story" Harvey (website)is on three times daily. Also, locally produced Soundbytes (website)

  • WHTK (1280 AM) (website) - Local sports radio featuring Jim Rome, local guy John Ditullio, and ESPN radio broadcasts.

  • WXXI (1370 AM) (WXXI AM Radio webpage) - Public radio. News/Talk Format, with some music programming. NPR News, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered. BBC World Service overnight.

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  • Amateur Radio - Popular local repeaters include K2RRA (146.880, Westfall Road), KE2MK (145.29, Xerox tower), and the N2HJD Megaplex (442.80, 146.925, and many others). See also

  • NOAA All-Hazards Radio - The National Weather Service operates two continuous broadcasts of weather-related programming for greater Rochester. KHA53 operates on 162.40MHz from a transmitter on Baker Hill in Perinton. Western Monroe County listeners may find improved reception from WNG539 on 162.525MHz from Spencerport. Both stations serve the Genesee Valley and western Finger Lakes Region, and adjacent waters of Lake Ontario. You may also listen to KHA53 online 24 hours a day courtesy of Phillip Dampier and the Weather Underground.

  • Police/Fire/Ambulance/Black Helicopters/Mormons/Cthulhu Calling Frequencies - City police hang on 460.025, county sheriff on 460.475. City fire uses 154.130 for dispatch. Most county departments are dispatched on 154.310. See also Keep in mind that as more services switch to digital transmissions you will not hear as much "chatter" over the air (note the data terminals in most police vehicles).

    Note that it is illegal in the state of New York to equip "a motor vehicle with a radio receiving set capable of receiving signals on the frequencies allocated for police use", although if you're a licensed ham and your radio "just happens" to tune police frequencies, it's OK. The City has a similar law without an amateur radio exemption.

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