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ANNUAL MANUAL '07: A guide to media in Rochester 


Compiled by Susie Hume

We might be in the age of media consolidation, but there are still plenty of information providers vying for your attention. Here's a guide to local radio stations, TV affiliates, and publications to help you pick and choose who can keep you best informed and entertained.



WFRW 88.1 FM

Religious/Family Radio

Owned by: Family Radio

WRUR 88.5 FM


Owned by: University of Rochester and WXXI

WCIY 88.9 FM


Owned by: Family Life Ministries, Inc

WBSU 89.1 FM

College Radio/Alternative/Top 40

Owned by: SUNY Brockport

WGSU 89.3 FM

Indie Rock/Pop

Owned by: SUNY Geneseo

WITR 89.7 FM

College Radio/Modern Music

Owned by: Rochester Institute of Technology

WGMC 90.1 FM


Owned by: GreeceCentralSchool District

WBER 90.5 FM


Owned by: Board of Cooperative Educational Services

WGCC 90.7 FM

College Radio/Rock/Punk

Owned by: GeneseeCommunity College

WXXI 91.5 FM


Owned by: WXXI

WBEE 92.5 FM


Owned by: Entercom Rochester

WKFL 93.3 FM


Owned by: Entercom Rochester

WDNY 93.9 FM


Owned by: Private owner

WZNE 94.1 FM


Owned by: CBS Radio

WNVE 95.1 FM

Classic Rock

Owned by: Clear Channel

WCMF 96.5 FM

Classic Rock

Owned by: CBS Radio

WPXY 97.9 FM

Top 40

Owned by: CBS Radio

WNYR 98.5 FM


Owned by: Finger Lakes Radio Group

WBZA 98.9 FM


Owned by: Entercom Rochester

WZXV 99.7 FM


Owned by: Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes

WVOR 100.5 FM


Clear Channel

WRMM 101.3 FM

Soft rock

Owned by: CBS Radio

WFLK 101.7 FM


Owned by: M.B. Communications

WISY 102.3 FM

Rock/Soft Rock/Country

Owned by: Clear Channel

WRCI 102.7 FM

Religious/Christian Radio/Christian Rock/Faith Healing

Owned by: Crawford Broadcasting

WUUF 103.5 FM


Owned by: Private owner

WDKX 103.9 FM

Urban Contemporary/Hip hop/R&B

Owned by: AP Communications

WMJQ 105.5 FM

Christian Music

Owned by: Educational Media Foundation

WJZR 105.9 FM

Smooth Jazz

WMAX 106.7 FM

Top 40

Owned by: Clear Channel Broadcasting

WNVE 107.3 FM

Hip hop/R&B/top 40

Owned by: Clear Channel


WGR 550 AM


Owned by: Entercom Buffalo


News/Talk radio

Owned by: Entercom Rochester



Owned by: Crawford Broadcasting

WYSL 1040 AM

News/Talk radio

Owned by: Radio Livingston, Ltd

WCJW 1140 AM


Owned by: Private owner

WHAM 1180 AM

News/Talk Radio

Owned by: Clear Channel

WGVA 1240 AM

News/Talk radio

Owned by: Finger Lakes Radio Group

WHTK 1280 AM

Sports/News/Talk radio

Owned by: Clear Channel

WRSB 1310 AM


Owned by: Shine Network

WXXI 1370 AM

News/Talk radio

Owned by: WXXI Public Broadcasting Council

WDNY 1400 AM


Owned by: Private owner

WACK 1420 AM

News/Sports/Talk radio

Owned by: Private owner

WHIC 1460 AM


Owned by: WLOF

WBTA 1490 AM

News/Sports/Talk radio

Owned by: HPL Communications

WCGR 1550 AM

News/Talk radio

Owned by: Finger Lakes Radio Group

WASB 1590 AM


Owned by: Shine Network


(Rochester's cable television provider is Time Warner Cable.)

R News (Channel 9)

Time Warner Cable

24-hour news station

WHEC (Channel 10)


WHAM (Channel 13)


WROC (Channel 8)


WUHF (Channel 7/31)


WXXI (Channel 11/21)

Public Broadcasting Council

WBGT (Channel 18/26/40)


WHAM-DT (Channel 13/16)



About Time Magazine

Monthly publication focusing on issues of international, national, and regional importance to African Americans.

abOUT Magazine

Gay life magazine covering Toronto and Western New York.

Brighton Pittsford Post

Weekly paper serving Brighton and Pittsford.Covers local issues, politics, school news, business, high school sports, community events, and opinion.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Brockport Spencerport Post

Weekly paper serving Brockport and Spencerport.Covers local issues, politics, school news, business, high school sports, community events, and opinion.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Business Strategies Magazine

Monthly business-to-business publication serving Western New York; focuses on strategies for managing and building businesses.

Publisher: Jim Cavagnaro

Campus Times

Student-run weekly newspaper serving the University of Rochester community.

Publisher: University of Rochester

City Newspaper

Rochester's alternative source for news and culture. Available for free every Wednesday at more than 800 locations.

Publisher: William and Mary Anna Towler


Monthly bilingual newspaper focusing on local and national news affecting the Latin community.

Publisher: Gannett

Daily Messenger

Daily newspaper serving OntarioCounty.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Daily Record Newspaper

Daily newspaper serving Rochester and Buffalo focusing on law, real estate, finance and "general intelligence."

Publisher: Dolan Media Company

Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester's primary daily newspaper.

Publisher: Gannett

East Rochester Post Herald

Weekly paper serving East Rochester.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Empty Closet

Free monthly newspaper serving Rochester's GLBT community.

Publisher: The Gay Alliance of the GeneseeValley


Biweekly arts and entertainment serving Western New York.

Publisher:Thomas Cannon

Gates Chili Post

Weekly paper serving Gates and Chili.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Golden Times Publications

Biweekly publication dedicated to bringing targeted news to area senior citizens.

Publisher: Carmen J. Viglucci

Golf Week

Independent weekly newspaper serving Rochester and focusing on local, national, and international golf news.

Publisher: George Morgenstern

Greece Post

Weekly paper serving Greece.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Hamlin Clarkson Herald

Free weekly paper serving EasternOrleansCounty with a local news focus.

Publisher: Westside News, Inc.

Henrietta Post

Weekly paper serving Henrietta.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.


Weekly paper targeting 20- and 30somethings.

Publisher: Gannett

Irondequoit Post

Weekly paper serving Irondequoit.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Jewish Ledger

Weekly paper serving MonroeCounty covering national and local news targeted toward area Jewish Community.

Publisher: Barbara Morgenstern

The Lake and Valley Clarion

Weekly paper serving the towns of Avon, Caledonia, Geneseo, Livonia, Mt. Morris and others in Livingston County.

Publisher: Clarion Publications


Summer publication with information on area lakes and summer activities.

Publisher: Gannett

Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel, Inc.

Weekly subscription-based paper serving Lima, HoneoyeFalls, Rush, and Mendon.

Publisher: Shirley Thomas Arena

The Next Step Magazine

Magazine focusing on college planning and career choices to help students plan for life after high school.

Publisher: Next Step Publishing, Inc.

Penfield Post

Weekly paper serving Penfield.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Perinton-Fairport Post

Weekly paper serving Perinton.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.

Reporter Magazine

Student-run weekly magazine serving the RIT community.

Publisher: Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Business Journal

Weekly newspaper dedicated to covering Rochester area business news.

Publisher: Susan Holliday

Rochester Healthy Living

Free annual publication designed to help readers maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Publisher: David Harney

Rochester Magazine

Bi-monthly magazine covering Rochester-area news and features.

Publisher: Gannett

Rochester Woman Magazine

Bi-monthly magazine targeted at Rochester area women.

Publisher: Barbara Melnyk

Suburban News

Free weekly paper serving WesternMonroeCounty with a local news focus.

Publisher: Westside News, Inc.

Webster Post

Weekly paper serving Webster.

Publisher: GateHouse Media, Inc.


City Newspaper website with news, arts coverage, dining guide, and more.

Community-edited guide to Rochester.

E-zine dedicated to all things Rochester, with reviews, features and more.

Official city of Rochester website.

Guide to Rochester restaurants, events, clubs and businesses.

Official Rochester tourism site.

MonroeCounty government website.

E-zine dedicated to Rochester entertainment and progressive politics.

Online guide to Rochester businesses, events, hobbies and more.

Picture-a-day website to foster Rochester appreciation.

Rochester community-wide blog.

Rochester-based forum to discuss local and national events.

Online apartment-finding tool.

Local community classifieds and forums.

Resource for area businesses.

Online local and national news source run by CBS Radio.

Local political blog.

Serving our state capital region; good site for state politics.

Local website covering Rochester's rapid downtown development.

City-living resource website.

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