For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253


Open to the Public – April 13, 2008

Rochester, New York (March 27, 2008) – Mordecai Lipshutz, WXXI’s Classical 91.5 veteran radio host, announced his retirement from his full-time, on-air shift on March 4, 2008. To give his listeners the opportunity to wish him farewell in person, WXXI will host a retirement reception on Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at WXXI, 280 State Street in Rochester. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information please call (585) 258-0200.

One of the most recognized voices on Rochester’s airwaves, Lipshutz joined Classical 91.5 in 1976 as a part-time announcer and became a full-time host in 1979. During his distinguished tenure he has been producer and host of Live From Hochstein, the longest running live broadcast concert series in Western New York, and the annual RPO Holiday Pops Concerts. While Lipshutz has retired from his regular shift, fans can expect to hear him occasionally on WXXI-FM to host specials like his Christmas Eve Special and Night of Smiles New Years Eve Special.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Lipshutz’s parents ran a printing company, which printed all the programs for the Philadelphia Orchestra. As a result of their business, Lipshutz was exposed to great music throughout his childhood. He earned a degree in acting at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. In 1975 he enrolled in the Printing Management program at Rochester Institute of Technology while working part-time at Classical 91.5.

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