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

WITH-FM BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE COMMONS JULY 9, 2010

Rochester, New York June 30, 2010 – Scott Regan, host of Open Tunings on WITH-FM 90.1, will broadcast live from The Commons in Ithaca, New York on Friday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The remote is in celebration of Ithaca’s newest public radio station, which launched on May 24, 2010.

Regan will host his three-hour morning show, Open Tunings, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon from the Pavilion at The Commons. From 12 noon to 2 p.m. Regan will host a show of live music and interviews with local musicians in the Pavilion. During the national broadcast of World Café with David Dye, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., WITH-FM fans will have the chance to talk with Regan about his show and his own musical background. They will also have the opportunity to meet Mystery Train host Mark Grube and talk with other station staff. Then Regan will be back on the air from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for another session of interviews and live musical performances.

At the remote there will be a drawing for tickets to the upcoming Grassroots Festival at Trumansburg Fairgrounds and for portable HD radios. In addition Collegetown Bagels will be at The Commons with coffee and pastry in the morning, and Cayuga Wine Trail Wineries will offer wine tastings in the afternoon. There will also be food vendors from the Ithaca Farmers Market.

Listeners can hear the live broadcast on WITH-FM 90.1 in Ithaca and WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester, as well as online at WITHRadio.org.

A broadcast partnership between WXXI Public Broadcasting and Hobart & William Smith Colleges (HWS), WITH-FM offers a mix of eclectic music and alternative news programs. Coinciding with the launch of WITH-FM, WXXI and HWS introduced WITH-HD2, a 24-hour HD radio service dedicated to Classical music and Reachout Radio, a 24-hour radio reading services that provides readings of local and national newspapers, magazines, and books for people who are print-handicapped. Reachout Radio is closed-circuit and is accessible through a specially-tuned radio which is provided free of charge to eligible applicants.

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