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Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

WITH-FM 90.1 BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL AT TRUMANSBURG FAIRGROUNDS ON FRIDAY, JULY 22

Rochester, New York (July 15, 2011) – WITH-FM 90.1, Different Radio from Ithaca, NY, will broadcast live from The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance at Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, New York on Friday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Popular radio host Scott Regan will host an extended version of his morning show, Open Tunings, at the festival site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Regan will present a show of live music and interviews with musicians performing at the GrassRoots Festival, as well as recordings from previous Festivals. 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.

WITH-FM fans will have the chance to meet Regan, as well as Rootabaga Boogie host Tracey Craig, who will be on air with Regan that morning. Rootabaga Boogie, which airs Sundays at 10 a.m., features an eclectic selection of folk and roots music, plus live music and conversation about music.

WITH-FM is a broadcast partnership between WXXI Public Broadcasting and Hobart & William Smith Colleges (HWS) that offers a mix of eclectic music, NPR offerings, 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 service 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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