November 4, 2014

More Bad News, But GCR Forges Ahead

To Our Listeners And Supporters.

After eight months of waiting for the FCC to rule on our Petition for Reconsideration, we received word on November 3rd that the petition has been denied. The commission strongly disagreed with the claims made by our engineering consultants. At this point, it appears that any hope of Geneva Community Radio obtaining a Low Power FM license, during this round of applications at least, is now gone.

Words cannot express the disappointment felt by everyone connected with the radio station. However, GCR remains committed to providing quality programming to a global audience on our webcast. As far as gaining access to a local radio frequency, we are determined to explore all paths to make this happen. Our next step is to try and reach out to other local broadcasters to determine if some kind of partnership could be developed to put some or all of GCR's programming on the local radio dial. Beyond that, we will look to the next opportunity to file a new application with the FCC, either for Low Power FM, or a "full power" Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) license. As of now, we know of no plans to open a filing window for either service anytime soon.

As always, watch this space for further updates.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support, as we remain determined to bring community radio to our region despite the obstacles placed in our path.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

October 26, 2014

Changes to Saturday Schedule

Effective Saturday, November 1st, Geneva Community Radio will be making changes to its very popular block of nostalgic music programming. These changes are due to the cancellation/hiatus of a couple of programs. These changes are also being made to ensure a better flow of the music from one time period to the next.

As always, the updated schedule is posted on our schedule page. We hope you will enjoy the new lineup, including our newest program, Radiola!.

Thanks for listening to Geneva Community Radio, the station where everything old is new again.

September 13, 2014

Geneva Community Center Open House 9/21/14

On Sunday, September 21st, the Geneva Community Center will hold an open house to celebrate the center's fifth anniversary.

The event will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at 160 Carter Road in Geneva.

As part of the open house, Geneva Community Radio's Jason Longwell will be in the GCR studio to welcome guests, and answer questions about the station.

If you've ever wanted to learn more about Geneva Community Radio, or, if you've ever wanted to see the studio, then be sure to join us on Sunday, September 21st, from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Geneva Community Center.

Hope to see you there!

August 31, 2014

New Program Schedule

We've put together a new program schedule here at  Geneva Community Radio. This schedule contains many of the programs that you know and have come to expect from GCR, along with many new shows that we hope you will enjoy.

As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please email us and tell us what you think of the new schedule, and what you would like to hear more of on your community radio station.

Thanks for your continued support!

August 23, 2014

GCR Bids Adieu To One Of Its Own.

For the past two and a half years, Kari Miller has played several active roles as a dedicated volunteer at Geneva Community Radio. She served as the station's secretary. She also produced and hosted the eclectic music program Radio Tolerance every Thursday night on GCR. Additionally, she played a part in some of the first training sessions for teens at the Boys and Girls Club who were interested in learning to produce their own radio programs. During her time at the station, she came up with many creative ideas for everything from station promotion to fundraising. She was also responsible for the very tedious, but necessary, task of compiling and submitting all of the station's music playlists to our streaming provider every month.

Earlier this week, Kari announced that she would be leaving the area, and returning to her native Oswego County to be closer to family.

She has generously volunteered to continue to help GCR on a limited, temporary basis from her new home, until we can find a local volunteer to fill her position.

While we are sorry to lose someone with the kind of creativity and enthusiasm that Kari clearly possessed, we wish her well in all her future endeavors, and we cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for the station.

We'll miss you, Kari.

August 12, 2014

Radio Australia to Cancel Asia Pacific

We regret to inform our listeners that, due to drastic budget cuts to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's international service, Radio Australia, the daily news magazine Asia Pacific will no longer be available to us. The final edition of Asia Pacific will air this Friday, August 15th, at 6:00 AM.

Starting Monday, August 18th, Geneva Community Radio will begin airing Daybreak Asia, a daily morning news magazine program from the Voice of America. We sincerely hope that listeners of Asia Pacific will find this new program to be just as informative.

Also, be advised that GCR is planning more schedule changes which will take effect in September. These changes are designed to make the station's programming even more diverse, and also to accommodate several listener requests and suggestions. Watch this space soon for further details.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments about any of Geneva Community Radio's programming.

Thank you for your continued support.

February 6, 2014

GCR LPFM Application Dismissed by FCC

It is with deep regret that I must inform our listeners that our application for a new low power FM (LPFM) station to bring community radio to Geneva, NY has been dismissed by the FCC.

The reason for the dismissal has to do with spacing issues with a local FM translator station. Our consultants tell us this was the result of an error in the FCC database at the time our application was filed.


Currently, our consulting engineers are working on a Petition for Reconsideration, in hopes that our application will be reinstated.

If our Petition for Reconsideration is rejected, and the ruling is final, we intend to explore other options in order to get a new community radio service on the air.

At this time, I want to personally thank all of our supporters for sticking with us even through this hardship. I especially want to thank the staff and board of the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva for their willingness to continue pursuing this project.

As always, you can check this space for updates. As soon as we know more as to the next steps we will take, we will post that info here.

This isn't over yet!

Jason Longwell
Station Manager
Geneva Community Radio

December 15, 2013

GCR announces changes to its international news lineup.At Geneva Community Radio, we remain committed to bringing you news stories that matter. In an American media landscape dominated by meaningless stories that pass as serious news, GCR strives to bring you in depth reports from some of the world's top public broadcasters. Effective Monday, December 16th, GCR will make changes to its international news lineup. We regret to inform our listeners that we no longer have access to on demand audio from IBA, or Kol Israel. This is because the World Radio Network (WRN) has suspended its audio on demand service. GCR relied on this service to bring us the IBA feed each weekday morning, and there does not appear to be a suitable replacement for this feed on the IBA website. GCR will continue to air "live" WRN programming from 2:00 to 6:00 A.M. Monday to Friday. In Kol Israel's former time slot, we will now be running a 15 minute version of Deutsche Welle's news magazine, Journal. GCR is also very pleased to announce the addition of a new broadcaster to our international news lineup. Effective Monday, GCR will begin airing select programming from the Voice of America (VOA), the flagship US international broadcasting service. This will give GCR listeners yet another perspecitve on the events shaping our world. We will air two daily news magazines from VOA. Daybreak Africa, weekday mornings at 6:35, and International Edition, weeknights at 7:05, as part of a new nightly news hour. The second half of that hour will be occupied by Deutsche Welle's Africa Link, now at a more appropriate time, as the show is intended from afternoon/evening clearance. As always, we welcome your feedback about these changes. Feel free to e-mail or call the station with your comments. Thanks for listening, and we sincerely hope you will enjoy the new shows.

At Geneva Community Radio, we remain committed to bringing you news stories that matter. In an American media landscape dominated by meaningless stories that pass as serious news, GCR strives to bring you in depth reports from some of the world's top public broadcasters.

Effective Monday, December 16th, GCR will make changes to its international news lineup.

We regret to inform our listeners that we no longer have access to on demand audio from IBA, or Kol Israel. This is because the World Radio Network (WRN) has suspended its audio on demand service. GCR relied on this service to bring us the IBA feed each weekday morning, and there does not appear to be a suitable replacement for this feed on the IBA website. GCR will continue to air "live" WRN programming from 2:00 to 6:00 A.M. Monday to Friday.

In Kol Israel's former time slot, we will now air a 15 minute version of Deutsche Welle's news magazine, Journal.

GCR is also very pleased to announce the addition of a new broadcaster to our international news lineup. Effective Monday, GCR will begin airing select programming from the Voice of America (VOA), the flagship US international broadcasting service. This will give GCR listeners yet another perspecitve on the events shaping our world.

We will air two daily news magazines from VOA. Daybreak Africa, weekday mornings at 6:35, and International Edition, weeknights at 7:05, as part of a new nightly news hour. The second half of that hour will be occupied by Deutsche Welle's Africa Link, now at a more appropriate time, as the show is intended from afternoon/evening clearance.

As always, we welcome your feedback about these changes. Feel free to e-mail or call the station with your comments.

Thanks for listening, and we sincerely hope you will enjoy the new shows.

November 15, 2013

GCR announces changes to its Classical programming.

On Sunday, November 17th, changes will be made to Geneva Community Radio's Classical lineup.

These changes are being implemented for a combination of two reasons.

1). It was recently announced by WWFM, also known as The Classical Network, that the weekly Chamber music program Indivisible by Four with host Carl Hemmingsen would be cancelled. This has now come to pass. As always, Geneva Community Radio regrets the cancellation of such high quality programming. Unfortunately, budget cuts at WWFM have required that station to cut the number of specialty programs produced for syndication. This is a situation that is beyond Geneva Community Radio's control.

WWFM has offered a new program to Geneva Community Radio. Curtis Calls, which is also hosted by Carl Hemmingsen. This weekly program features recitals from faculty and students at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. The show will air Wednesday afternoons at 3:00.

2). With the cancellation of Indivisible by Four and the addition of Curtis Calls, Geneva Community Radio re-evaluated the positions of all of its Classical programming. We will now schedule these shows by common theme wherever possible. For example, Monday afternoons will feature shows that concentrate on a particular instrument or group of instruments in the Classical realm. Thursday's offerings will now focus exclusively on the more contemporary aspects of Classical music, and a portion of Sunday's block will feature three hours of music from the Early, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. This block will include the programs Harmonia, Distant Mirror (now a one-hour program featuring Early and Renaissance music), and the new offering Tafelmusik, featuring an hour of pieces from the Baroque era.

We hope you will enjoy our new Classical music lineup. As always, your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Feel free to e-mail or call the station with your thoughts and ideas.

The program schedule page has been updated to reflect all of the changes.

Thank you for your continued support of Geneva Community Radio.

September 24, 2013

Free Speech Radio News to cease production.

Once again, we regretfully come to you with news of another program cancellation.

As the financial crisis at Pacifica deepens, Free Speech Radio News, which relies heavily on funding from Pacifica, will cease production this Friday, 9/27.

As a result of this development, Geneva Community Radio will be implementing a new schedule on weeknights between 6 and 7 PM. Be sure to check our schedule page later this week for full details.

We hope you will enjoy the new lineup, including several programs that are new to GCR.