March 3, 2024

A Message From Jason Longwell To The Geneva, NY Community

After nearly ten years since our unsuccessful attempt to bring community radio to Geneva, New York and the surrounding Finger Lakes region, I am pleased to say that Geneva Community Radio is Back, and poised to be better than ever.

On February 7th, 2024, Geneva Community Projects, an established non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, received a Construction Permit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to build a new low power FM (LPFM) radio station to serve Geneva at 104.1 FM with the call letters WGCC "We're Geneva's Community Connection". 

We now have a second opportunity to bring a unique non-profit and non-commercial radio service to our community. A radio service that will enhance, enrich and strengthen our community, and one that will bring diverse elements of our community closer together.

This new station will offer a diverse mix of music and spoken word programming, appealing to a wide range of tastes and interests within the Geneva community. Local residents will be encouraged to become volunteer DJs and show hosts, expressing themselves in a unique and creative manner for their friends and neighbors to hear and enjoy. The station will offer programming that gives a voice to music and ideas that are not heard on existing local radio stations.

In the coming months, we will be active in the community as we attempt to raise the money needed to build this new station. So please bookmark this site and come back often for further updates.

Yes. Geneva Community Radio is back, and this time, it's here to stay!

September 30, 2015

GCR Changes as it Remains the Same

Changes are coming to Geneva Community Radio, and Global Community Radio. What is Global Community Radio? What changes are coming to Geneva Community Radio. Listen to this podcast and find out!


September 24, 2015

GCR offline as we relocate our streaming setup.

Geneva Community Radio will be taken offline effective Thursday, September 24th. We are relocating our streaming setup. We will now have separate locations for our production facilities, still inside the Geneva Community Center, and our streaming operation will be moved back to its former base on Hamilton Street in Geneva.

This is being done to accommodate The Boys and Girls Club of Geneva which is in need of our former space in the community center for future club projects.

We will restore full time GCR streaming service as soon as possible. Check this space for the return of our normal program schedule.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We thank all of our listeners for their patience and understanding.

September 6, 2015

Jazz From the Left Moves to Sunday Nights on GCR

Geneva Community Radio is pleased to announce that the excellent Cool and West Coast Jazz program, Jazz From the Left, has moved to Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 PM Eastern. Each week, your host, Raoul, brings you two hours of the best Cool and West Coast Jazz from artists such as Chet Baker, Zoot Sims, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, and many more. So, cool out for a bit on Sunday nights with Jazz From the Left. Also, replacing Jazz From the Left in its former timeslot on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 AM Eastern is a new program to our lineup. Full Moon Hacksaw is a weekly syndicated Jazz and Blues show originating in Phoenix, Arizona, which we hope our listeners will enjoy.

As always, your feedback is important to us here at GCR. Please e-mail your thoughts about our programming to, and, while you're at it, please take a moment to reach out to the hosts of the programs you like on GCR. Let them know you are listening, and that you listen on Geneva Community Radio!

August 6, 2015

GCR to Add the 2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour to its line-up

Geneva Community Radio is pleased to announce the addition of the 2 Boomer Babes Radio Hour to its weekly program schedule. The show replaces Prime Time Radio, which ceased production at the end of July 2015.

From the show's website:

Kathy Bernard and Barbara Kline host the award-winning nationally syndicated 2BoomerBabes Radio Hour, which airs on NPR affiliates and SiriusXM. Each week, the 2BoomerBabes chat with a broad spectrum of guests, including nationally recognized authorities on finance, healthcare, relationships, travel, technology, and everyday people with a story to tell. The program targets nearly 80 million boomers who are experiencing life transitions, discovering new interests, exploring “what’s next,” and changing the rules about aging.

The program airs every Monday at 7:00 AM Eastern on Geneva Community Radio.

July 30, 2015

GCR to air interview with Geneva Native Matt Venuti

Geneva Community Radio is pleased to present an interview with Geneva native Matt Venuti. Recently, Matt gave a concert at the Pat Collins Black Box Theater inside the Geneva Community Center. GCR Station Manager Jason Longwell was there. Later that week, he had the chance to record a short interview with Matt. GCR will air this interview on Friday, July 31st, at 9 PM Eastern.

Did you miss it? No problem. Click here to listen to or download an MP3 of the interview.

July 20, 2015

We're Back!

The GCR stream has been restored. Our thanks to Matt Ury for all his assistance in fixing and upgrading our streaming computer.

Thanks, also, to all our listeners and supporters for their patience and understanding.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

July 15, 2015

GCR Offline for Computer Maintenance

To Our Listeners.

We are sorry to inform everyone that Geneva Community Radio's stream is currently offline as we work to correct a reoccurring computer problem.

We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause, and we thank all of you for your patience and understanding.

Watch this space for further updates. We are working to restore our stream as soon as possible.

Jason Longwell
GCR Station Manager

June 29, 2015

AARP to cancel Prime Time Radio.

Last week, Geneva Community Radio was notified in writing by AARP that it will cease production of its long running series Prime Time Radio at the end of July.

We are sorry to lose PTR, as we've carried the program since we first launched Geneva Community Radio. The interviews and features presented each week were both informative and entertaining. It's been a pleasure having the program as part of our weekly schedule.

The last Prime Time Radio broadcast will air on GCR Monday, July 27th.

Details regarding a new program to occupy PTR's timeslot will be posted on this blog soon.

May 25, 2015

GCR Adds New Music Shows To Weeknight Lineup

Here at Geneva Community Radio, we are constantly working to make our station even more diverse. We are pleased to announce the addition of several new weekly music programs to our ever expanding schedule. These shows include Todd's Turntable, Soundwave, Best of British Unsigned, and The Latin Alternative. Check the updated schedule on this website for all the details, and check this space often as we will soon unveil details about a major expansion of Geneva Community Radio which will allow us to bring our listeners even more diverse programming.