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It's time to vote for your five favorite WBER songs of 2022!

The 2022 WBER Listener Countdown will air on New Year’s Day at noon!

It’s time to vote for your five favorite WBER songs of 2022! The 2022 WBER Listener Countdown will air on New Year’s Day at noon! All votes must be cast by Thursday, December 30th.

If you need an audio refresher, click on the sample link (below the drop-down link to vote) to the right of the artist and song, but just a reminder that you can only vote for each song once.
*After submitting your votes, you will receive a “Thank You” message. If you do not, chances are the site timed out on you, so be cautious of time when voting.

Only 1 voting form per listener is allowed; duplicate votes will not be counted.

WBER Test Tracks/Poll

Gruff Rhys-Can't Carry On
2 votes · 2 answers
WBER Test Tracks/Poll 2

Ripe-Settling
2 votes · 2 answers

The goal for the 2022 Fall Fundraiser was reached!

It’s with overwhelming joy, gratitude, and love that we announce the #WBERFamily has done it again! We crossed the finish line last Friday at 3:37 PM. Together we currently have raised over 52K, and sincerely thank you for all of your support during fundraiser week. Every single day and are thrilled that we get to keep bringing you the best in alternative music as we have since 1985.You truly are the best listeners in all of radio and we are blessed. We’re ALL part of this diverse and amazing extended family!

WBER’s Fall Fundraiser will kick off on Halloween morning at 7:00 A.M. and run through Friday, November 4th!

Our Fall goal is $50,000 and we have a fun Mixtape theme for each day.  So far, we have announced the first two themes for the fundraiser:
On Day 1, Monday, October 31st, it’s “House Of The Dead Man’s Party Mixtape”
*The Fall Fundraiser begins dedicated to Halloween, the holiday that was made for alternative music.

Day 2, Tuesday, November 1, It’s The “Tuesday, I’m In Love Mixtape” *We’ll curate the perfect WBER love song mixtape filled with all the WBER songs you’d put on a mix for your best girl/best guy/best dog/best cat in your life.

For Day 3, Wednesday, November 2, we want to know what song from 80’s deserves the next Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” resurgence.  The TV show Stranger Things took a 1985 WBER hit and made it more popular this year, than it was upon its original release.  For Day 3’s “Running Up That Chart” mixtape, we can’t wait to hear what song you pick from the 80’s to get popular all over again.

For Day 4, Thursday, November 3rd we want you to say… “You Gotta Hear This One Band. They’ll Change Your Life” Mixtape Who hasn’t made a mixtape for a friend to introduce them to alternative music?! We want to know the WBER band/artist that’s a must for this mixtape!

For Day 5, Friday, November 4th, let’s raise the roof together with the “Pump Up The Jams” Mixtape. Let’s fill up a mixtape with all the WBER jams you’d throw on the ultimate party mixtape.

Donations will be able to be made starting on Halloween at 7:00 A.M. at wber.org, at 585-381-4353, and in the mail to 2596 Baird Road Penfield, NY 14525.
Thank you to the WBER family in advance for your support as we raise $50,000 for our fall fundraiser.#partofit

CHVRCHES takes the top spot in the 2021 Listener Countdown.

On New Year’s Day, we counted down the top 30 to find out together which songs became part of the history of the only station that matters. The results are now live!

The 2021 WBER Hall of Fame class announced.

We ushered in three alternative music mainstays during the Listener Countdown on New Year’s Day.  Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, and R.E.M. round out the WBER Hall Of Fame Junior class.

Their commemorative pages in the Hall of Fame section will be updated soon!

WBER is a listener and school district supported community radio station.

Serving the Rochester and Western New York area since 1985, WBER is owned and operated by the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Monroe #1, and is a real life training ground for students from participating school districts via their radio clubs, as well as members of the community interested in learning about radio broadcasting.

WBER also offers remote broadcasting services to area school districts which currently include Webster, Brighton and Fairport. WBER is o­ne of America’s first full time Alternative Music radio stations, believing in and supporting this genre of music long before it became commercially viable.