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WBER Test Tracks/Poll

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Taylor Janzen-Something Better
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WBER Test Tracks/Poll 2

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The Maine-Blame
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The five Fall Fundraiser themes are now revealed!

Monday, November 13:
What band or artist do you consider underrated, and always thought would/should be bigger?

Tuesday, November 14:
Tell us a WBER song that was released in the past 23 years, that you think qualifies for instant classic status on the station, even though it’s still relatively a newer song.

Wednesday, November 15:
What was your breakthrough album in alternative music?

Thursday, November 16:
Today will be a “no theme, just thanks” theme.  We want to know something you are thankful for about the station, and for a song request, select whatever WBER song you are feeling on this day.

Friday, November 17:
We love the 90’s!  For the final day of the WBER fall fundraiser, it’s only songs from the great decade of the 1990’s.

WBER Streaming News

You may have noticed that we have updated the WBER website to include an embedded audio player for streaming the station. Starting July 1st this will be the best way to listen to WBER online. Other 3rd party services (including TuneIn, which also provides the embedded player) will continue to work, but if you are currently streaming WBER through a saved link in the audio player on your computer (ie. iTunes, VLC, etc) please take a moment to try the new player. The saved link in your audio player will not work after July 1.

The goal for the 2023 Spring Fundraiser was reached!

We knew we had a steep mountain to climb and although it took a few more days, we exceeded our 60K goal and raised $62,899. We would like to thank all of our listeners for donating during our Spring Fundraiser! 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!

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 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.