50th Anniversary

Bluff and bluster, words and whimsy come to Syracuse and Utica this November with special events from WRVO and “Says You!”

To mark WRVO’s 50th anniversary, the radio quiz show returns to the area for live show tapings. “Says You!” is public radio’s quintessential quiz show. It’s spirited and civil, brainy and boisterous, and peppered with musical interludes. You could be part of the live audience, laughing along with panelists on stage.

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WRVO is bringing another well-known NPR personality to the central New York area this fall. Rachel Martin, host of “Morning Edition,” is visiting Syracuse in September for an evening with listeners and members of the station. She’ll share her experience as host of the most-listened-to news radio program in the country and as National Security Correspondent for NPR.

“Tuned to Yesterday: At the Movies” returns this June featuring the 1944 film, “Murder, My Sweet” at the Auburn Public Theater. Join us on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. for a pre-movie presentation, a screening of the film and a reception.

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Creating great public radio requires time, effort and money. As we celebrate our first 50 years, please consider making an additional -- or first-time --$50 gift to WRVO.

Everyone at WRVO is thankful for the thousands of listeners who make voluntary contributions to keep this public service strong, but we came up a little short in our recent spring fundraiser. If we missed you during the drive, donate now, during the month of May. If we're able to raise the money we need now, we won't have to interrupt programming later.

We're welcoming members, listeners and SUNY Oswego alumni to the station this June to say thank you for your support over the past 50 years. Come to enjoy light refreshments, tours and to mingle with staff, friends and alumni of WRVO on Saturday, June 8 from 2 - 5 p.m.

WRVO Public Media

WRVO Public Media is celebrating a milestone in 2019. On January 6, 1969, WRVO aired its very first broadcast. Through the year, we'll be commemorating our 50th birthday, but we wanted to start with some history.