Radio Station Information
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North Coast Radio (North Coast Radio, Inc.)
WJZR is an FM radio station broadcasting at 105.9 MHz. The station is licensed to Rochester, NY and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts Jazz programming. WJZR is owned by North Coast Radio.
Station Coverage Map
Nearby Radio StationsWARI 98.5 FM, WAYO 104.3 FM, 104 WDKX, WRFZ 106.3 FM, WXXI 91.5 FM, WRUR 88.5 FM, Zone @ 94.1, KISS 106.7, WCMF 96.5 FM, 98 PXY
Listener Comments and Reviews
Fable reading lowers rating
The jazz and smooth jazz music selections on North Coast Radio FM 105.9 in the Rochester, NY, are fine; but what I find highly offensive and generally irritating are interruptions by a very sick-sounding man reading or reciting platitudinous clichés and yarns ─ usually at the expense of women. I change stations every time I hear this nonsense. The station would do well to dump this simpering moralizer and his tall tales and fables and stick to spinning the genre: smooth jazz.
By: Carolyn LaDelle Bennett on March 20, 2013
Who was the Korean vocalist you played today, Saturday March 22, around 6:10 p.m.? The name sounded You Soon Na. Guitar/Vocal. Some of the lyrics: "What have I become," "You could have it all," "I will make you hurt" -- a beautiful song sung beautifully but also a sad song. In Brighton, I listen to North Coast Radio WJZR, FM 105.9 Rochester, NY. Thanks for your reply.
By: Carolyn LaDelle Bennett on March 22, 2014
What song was playing at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 2? Thanks!
By: Justin on May 4, 2014
Please spell the name of female soprano saxophonist with the last name of either Cohen or Kohen. You played song this afternoon between 12:30 and 1ish.
By: Dwight Wormely on August 31, 2016
Hello, looking for a song that was played on 8/4/2017 about 9:30pm or something to 10:00 pm searching the whole world for you or something like that please help me out. Thank you so much
By: Yvonne Lehr on August 6, 2017
I heard a song called Cool Cats at around 4:30 on Monday, June 18. Can you give me the information about this song. It was played by a guitarist.
By: Linda Rosebrough on June 18, 2018
Who were the musicians playing classical/jazz guitars around 3:50 Saturday afternoon?
By: Brian on October 20, 2018
Are you having difficulty with your transmitter. Lost your signal on the radio.
By: Gerry on December 17, 2018
I've been listening to your station for some time and I love the music you play but there is one group that you play I can never hear or get the name right its either yakub carlson 3 or something like that(please excuse the misspelled name) but the album tittle is called more, can you help a fan out! thank you for your time and trouble
By: Koltye on April 2, 2019
Can you please tell me the name of a song and artist that was played this morning 7/27/19 between 6:45 and 7:10 am. Thanks in advance
By: Judy Lucas on July 27, 2019
On or about 8/6/19 at between the hours of around 12am and 1am I think, your DJ played two songs. One by Boz Scaggs followed by a great song by Bela Fleck. I didn't quite get the names of the songs or which albums they were from. I must own that music. Any help you can provide in this regard will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
By: Alvin Luke on August 7, 2019
Do you have any idea how I can purchase a Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Indigo Chronicles CD? Amazon is only offering MP3 downloads.
By: Jerry on August 12, 2019
To Kolye - The group is Yokov Karlzen 3 and is somewhere out of Europe. I really liked the music and it took me a long time to get the name right. I hope this helps you out.
By: Ghost on October 9, 2019
Do you guys have a playlist that listeners can reference during the day?
By: Alan on November 1, 2019
Please tell me the name of an instrumental piece at 8:25
By: Deedee on December 18, 2019
Can you please note again the artist whose group played "Hot Fun in the Summertime" on 1/24/20 at 9pm? Really great stuff!
By: EdM on January 25, 2020
Please provide me with the name of the artist(s) who's album is named Songs From The Swing Out.
By: Dwight Wormely on February 20, 2020
Very cool stuff. Reminiscent of the "West Coast" California jazz sound of many moons ago, when musicians of that genre could actually read the charts and had the chops to make it happen. If someone doesn't have eyes to dig these vibes, let him go back to his Lawrence Welk and bubble machine.
By: Ed M. on March 4, 2020
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By: Crystal on April 8, 2020
How do you spell the name of the local quartet that sounds like The Manhattan Transfer? It sounds like you're saying "The Royal Boxers" but I cannot find their music on Amazon by that name.
Thanks for your reply.
By: Thomas Shelby on October 17, 2020
That group The Royal Boxsters (sp) you played after the song by Paul Simon at approximately 01:15AM Saturday 10/31/20 is absolutely painful to listen to and so unbearable I muted the volume on my tuner. Every time you play this group it is like finger nails on a chalkboard. If you base your selections on listener input, cast my vote to cease and desist from playing any of their catterwallering excuse for music on your nightly shows ever again. Thank you in advance for sparing my ears.
By: Andy Delome on October 31, 2020
Can you tell me how I can get a copy of today's top 10 new releases (10/31) I especially liked #4, but I didn't hear who the artist was or the title of the song. Thanks in advance!
By: Valerie Bundy on October 31, 2020
I was listening to your station earlier today, and heard a song that sounded like The Steve Gadd Band, but it was a group from Ghana called Pa Kau. I could not find them as I don't think I am spelling the band name correctly. Can you send it to me? Thank you, Gary
By: Gary on January 7, 2021
Hi I’m looking for the name of a song, artist, and album
That played directly after a Tedeschi Trucks song.
It was played right around 11:05 am on Saturday January
30th 2021. Nice groovy, funky drums and bass with clarinet
And sax with effects being used. Thanks I hope that helps.
By: Alan on January 30, 2021
Do you have a playlist available to the public? It would help support the artists you play and further listeners’ connection to their music. Thanks.
By: Jeffrey Tucker on February 22, 2021
There was a song that played sometime between 4:00 and 5: 00 with the lyrics " She has the whole world in her hands. Could you please tell me the artist and title of the cut? Thanks. Darwin
By: Darwin P. on April 18, 2021
Can anyone tell me the female artist who sang "Call It Magic" (originally sung by Coldplay)? I heard it today, 4/19/21 around 1:00 pm. Background vocals - just beautiful. Please?? Thank you
By: Laura Baldwin on April 19, 2021
Today, May 6,2021 you played a very beautiful song with a violin and brass around1:15. Could you email me the title, thanks
By: Ernesto Santana on May 6, 2021
I listen to WJZR 105.9 on my way to and from work since You opened Your Doors many years ago - I am wondering if there is a link to your daily playlist as I can’t always remember who the artist or album is when I get the opportunity to purchase it - Thank You for being there - Jazz is It - W
By: Bob on November 4, 2021
Listening to 105.9 at 1:40pm on Saturday, 1/29/22. Seems that your programming has changed. Right now I'm not enjoying what is being played. I haven't figured out when this programming starts and stops. I'm turning it off right for various types of music. Is there someplace where I can find that info. Thanks.
By: Lindsey on January 29, 2022
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