For 24 years, the airwaves have heard a familiar voice bringing folk music to the Rochester area and since 2010, to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes on WITH. Ray Baumler has been there since the start, a program that highlighted the folk genre in all its various forms. Along with friend, Tom Bohan alternating each week as host, the program was a regular feature of the Rochester radio scene until this past weekend. After 24 years, the program came to an end. Ray along with Sue Tennenbaum, decided to end the program. Here is a note they sent to their listeners: A quick note, with apologies for the short notice, that this Saturday, October 3, will be the last “A Variety of Folk” show. Ray came to WRUR 24 years ago, when at first he shared the program with his good friend Tom Bohan, until 2007. We are grateful for your continued support over the years! The station was wonderful to us. Even though we have now decided to go a different direction, we will very much miss presenting the music we dearly love. Thank you. Stay safe. All the best, Ray & Sue
Starting this week, Folk Alley moves into the 8AM time slot. The Midnight Special will air at 7AM, keeping the Saturday morning folk tradition alive.