98.1 WKZE, The Hudson Valley’s Home of Musical Diversity, is excited to announce the 98.1 KZE Hudson Valley River Tour!

Starting in May, once per month 98.1 KZE will broadcast live from Main Streets and business locations throughout our region, highlighting the diverse and unique small businesses, retail locations, eateries and services that make the Hudson River Valley a wonderful place to live, shop and eat! You are invited to join Paul Higgins, Sally Spillane, Will Stanley, and special guests at our live broadcast locations every month for fun free stuff and to win prizes! For the latest up-to-date information, visit 981KZE.com.

Our next stop is in Woodstock & Saugerties on Thursday, June 27th, noon-3pm.

This month we’ll broadcast live simultaneously from two locations!

Saugerties – JJ Newbury Building at 236 Main Street (click here for map).  

Enter to win a prize from Dancing Tulip Floral Boutique!

Woodstock – Catskill Mountain Pizza at 51 Mill Hill Rd in Woodstock.

May – Hudson: Congratulations to John from Copake Falls who won dinner & a show for two at Club Helsinki in Hudson just for stopping by our live broadcast!

July – Red Hook / Rhinebeck

August – Kingston

September – New Paltz / Highland

October – Beacon

Many thanks to our River Tour sponsors!

SunCommon is tearing down barriers to solar energy, right here in Red Hook. Online at suncommon.com

Williams Lumber. The name you know & the name you trust, with 8 convenient locations. williamslumber.com11 Jane Street Art Center.  Installation, Art and Performance Space in Saugerties, NY.  11JaneStreet.com

River Tour Grand Prize Guitar Giveaway:

Enter to win a Flinthill Acoustic Guitar signed by over 60 top artists and bands who have visited the KZE Studios over the years. Unsigned, this guitar is already worth around $800. With all the signatures, it has evolved into a priceless historical artifact of both KZE and musical history. We are very grateful to Musica in Hudson for generously donating this guitar to KZE! musicahudson.com

Two ways to enter:

  • Once per month, send in your email entry to RiverTour@wkze.com. Entries must include your name, mailing address and phone number.
  • Plus, increase your chance of winning every month by visiting our River Tour live broadcast location to score another 5 entries!
  • All entries will be counted by household, not by individual.


  • Dar Williams
  • Tish Hinojosa
  • John Platania
  • Chris and Oliver Wood
  • Kate Pearson
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Alexis P. Suter
  • Mike Doughty
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
  • Martin Sexton
  • Chris Trapper
  • Tift Merritt
  • Eric Heywood
  • Jim Weider
  • Patti Rothberg
  • Shannon McNally
  • Mike & Ruthy
  • Happy Traum
  • Steve Katz
  • Rhett Miller
  • Arlen Roth
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Graham Parker
  • Lucky Peterson
  • Waterboys: Mike Scott, Steve Wickham (fiddle), Daniel M. (keyboards)
  • Jonatha Brooke
  • Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
  • Valerie June
  • Rosanne Fino
  • Ben Taylor
  • Tony Trischka
  • Jim Keller
  • Slam Allen
  • Simi Stone
  • Steve Jordan
  • Sean Rowe
  • Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
  • Bruce Katz
  • Tommy Malone
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Milton
  • Heather Maloney
  • Michael Powers
  • Felice Brothers
  • Guy Davis
  • Brook Williams
  • Corey Glover
  • Steve Forbert
  • Josh Ritter
  • Murali & Larry Coryell
  • James McMurtry
  • John Burdick
  • Lara Hope & Matt Goldpaugh
  • Tim O’Brien
  • Eli Paperboy Reed
  • Clarence Bucaro
  • Cassidy A. Maze
  • Ray Ganucheau
  • Roosevelt Dime
  • Chuck Prophet
  • Ian Flannigan