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 last stop will be on October 31st at the Towne Crier Cafe at 379 Main Street in Beacon, noon to 3pm!

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!

June – Saugerties & Woodstock: Congratulations to Sally from Lakeville who won a bouquet of flowers from Dancing Tulip Floral Boutique! Thanks to our friends at Catskill Mountain Pizza and 11 Jane Street Art Center for hosting our two live remote broadcasts!

July – Red Hook & Rhinebeck: Congratulations to Matthew from Pine Plains who won the Deck Party Giveaway! Thanks to all our prize sponsors: Williams Lumber in Rhinebeck, Adams Fairacre Farms & The Wine Hutch!

August – Kingston: Thanks to our friends at Bop To Tottom!

September – New Paltz & Highland: Thanks to our lovely hosts at Handmade & More for letting us come in from the rain!

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.com

11 Jane Street Art Center.  Installation, Art and Performance Space in Saugerties, NY.  11JaneStreet.com

Fraleigh and Rakow Insurance. Proud to live, shop and exist locally, in Rhinebeck, Millerton, Pine Plains and Hyde Park. fraleighandrakow.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.

Signatures:

  • 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