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98.1 WKZE, The Hudson Valley’s Home of Musical Diversity, has concluded our 98.1 KZE Hudson Valley River Tour!

Once per month 98.1 KZE broadcasted 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! Thanks to all who joined Paul Higgins, Sally Spillane, Will Stanley, Oilda Barretto and special guests at our live broadcast locations, on the air and in person.

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!

October – Beacon: Thanks to the Towne Crier Cafe for hosting the remote broadcast!

Many thanks to our River Tour sponsors!

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

Williams Lumber. The name you know & the name you trust, with 8 convenient locations.

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

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

River Tour Grand Prize Guitar Giveaway:

Congratulations to Anne from Beacon who won this 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!


  • 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