98.1 KZE is excited for our second stop in our Hudson Valley River Tour in Saugerties & Woodstock on Thursday, June 27th, noon-3pm! Find us in Woodstock at Catskill Mountain Pizza, and in Saugerties in front of the JJ Newberry Building. Win a prize from Dancing Tulip Floral Boutique in Saugerties!

Enter to win a Flinthill Acoustic Guitar signed by over 60 top artists and bands who have visited the KZE Studios over the years.

Click here to go to learn more about the River Tour and how to enter contests.

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

THREE lucky 98.1 KZE listeners will win $981 of Healthy Food!

It’s time for KZE’s Fill Your Fridge with Healthy Food Summer Giveaway! We’ll draw one winner each month, June through August, at our live remote broadcasts from Sunflower Natural Foods Markets in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, and Berkshire Food Co-op in Great Barrington. Pick up your entry form, fill it out completely, then return your entry to the KZE Studios by the drawing date for your preferred grocery market. Non-winners are automatically entered into the next drawing. One entry per person, please.

Entry forms are available at:

Good luck and bon appétit!

It’s time for the KZE Spring DollarSaver Half-Price Sale! You work hard to earn your money and we want to help you keep more of it, while continuing to enjoy the local restaurants, retail locations and services you love. Every certificate in the KZE DollarSaver will be half-price starting Friday, May 24th and continuing all week, through Friday, May 31st. Enjoy 50% off the next time you go out to eat, need to buy a gift, or treat yourself to health and wellness services! It’s simple, your half-price savings certificate prints straight from your printer. A dollar saved is a dollar earned with the KZE Labor Day DollarSaver Half-Price Sale! Click on this Dollar$aver link to start saving! A great way to save money, support local independent businesses and musical diversity at 98.1 KZE!

98.1 KZE is excited to announce our first stop in our Hudson Valley River Tour in Hudson on Thursday, May 23rd, noon-3pm, at the 7th Street Park. Win Dinner & A Show for Two at Club Helsinki in Hudson! HelsinkiHudson.com

Enter to win a Flinthill Acoustic Guitar signed by over 60 top artists and bands who have visited the KZE Studios over the years.

Click here to go to learn more about the River Tour and how to enter contests.

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

Hudson Business Coalition. 2nd Annual Design Hudson, May 24  – 26. This year’s theme is the New Hudson River School.

Thank you to all who entered for their sharing their love and creative spirit with the KZE Staff! What an absolute joy it was to look at your pictures, read your poems, listen to your songs… At times we were moved to tears. Below are the finalists submissions and winner of the drawing.  Click here to review the contest rules.

WINNER

William Clarke “Love From Sunrise To Sunset: Nature of The Northeast”

This illustration is inspired by my love of the beautiful area we live in. From The Hudson to The Housatonic, the natural beauty of this Tri-State area is something very special. A walk/ride/commute near a misty field in the early morning or catching the vivid colors of a cold winter sunset are just two examples of things that make me LOVE living here. -William Clarke

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors who provided the incredible Grand Prize Package!


FINALISTS

Kevin Abney “Eye Heart Tacos”

The materials used are Baltic birch plywood and spray paint. The overall dimensions are 24″ x 58″.


Rosalie Esposito “Our Goal 99/100”

27 years to go….


David Capellaro “A Valentine’s Wish”

In the evening
When the sun is going down
I will think of you along my way,
And I will revel in the memories I have wound of you
Like golden threads of love, into my day.

I will see you standing in the nighttime light,
Wind blowing through your hair,
Bright starshine in your eyes,
The half moon glowing its soft substance on your skin,
And you’ll come flowing to me like the wind.

When in the morning
As the sun is rising strong ,
You will be the spark that starts my day.
Your presence in my mind will carry me along
Through solitude or come whatever may.

And so I ask myself
Again just one more time,
Will this day be the day that you are truly mine?
If you so feel the same and call upon my door,
No dream will ever be as wonderful.


Madeline Friedman “Cat Dreams”

Cat Dreams, Paper Cut Art. 9”x16”
My cat always twitches and moves his paws when he is in deep sleep and I like to imagine he is dreaming of mice and balls of yarn. This piece represents my cats dreams. Reality is shown inside the matt, and my cat’s dreams are represented outside the matt. The innocence of the sleeping cat is complimented by the gentle frame the yarn creates, and the curious mice sprinkled at the bottom of the piece. This is one of my favorite pieces because of the details in the cutting and the characters captured in the cat and mice.

Sending big love to all of our listeners on this Valentine’s Day, and every day, from all of here at 98.1 KZE. Thank you for your continued love and support!

Q: What do you do at KZE?
A: Advertising Sales Manager, and Host of Sunday Brunch & Nightshade

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: Hah! That’s a good one (but seriously, seeing live music most of the time).

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Holy Cow has the best soft serve anywhere, love the chocolate/vanilla swirl.

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Yes, a very cute, funny, needy, slightly sad, sweet cat named Adeline…she also does parkour.

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: I can do pretty good 2 second impressions of Ray Charles, Cat Stevens, and Willie Nelson.

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: Gratitude, music, exercise

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: There’s a few that come to mind…
“When someone shows you who they are…believe them” (Maya Angelou)
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” (Anaïs Nin)

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: Anyone who could transfer more of the wealth in the world to the people who really need it.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Music

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A: Only unintentionally, in my belly.

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: I’m here for the audition…is this the Antarctic Mariachi Band HQ?

The WKZE Staff is proud to announce our Favorite Albums of 2018!

Here’s our list, in no particular order…

Professor Louie – Brandi Carlisle  “By the Way, I Forgive You”

Will B. – Bombino “Deran”

Phil – Jim Lauderdale “Time Flies”

Oilda – David Byrne “American Utopia”

Will S. – Beatles “The Esher Demos”

Lydia – Matt Witte “Ol’ Boy”

Corey – Renewable Energy “The New Mastersounds”

Paul – Prince “Piano & A Microphone 1983”

Jerrice – Bokanté “What Heat”

Faith – Jeffrey Foucault “Blood Brothers”

Gregg – Mammals “Sunshiner”

Dick – John Prine “Tree of Forgiveness”

Sally – Eliza Gilkyson “Secularia”

Rick – J Mascis “Elastic Days”

The end of the year means it’s time for the KZE Dollar$aver Winter Half-Price Sale! You work hard to earn your money and we want to help you keep more of it, while continuing to enjoy the local restaurants, retail locations and services you love. Every certificate in KZE’s Dollar$aver will be half-price starting Wednesday, December 19th through Monday, December 24th. Enjoy 50% off the next time you need to buy a gift, go out to eat, or treat yourself to health and wellness services! It’s easy with KZE! Your half-price savings certificate prints straight from your printer.  A dollar saved is a dollar earned with the KZE Dollar$aver Winter Half-Price Sale! Click on the image to start saving today!