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The WKZE Staff is proud to announce our picks for Favorite Albums of 2021! Barb – Valerie June “The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers” Will B. – Toumani Diabaté with The London Symphony Orchestra “Kôrôlén” Faith – Sierra Ferrell “Long Time Coming” Corey – Los Lobos “Native Sons” Dick – John Hurlbut and Jorma […]

The Midweek Meetup with host, Will Baylies, airs most Wednesdays at around 4:15pm during KZE’s Afternoon Drive program. It features important and interesting people from our region who are making an impact on our lives and our neighborhoods. Interviews are sorted so the most recent one is at the top. After clicking on the link […]

Dave Keating DAVE KEATING’s parents told him at an impressionable young age that he had “a face made for radio”. He took that encouragement to heart and got involved with his high school radio station in eastern Massachusetts as a freshman. This started a life-long love affair with radio. Over that time Dave has done […]

Here’s what listeners have to say about 98.1 KZE – The Home of Musical Diversity! Rick, I’ve never emailed a radio station before, but I wanted to let you know, you always have the right tunes as we are driving in in the morning. Even on our hardest days out the door, you always help […]

Take part in KZE’s GoFundMe Campaign by clicking anywhere in this paragraph. Please note that your name will be shown unless you choose the Anonymous option. You can also use either of the PayPal options below and only KZE will see your donation. If you’re one of those people who dread leaving the Mid-Hudson Valley […]

Professor Louie Grammy Nominated Professor Louie has been a resident of The Hudson Valley for the past thirty years. An award winning musician, recording producer and engineer, he has captured the talents of some of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians, most notably, The Band. For 15 years Professor Louie served as co-producer, engineer and […]

Q: What do you do at KZE? A: Host of the Garden Show and Home, which airs Sundays from 8-9am Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE? A: I work as a gardener, as well as logistics for set up for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. […]

KZE’s Parlour Session with Chris Smither took place on Friday, May 25th from noon-1 pm. His 18th and newest record “Call Me Lucky“, is arguably his best and features his first set of brand new originals in six years. The performance took place in the Historic Elmendorph Inn, next door to the KZE Studios, a […]

Congratulations to Tom from Rensselaerville! Enjoy your prizes! Tom won all the amenities to throw a great deck party! Prize Package: – A brand new Weber Stainless Steel gas grill – The Genesis II E-310 (a $699 value!) from Williams Lumber and Home Centers, with 8 locations including Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Hudson, High Falls & […]

Q: What do you do at KZE? A: Update the Arts Calendar & spin music on Saturdays from 10-2. Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE? A: Momma bliss: reading a ton of books out loud, living room dance parties, kitchen science experiments, watching nature unfold & generally gazing the world […]