Syracuse Community Radio

Grassroots, non-commercial radio for Syracuse and Onondaga County

About SCR

Syracuse Community Radio is bringing grassroots, non-commercial radio to the Syracuse area, and serves civic, cultural, and educational needs through creative, diverse, and informative programming.

We promote programming produced by local volunteers passionate about their subject matter.

We give voice to groups, issues, and music that are overlooked by other media.

We foster grassroots democracy through listener sponsorship, volunteer-driven decision making, and as varied a group of on-air voices as possible.

How do we broadcast now?

We operate a small, licensed FM broadcast of public affairs programs in Madison County. WXXE 90.5 FM reaches a small listening area in and around the Town of Fenner, located about two miles northeast of Cazenovia.

What's next?

In 2003, we applied to the FCC for translators that will rebroadcast our Fenner signal on Syracuse's FM dial.

In the meantime, we are working to increase our broadcast range in Madison County by moving the transmitter to a new site.

We are also working to expand our local production capacity, improve our program schedule, develop our governance structure, expand our board, fundraise, and reach out.


Board of Trustees election result

At the 2007 SCR Annual Meeting held on Thursday, May 24th at the Westcott Community Center, we elected 3 board members to fill the 3 vacant Board of Trustees positions.

Elected were:

Following are their candidate statements they submitted for the election:

Updated changes to SCR's operations

In January 2007, the SCR board and members after a special meeting were able to work out an agreement where the Westcott Community Center took over the former SCR webcast and re-named it Westcott Radio. The WCC now owns and operates the webcast and all former SCR programmers are now doing their shows on the Westcott Radio webcast, from the same studio as before.

The newest SCR Board of Trustees that were elected on March 24th 2007 has decided for now that this arrangement will continue into the foreseeable future. The current board wants to concentrate organizational energy on signal expansion primarily. Once SCR gains a viable FM signal that serves a significant population base in the Syracuse area, the board feels it would make sense for SCR to webcast again, but probably not before such time. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to support Westcott Radio in its effort to use webcasting as a community organizing tool.

Thanks for your interest in community radio in Syracuse!

Raffle Tickets On Sale

We are pleased to announce that raffle tickets are on sale for the live drawing on July 7.
Top prizes include a $75 gift certificate to BC Restaurant and a Cool Kids Kit with discounts to supportive businesses ($75 value).
You need not be present to win, so buy your tickets today!

New Membership Premiums

We are pleased to offer CDs and travel mugs as a thank you for contributions at the $60 and $120 level.
Feel free to browse the available items.
We'll be in touch if you'd made a qualifying contribution, or feel free to contact us!

A new name for SCR?

We're thinking of adopting a new name for Syracuse Community Radio!
A new name would symbolize the renewed commitment to getting heard in Syracuse and help form a new identity for the station.
A good name would communicate the nature of the project. Our name should also be catchy, and something pleasant to hear six times an hour.

Member Meeting Recap

Congratulations to Danny Danhauser, Alec Franklor, Paul Melnikow, Kate Simmer, and Roy vanNorstrand, who were elected to the Board of Trustees at the membership meeting last night! At the board meeting which followed, Paul was elected President; Alec, Secretary; and Roy, Treasurer. (All of these terms expire next month.)
Thanks to Bill and Dana, who submitted their resignation after many years of service to the board.
The next meeting of the membership is the annual meeting, to take place Thursday, February 16, 7 to 9 p.m., at the University Christian Fellowship, 512 Westcott St., Syracuse.

Help Us Reach Our Membership Goal

We need 250 paying members to continue this project! Help us reach our goal!

Call for Nominees

We are currently seeking nominations for our Board of Trustees. Help support grassroots radio locally by joining our working board or helping to nominate others!
The monthly commitment is about four to eight hours: a monthly board meeting, participation in at least one committee (e.g. finance, programming, grassoots fundraising, grantseeking, volunteer, personnel), occasional attendance at events, and willingness to communicate with volunteers, listeners, and other involved parties.
We seek especially nominees who:

Moulin Rouge dinner show

Treat yourself to a dinner show at the Moulin Rouge!

The Moulin Rouge in Paris is the most famous cabaret in the world. The photos of its storefront, often at night, are among the classics to promote the city ​​of Paris to tourists. For French as for foreigners, it is very often a must-see and a memorable memory!

Located at the foot of the Montmartre hill , in the 18th arrondissement, the Moulin Rouge is an emblematic figure of the Pigalle district with a reputation for a warm and festive district. It is at nightfall that he wakes up and the famous cabaret lights up. The Doris Dancers of the Moulin Rouge then go behind the scenes for a show unique in the world. The French Cancan remains one of the highlights of the evening.

It would therefore be a shame to visit Paris without enjoying an evening in this special place. This is why I invite you to discover below the history of the Moulin Rouge , the details of the proposed show, the prices as well as the advice to spend a magical evening and take in your eyes!

Your evening includes admission to the cabaret to attend the show and enjoy a pleasant dinner (3 options to choose from). To make your evening easier, we offer optional pick-up and drop-off at any point in Paris, before and after the review. Come and take advantage of our offer to spend a magical evening at the Moulin Rouge!

Enjoy your dinner in a traditional French gastronomy, orchestrated by the famous Maison Dalloyau , served in a magnificent site of more than 850 seats with its 'Belle Epoque' decoration. A unique moment to share with family, friends or lovers!

>> For all dinner show formulas, the meal is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. and the show at 9:00 p.m.

From creation to French Cancan!

The Spectacle Moulin Rouge was created in 1889 by the founders of the Olympia. If the latter has become a legendary performance hall, the Moulin Rouge is today the most famous cabaret in the world. Champagne, laughter and dancers. Nicknamed "The first palace of women", the place brings all of Paris together in a unique red velvet. The artists flock there and the place quickly becomes a must.

In the 1950s, famous names succeeded one another: Charles Aznavour, Charles Trenet, Line Renaud, Bourvil…

A dance is becoming more and more popular within the cabaret: the French Cancan ! Women in alluring costumes are agitated on stage at a frenzied rhythm. Over the years, this popular dance will become mythical and inseparable from the history of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

If you ask tourists what they prefer during their stay in Paris, they will certainly answer the Eiffel Tower , the Champs-Elysées , the Louvre Museum , Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and ... this Parisian cabaret!

A festive place!

Balls, shows, operettas ... the events follow one another. In 1915, a fire destroyed the place. Reconstruction work will start 6 years later to allow the re-opening. A new management takes over the establishment and will launch the stars of the Moulin Rouge : Gina Palerme, Jeanne Aubert, Maurice Chevalier or the very famous Mistinguett .

Over the years, the Moulin Rouge will take different turns: cinema, night club ... It was in 1951 that renovation works were carried out. A new era for this place which will mark the return of dancing evenings and the prestigious French Cancan ! In 1962, new works will enlarge the room. The reviews are multiplying.

Why a windmill? At the time, the Montmartre hill had around thirty mills to grind corn, seeds or stones. It is therefore a symbol of the neighborhood!


4 large paintings to make spectators around the world dream!

On a choreography by Bill Goodson, "Féerie" is made up of a troupe of 100 artists, including the 60 Doriss Girls recruited from around the world, 1,000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones and glitter created by Corrado Colabucci and produced in the most renowned Parisian workshops (for example, 800 pairs of custom-made shoes from size 35 to 47, ...), sumptuous decorations in shimmering colors and unique designs designed by Gaetano Castelli and manufactured by Italian artists, the best international attractions with exceptional numbers, the long-awaited return of the giant Aquarium ... to original music created by Pierre Porte, recorded by 80 musicians and 60 singers.


Famous in the world for its French Cancan, immortalized by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Moulin Rouge® has always presented sumptuous magazines to spectators around the world: from Quadrille de la Goulue and Valentin-le-Désossé to Redoutes and Operas, from Colette to magazines with a great show by Mistinguett, a concept that is still relevant on the Moulin Rouge® stage: feathers, rhinestones and glitter, fabulous decor, original music and ... the most beautiful girls in the world!
The stars from around the world passing through Paris, Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, Elton John ... have performed at the Moulin Rouge® during exceptional galas, succeeding prestigious French artists, Maurice Chevalier, Jean Gabin, Edith Piaf or Yves Montand.

Board of Trustees

WXXE-FM is licensed to Syracuse Community Radio, Inc., an education corporation actively run by a volunteer Board of Trustees of community members, elected by the members.
The board holds regular monthly meetings, which are open to members. Recent and upcoming meetings include:

Sunday, September 17, 10 a.m. to noon
Syracuse Cultural Workers, 400 Lodi St., Syracuse

Sunday, October 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Syracuse Cultural Workers, 400 Lodi St., Syracuse

Sunday, November 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
Syracuse Cultural Workers, 400 Lodi St., Syracuse

Sunday, December 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Syracuse Cultural Workers, 400 Lodi St., Syracuse

Sunday, January 21, 2007, 7 to 9 p.m.
Syracuse Cultural Workers, 400 Lodi St., Syracuse

Sunday, February 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Syracuse Cultural Workers, 400 Lodi St., Syracuse

The current trustees are:

One third of the trustees (approximately) are elected each year, and a nominating committee is formed each fall to help with the process. If you're interested or know someone who is, please get in touch!

Become a Member

Get us heard on Syracuse's FM dial in 2007-08! Your support helps us obtain the materials and professional help we need to keep our signal expansion on track. It also helps us increase our local programming.

Your help now is important! You are ensuring space on the FM dial that is not driven by profit – nor drained of usefulness by corporate control. Take this important step to put the project on track for the future!

As a member, you will receive updates about our progress, a quarterly newsletter, and the knowledge that you are making this happen!

When you give $60 or more, you will receive your choice of our special membership premiums.

Contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

By Mail

Send your check to:
Syracuse Community Radio
826 Euclid Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

Volunteer for SCR

Get Involved!

Syracuse Community Radio is an all-volunteer organization, and we need your help!

We need responsible, enthusiastic help with fundraising, communications and outreach, training, music, and programming. Some specific opportunities and needs are posted here.

Our trustees are also volunteers. Nominations may be made in November and December for our elections held at the annual meeting in March.

Please contact us to talk about your individual interests!

Volunteer for SCR

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee has developed an 18-month plan for fundraising efforts, and needs help to make them happen!

We need volunteers to help with planning, event coordination, phone calls to members and supporters, mailings, and individual asking. Get in touch if you're interested, and plan to attend the next committee meeting.

Help us raise $18,000 in grassroots support in 2006!

Web Design

We're looking for an artistic, qualified person to design a new look for the SCR website. A group will provide suggestions and a new logo, and give feedback on a couple samples.
We need the final design to be in the form of a Drupal theme. See examples at the Drupal site.
We're looking to identify interested parties now, with a meeting with a committee in late May 2006, proposals by June 21, and a final implementation by July 15.
Please send an explanation of your interest, samples of your work, and an explanation of your experience designing for Drupal or other CMS.

Graphic Design

Are you graphically inclined? We are looking for suggestions for new graphics for the project.
If you're interested, we can send you information from our brainstorming so far. We'd like samples to consider at the Visioning Meeting on May 20.

Submit Music

Calling all artists and artist representatives!

We accept audio submissions in most formats for potential airplay. We strongly recommend sending a CD (or CD-R, but they deteriorate faster), but we can also accept standard cassettes (no 8-tracks) and vinyl.

Items may be mailed to:

Music Team
Syracuse Community Radio
826 Euclid Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

Are you local? We're a community radio station, so we support you, who are part of the community! Feel free to drop your materials in the mail slot at the Westcott Community Center, in an envelope marked SCR.

If you'd like to know if we received your material, please check our inventory blog at If you'd like to know if we're playing your music, you can search our playlists blog at