Welcome to WRFZ 106.3 FM

Rochester’s #1 Community Radio Station

Morning &Mid-Day News/Talk Lineup

David Pakman: 6-7

The Bradcast w/Brad Friedman 7-8

Democracy Now: 8-9

Thom Hartmann:  9-noon

Democracy Now(re-broadcast): 12pm

New Shows Saturdays 3-5pm

Replays Tuesdays 1-3pm & Tuesday-Fridays at Midnight


Rochester Free Radio, Inc. is a non profit 501c3 organization that operates as an LPFM non-profit community radio station at 106.3 FM in Rochester, NY.

Tune in online anytime to hear our selection of local and national programming!

We provide:

  • Music Shows

  • News/Talk Shows

  • Weather Updates

  • Broadcast Training

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Thank you for making Rochester Free Radio our community’s go-to source for information and entertainment.  We are so proud to bring you such amazing local and nationally syndicated shows.


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Check out our 6am kickoff show. A different one each day:

Monday: The Ralph Nader Show
Tuesday: Economic Update/Our American Stories (30 Min Each)
Wednesday: Le Show with Harry Shearer
Thursday: This Way Out/Laura Flanders (30 Min Each)
Friday: Against The Grain

Then listen to a rebroadcast of one of our original shows at 7am:

Monday: Air Wreck Radio (Friday’s Show)
Tuesday: #BeTheChange
Wednesday: Transforming Rochester
Thursday: Air Wreck Radio (Tuesday’s Show)
Friday: ….

THEN, we have Democracy Now and Thom Hartmann for a great start to your day!

Calling all local artists! We want to play YOUR music on WRFZ. Either on a show or during our mixes. Just send us an email with a bio, MP3’s and show dates. And we’ll play your music. PLUS, you could guest on one of our shows and play LIVE on Rochester Free Radio! Drop us an email.

Every Thursday is Classic Rock Triple Play Thursday. From 2am-5am we present Deep Cuts, Live Versions and songs you don’t hear on any classic rock station. The first and third cuts are hits or popular LP cuts. The middle cut is ALWAYS a deep cut.

Our answer to the “Cold” Soft Rock stations that don’t have a clue what Soft Rock actually is!

We maintain that hard rock like Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Disco like Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees and artists like Avicii and The Black Eyed Peas are NOT soft rock… and we have the antidote.

Every Late Monday/Early Tuesday… Midnight to 5am is our version of a soft rock mix!

Check out ALL of our shows on our Schedule page.

You asked how you can support RFR…
Here it is!  We’ve signed up with Patreon.  You can support Rochester Free Radio every month with 2 lousy dTwo Dollars for RFRollars.  (Insert your Better Off Dead joke here.)  To subscribe to exclusive content and more, go to our page at http://www.patreon.com/rocfreeradio.  Your two bucks will help us with the great shows you’ve been enjoying and enable our volunteers to do even more, such as take your phone calls, live music not in our studio and more!

Two dollars is like parking downtown for 15 minutes.  Sign up today!

Rochester Free Radio T-shirts… They Gone! You bought ’em.  Congratulations!  We’re working on the next version of our t-shirt so stay tuned.


Rochester Free Radio embraces the diversity of our community. Therefore, all shows on Rochester Free Radio are produced independently and things said on individual shows do not reflect the opinion of the Board of RFR, other show hosts, volunteers, or underwriters. Our guidelines for show content are posted here, and are available at our station. If you are offended by anything said on any of our shows, please give us constructive criticism, but we also encourage you to submit a proposal for your own show on RFR.