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Lizz Wright

January 26 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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Dar Williams Comes to Cohoes

Jan 16, 2019
Dar Williams

January 24 | The Cohoes Music Hall

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Memories of Patsy Cline

January 19th | The Linda

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The legendary Patsy Cline comes to life once again in the national touring show Memories of Patsy. This incredible tribute concert takes its audience on a trip back in time to the days when the amazing singer graced the stages of America.

Lissie at The Hollow!

Jan 7, 2019
Lissie at The Hollow

January 29th | The Hollow in Albany

A powerful combination of heartfelt introspection and contemporary dream-pop, Lissie’s fourth studio album "Castles" marks the return of a singular voice in the modern American scene.

And now, she's returning to Albany. Don't miss this show. For info, go to the Hollow Facebook event page above. For tickets, click here.

Greensky Bluegrass

Thursday, January 10th | The Palace Theatre

Greensky Bluegrass is a genre bending musical group based out of Kalamazoo, MI.

2018 Year End Countdowns

Jan 2, 2019
Best of 2018

Each year since WEXT began, we’ve been able to continue to discover new music. Our year end countdowns are celebrating the yearlong journey of discovery. Like you, we may find fault with the positions the songs are placed in.  The lists are generated based on airplay and listener feedback.

We would love to know what you think. You can reach out by phone or email.

Top 97 of 2018 (pdf)

North Mississippi Allstars

North Mississippi Allstars

Sunday, December 30 | Cohoes Music Hall

North Mississippi Allstars are back with PRAYER FOR PEACE …Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the now venerable band are entering their third decade with perhaps the most vital album of their career. 

The Mallett Brothers

The Hollow | Friday, December 28

The Mallett Brothers

Country rock from the state of Maine. Get down to The Hollow for a rockin' great time. We have tickets, too. 

WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1

For Immediate Release - Friday, December 21, 2018 - TROY, NEW YORK

WMHT Public Media is thrilled to announce the signal expansion of its NPR AAA (Adult Album Alternative) radio station EXIT 97.7 WEXT with the addition of 106.1. WEXT Radio is now available on 106.1 in addition to 97.7 FM.

“WMHT and WEXT have a long tradition of celebrating and elevating arts and culture in our region,” WMHT President and CEO Robert Altman notes. “WEXT Radio is unique, eclectic, and a fierce supporter of our vibrant local 518 music scene.”

Eric Clapton's Santa Claus
Eric Clapton

The holiday season brought with it the WEXT 8 Days of Christmas pledge drive. We offered cool new holiday CDs from Ingrid Michaelson, The Mavericks, Rodney Crowell, JD McPherson, Los Straitjackets, The Monkees, Old 97s and Eric Clapton.

Spend the Holidays with WEXT

Dec 18, 2018
Holidays on WEXT

Each year Christmas through New Year's WEXT has brought you some special programming to brighten and cheer for the holidays.  As we're about to enter our 11th anniversary year, this year continues the tradition.  Below you will find the special programming listed to help celebrate the season. 

Thursday 12/20
11p - The Local 518 Holiday Show

Saturday 12/22
9a - The Peanut Butter Jam: A Muppet Holiday
11p - The Rock N Soul Holiday Party

The 8 Days of Christmas

Dec 16, 2018
Paramount Pictures

WEXT’s 8 Days of Christmas is where you can support the station and its eclectic playlist. The unique nature of WEXT is why you listen, from the music, to the DJ’s, to the lack of commercials. Everything about WEXT is different, and you like that.

Wheels of Soul Radio Pre-Sale

Dec 13, 2018
Wheels of Soul 2019

Here's a chance to get your tickets to see Tedeschi Trucks, Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope before anyone else. Join the Wheels of Soul Radio Pre-Sale.  From 10am until 10pm on Thursday, December 13, you can purchase tickets to the show before they go on sale Friday, December 14th at 10am.

Here's the information

Start: Thurs, 10a
End: Thurs, 10p

Password: SOUL

Ticket Link: https://livemu.sc/2C56uaY

Sawyer Fredericks

We cannot wait for #FirstNightSaratoga2019! We'll be at the Main Stage at the City Center on December 31st from 6pm until the new year begins.  We have a great line-up, just part of the amazing First Night line-up of 70 regional and Local 518 acts.

Join us for Sawyer Fredericks, Sydney Worthley and Professor Louie & the Crowmatix.

Oshima Brothers

We are excited to be with Jamie and Sean, the Oshima Brothers, when they open for Caitlin Canty at Caffe Lena on January 6th, 2019.

Donna The Buffalo

Friday, December 14 | The Cohoes Music Hall

Donna The Buffalo, one of the most popular Americana bands in the Northeast returns to the beautiful Cohoes Music Hall for a night of music and dancing.

Winter Wondergrass Stratton line-up / Agency

WinterWondergrass Festival is coming east!  This weekend, December 14-16, go to the festival by winning your tickets from WEXT!

One winner wins a pair of VIP weekend passes.

One winner wins a pair of weekend passes.

Wheels of Soul 2019


with special guests | BLACKBERRY SMOKE | SHOVELS & ROPE

JULY 14TH | 7 PM



December 14 | The Palace Theatre

Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour with Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher

Whiskey Treaty Roadshow

December 8th | The Linda


The DJs' Best of 2018 Lists

Dec 3, 2018
Best of 2018

Here are the DJ's "Best Of" lists.  We'd love to hear from you, too.  Send your thoughts via email with this link.

Dave Michaels (M-F 5-10a)

Favorite Albums (in no particular order) of 2018:

Santa Speedo Sprint Thirteen!

Nov 27, 2018
Santa Speedo Sprint

13 years going and stronger and bigger than ever!

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP), in association with the Albany All-Star Roller Derby, is pleased to present Santa Speedo Sprint 13!

Net proceeds benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

You may register on-line or in person. Only the first 175 people registered are guaranteed race t-shirts!  

First Night Saratoga 2019

Nov 27, 2018
First Night 2019

First Night Saratoga 2019: Let’s Celebrate!Monday, December 31st

Brubeck Brothers

Friday, November 30th
The Cohoes Music Hall

Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives, including playing a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

Rochmon Record Club

November 29th
The Linda

On Thursday November 29 at 7:30 The Rochmon Record Club will converge to listen, learn about and discuss the classic 1971 album “Sticky Fingers” by the Rolling Stones at The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio 339 Central Ave., Albany.

See Pop-Fest 518 at The Linda!

Nov 23, 2018
Pop Fest 518

Saturday, December 1st
The Linda

Join some greats from the Local 518 for a night of pop music with Sydney Worthley, Blockhouses, Sarah Kohrs and Coyote, Daniel Conley, and Sandy McKnight’s Pop Clique to benefit the Columbia Arts Team.

The National Reserve

Friday, November 30th
The Hangar on the Hudson

Click to visit the Facebook event page.

Our friends, The National Reserve from Brooklyn return! Catch The National Reserve at The Hangar on Friday, November 30th.  Make sure to listen to the Live at EXT session, too!  See the link below.

Kaia Kater

Friday, November 30th
The Massry Center

African-Canadian roots phenom Kaia Kater couldn’t have come on the scene at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history.

Brand X

Thursday, November 29th
The Cohoes Music Hall

Thanksgiving on WEXT Radio

Nov 18, 2018
Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant album cover

Thanksgiving is known for its traditions.

For the past 11 years, WEXT's tradition is let loose Chris and Dave as they play Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." Chris Shaw brings us a bit of an Adirondack Thanksgiving, too. And Michael Eck imagines a gathering for Thanksgiving at the Almanac House in NYC.  Listen for "Thanksgiving Pie" on Thanksgiving Day.