Thanks for checking out JAZZfm, from Hudson Valley Public Radio, Inc. HVPR was established in 2014 as a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of establishing and operating a public radio station.
My wife Juli and I are proud to present America’s music: JAZZ! Since inception, we have heard from thousands of listeners who enjoy the fruits of our labor – lead on air by Chuck Leavens. Our mission is to present World Class Jazz like no other, 24/7/365 on air, on line and on your smartphone apps. We enjoy hearing from listeners and businesses who wish to be a part of our special effort!
Hudson Valley Public Radio, Inc.
On Air Staff
Chuck has been an air personality since 1970 with an on-air presence in many markets and been heard nationally for many years as the voice of many commercial products. His love of music knows no bounds with experience in many music formats as his love of music is wide open to the sounds of life. He has known many artists and grew up with a few and to this day appreciates and promotes this music to a new generation of people seeking this special sounds of the mind, heart, and spirit.
Bill Hillgrove is the voice you hear every Saturday on JAZZfm. A lifelong jazz fan, Bill is a font of information about what he’s playing and where some of the artists are performing that week. And did you know this: Bill is the voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network… busy guy!
Tony Mowod, heard weeknights on JAZZfm, has been a champion of jazz on the radio for over four decades. As a teenager, Tony was dazzled by the tremendous number of jazz greats from his native Pittsburgh and responded to them not only as a fan does, but as a young musician himself. (The vibraphone was his instrument of choice, after studying classical piano as a youngster.)
Scott Hanley, heard every Sunday on JAZZfm, has experience in most aspects of broadcasting, especially public radio, in a twenty-plus year career. A former reporter, arts producer, music director, news director and program director, he is active with a number of influential public broadcasting organizations and is a regular leader or panelist at national conferences.