Marianne has been fortunate to be involved in four decades of WXXI’s multimedia services, first as radio operations director, then FM program manager, and since 1988 as a part-time music programmer and host. She joined WXXI radio when, like many public stations, its format was a mix of news, folk, jazz, classical and ethnic programming, much of it hosted by volunteers from the community. Gradually WXXI-FM evolved, first into a classical and news format, then into a full-time classical music service when news and jazz moved to AM 1370.
Marianne holds a degree in history from Nazareth College! A Rochester native, she is a proud and enthusiastic city resident and avid gardener. Her children may live in Boston and NYC, but she says (quoting Sondheim), “I’m still here!”
You can hear her on Saturdays after the opera and occasionally during the week.