Lee Rust’s North Coast Radio Inc. signed off Jazz “North Coast 105.9” WJZR Rochester NY on Sunday evening.
As first reported by Northeast Radio Watch, the station’s sign-off comes as Rust has decided to retire. WJZR has featured similar programming since the Rust signed-on the station in 1993. A second-generation broadcaster whose father owned 1180 WHAM and 98.9 WHFM in the market, Rust was also responsible for launching the Jazz format on 90.1 WGMC as General Manager in the mid 1980s.
NERW states that the sign-off came just after 10:30pm on Sunday with Rust playing Miles Davis’ “In a Silent Way” followed by a brief farewell statement.
Plans for the station’s license going forward have not been announced.