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‘Breakfast with the Beatles’ with Dave Kane to air at 10 a.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 4

Dave Kane
Dave Kane

ROCHESTER – Just a little more than a year into his retirement, longtime Rochester radio host Dave Kane is back on the air. This time, Kane joins WXXI Public Media to bring his show “Breakfast with the Beatles” to “Different Radio” Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., beginning September 4 on WITH (90.1 FM in Ithaca; and WRUR (88.5 FM in Rochester; online).

The weekly, two-hour program celebrates the art, the influence, and the legacy of the music of The Beatles. Each week, Kane will take a deep dive into The Beatles’ expansive catalog, as well as serve up hearty helpings of their solo work. He’ll also provide background information on the songs, give historical perspectives, and discuss The Beatles’ ongoing, everlasting impact on the world.

Kane spent his formative years in Brooklyn, New York, before trekking to Western New York to attend college at SUNY Brockport, graduating in 1979. In September of that year, he landed his first radio gig doing overnights in Geneva N.Y. In January of 1980, he returned to Rochester to host overnights at first, then the evening air shift on rock station Magic 92 (WMJQ-FM) before landing at 96.5 WCMF in February 1981, where he remained in the midday shift until his retirement in April 2021.

In 2019 the Rochester Music Hall of Fame presented Kane with a “Special Merit Award” during the induction of WCMF. He was also nominated for a prestigious “Radio Personality of the Year” Marconi Award and is a six-time nominee for Billboard Magazine’s “Music Director of the Year.” Kane lives in Greece with his beloved Rottweiler, Raymond.

WRUR-FM 88.5, a broadcast partnership between WXXI Public Media and the University of Rochester, provides NPR news and an eclectic mix of music programming. WITH-FM 90.1, located in Ithaca, New York, is a broadcast partnership with WXXI and Hobart & William Smith Colleges. WITH-FM 90.1 presents NPR news and music that works to further strengthen public radio in the Finger Lakes region.