About Us


local news.

Reclaiming the Narrative is a weekly news radio program produced by community journalists for WXIR 100.9 FM in Rochester NY. We cover the stories, movements, and events that matter to local urban communities, while also providing training and experience for grassroots journalists. Tune in to the live broadcast Fridays at 12 noon on 100.9 FM in Rochester, or online at 1009wxir.com.


News Director/Co-Host

Darien Lamen


585-325-1238 ext.7009

Arts Reporter


Vanessa Ryland-Buntley

News Reporter

Jason Taylor

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