another pledge drive in the books…

September 16th, 2015

When the numbers on the clock changed to 12:00 and our calendars switched from Monday the 14th to Tuesday the 15th, WVKR’s 2015 Pledge Drive officially came to a close. The students and faculty that make up WVKR’s executive staff just wanted to issue to our listeners an enormous thank you, for all the loyalty you’ve shown this station, through your financial contributions, through your patronage. Your support for WVKR, Poughkeepsie’s commercial-free and fiercely independent radio station, helps fuel us through these bitter Hudson Valley winters and your pledges are the reason we can remain free from the grips of commercial radio. Thank you. We can’t thank you enough.


Luke Dowker (promotions director) and the rest of WVKR executive staff

The 2015 Pledge Drive

September 6th, 2015

Hello Listeners,

The most important week of the year is almost here! Pledge Drive 2015 is from Tuesday, September 8th until Monday, September 14th. To make a donation, you may call us at (845) 437-7178, or print out a mail-in form (click here!).

Donating to WVKR helps us continue our mission to provide the community with quality, independent programming. As a non-commercial station, we depend on our listeners to keep us running. Your pledge allows us to make necessary repairs and upgrades to station equipment, as well as pay for various licenses and fees required to broadcast. Additionally, if you elect to take no premiums, your entire pledge is tax deductible! If you do receive premiums, the surplus of your pledge is tax-deductible. It is also a great opportunity to take advantage of your employing company’s matching grant program.

Below is the premium grid for this year’s Pledge Drive. Your contribution to the station is greatly appreciated, and as a token of thanks, we send back merchandise with every pledge.

For $1.00 – $24.99, you will receive a vintage sticker (designs will vary).

For $25.00 – $49.99, you will receive a vintage sticker and 2015 bookbag.

For $50.00 – $74.99, you will receive a vintage sticker and 2015 t-shirt.

For $75.00 – $99.99, you will receive a vintage sticker, 2015 t-shirt, and 2015 bookbag.

For $100.00 – $149.99, you will receive all of the above AND a grab bag of vintage promotional items.

For $150.00+, you will receive all of the above AND an EXTENDED grab bag of vintage promotional items.

See our 2015 design, t-shirts, and book bags below (click the images to view them larger):

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Best regards,

Kathryn Marshall

General Manager ’15-’16

PD 2015 is Coming!

August 27th, 2015

Hello Loyal Listeners,


This is an exciting time for us at WVKR, since our annual Pledge Drive is in less than two weeks! Remember to mark your calendars from September 8th to September 14th. As a non-commercial, independent radio- we need support from our community to continue to provide listeners with unique, quality programming.

Stay tuned for further information about premiums (merchandise goodies we send back to those who donate!) and the different ways to make a pledge.

Any questions? Feel free to contact


Kathryn Marshall

General Manager


PS: peep our new logo!

Early Summer Selections

June 2nd, 2015

Photo on 5-26-15 at 1.10 PMEyy cowboys(cowpeople?) it’s DJ BOOTZ here bringing  you some SELECTIONS from the musick offerance.

Man, I just heard this cd by STRANGE LOT and boy was it good : For all of u who wanna zone out ~~~~~ but don’t know how ;)

Also Round Eye! Like whuhhhh?!

ALSO listen to SHAMIR: It’ll blow your mind and make u cooler, chiller, and chiller.

Ugh, also the new A$AP Rockee is the bomb daught calm: Watch the video if u cool

WE GOT THE POWERS THAT B BY DEATH GRIPS ((months late)). Listen to the whole thing.

Listen to everything! Listen to more musics! It’s you who matters, not me~~~~


ALSO! Listen to this: