PREMIUMS UPDATE AND MAIL BACKORDERS

February 1st, 2019

Dear Pledgers near and far,

We understand the holidays may have left you wondering if your radio goodies got lost in the post. Fear not! In changing distributors and payment of such, we encountered few obstacles with communication with services on our premiums this year. Our apologies regarding the lateness of premiums mailing, and know that we are awaiting the last of the shipments to arrive so our team can promptly mail them out.

We understand this timeline looks different than the past years, so we wanted to post this announcement to ensure you all will be able to rock your own VKR fashion very soon! Making sure our listeners receive their merch is a priority to us, and expect to send out the bulk of premiums no later than 3 – 4 weeks time.

We appreciate your patience and dedicated listenership, and are forever grateful for your contributions to keep independent radio radiating!

Thank you all for your support,

wvkr exec

AIR STUDIO REPAIRS + TEMP PROGRAM INTERRUPTIONS

January 22nd, 2019

D E A R  WVKR  listeners:

Our air studio has been facing hardware issues since last summer’s storms. We’ve been repairing as more hits have been happening and malfunctions arise with our newly installed equipmeny. The recent interruptions in program are a result of this issue. ☔️🌪⚡️

We’ve currently moved to using our production studio, where shows in automation (such as Democracy Now) and shows that require more specific technologies (such as vinyl) are off air or interrupted temporarily because of repair.

Stay posted, as we announce again when studio is up and running. Hopefully soon with power protection to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

Thank you all for your patience and support during this trying time!

📍 Stay tuned on updates and keep tuning in! 

PLEDGE DRIVE SEPTEMBER 18th-24th!!!!!!!!!!!

September 18th, 2018

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WVKR listeners,

After a summer of storms, your fav indie radio’s 2018 PLEDGE DRIVE WILL RUN TODAY, SEPT 18 to MONDAY NIGHT, SEPT 24!!! We rely on the pledge drive to make a large portion of our yearly budget–to help pay for annual bills and repairs, and to keep independent radio alive!

To make a pledge:

Dial 845-437-7178 during pledge drive week to make a pledge over the phone, or click the “donate” button in the upper right corner of this website. You can also print a donation form by clicking here, and mail it in with your donation to the WVKR Pledge Drive Office (address information posted below).

Donation amount: Premium

$1.00 – $24.99: Sticker and Keychain

$25.00 – $49.99: Keychain, Sticker and 2018 T-shirt

$50.00 – $74.99: Kaychain, Sticker and 2018 tote or 2018 T-shirt

$50.00 or more: Geetmala Show CD

$50.00 or more: Polka Beat Show CD

$75.00 – $99.99: Keychain, Sticker, 2018 T-shirt and 2018 tote

$100.00 or more: Keychain, Sticker, 2018 T-shirt, 2018 tote, Vintage Merch Grab Bag

If you chose to donate without receiving premiums, then your entire donation is tax-deductible. If you choose premiums then only the surplus of your pledge is tax deductible.

Please take advantage of your employer’s matching grant programs!

 

For mail in donations, please send the above form and donation to the following address:

WVKR Gifts
161 College Avenue, Box 725
(note box number must be on the same line and not a separate line)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

A big thank you to all of our listeners who make the station possible and also for stepping up each year to make sure we can stay on air, we really couldn’t do it without you.

Plus, 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!!! Can you believe it????? And don’t forget to take advantage of your employer’s matching grant program!!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay tuned in on updates!

xoxo obsesionadx,

2018 wvkr exec

Jonathan Rodriguez, your General Manager this year <3

Updates from August Storms

August 23rd, 2018

Hello WVKR family —

WVKR was recently greatly affected by the storms of 08/03 and 08/17. During both of those storms significant portions of Vassar College lost power, thus putting the station off the air overnight. In addition to power outages, there have been other difficulties behind the scenes, further complicating the station’s broadcasting. Specifically, we are dealing with broken blades for the console in the Air Studio, as well as shifts in contact for our technician support. Thankfully, with the guidance of Frank and Nick, both of whom are absolutely integral to the station, we were back broadcasting on air shortly after the power outages, and as of today, are back streaming online as well. Summer staff (all two of us) are currently working to ensure that DJs can be back in the Air Studio soon, and definitely before our upcoming pledge drive.

Respectfully yours,
WVKR Summer Staff