Hear ‘em While They’re Hot: Wednesday Wing Special

May 10th, 2015

Good evening, listeners!

The time has come for another exciting update in our series Hear ‘em While They’re Hot, where we sit down with the DJs who have made WVKR tick/tock over the years and hear what they have to say before they head out into the great big unknown. For the students we interviewed and many more, this week will mark their final shows on the air as this year’s Spring Schedule comes to a close next Sunday, May 17th – so be sure to tune in for the aforementioned shows in our series along with Planet Wings tonight (12-1 am), and the double hour of power, Band Geeks and Chilligan’s Island, on Wednesday (8-10 pm) later this week. But first, let’s catch up with our very own Benjamin Chin ’15 (aka DJ Benny Chin) and learn more about his treat of a twee show, Wednesday Wing Special.


WVKR: Thanks for coming in to chat with us, Ben! So, if I may be so bold, what did WVKR mean to you? Are there any favorite moments that come to mind?

Benny: WVKR gave me the cultural capital to interact with hip kids. I don’t know if I have a favorite show moment, but last week, Hua Hsu told me my show “freaks him out,” (although not for much longer, I guess) and I liked that.

WVKR: High praise, indeed. So, different kind of question: do you have any favorite foods you’d like to mention?

Benny: Soylent–look that up if you don’t know what it is…

WVKR: Thanks – we will! What are you listening to right now – any favorites?

Benny: Heavenly, The Softies, Girlpool, Beat Happening, etc.

WVKR: Cool! Would you say you have a favorite catchphrase – something you live by?

Benny: “I can’t enjoy a party until I know where the bathroom is.” — Hank Hill

WVKR: And is there anything you would like to say to the listeners out there?

Benny: Respect every person you meet, as you would a little brown dog.


Be sure to tune in, twee out, and learn more about what every dog says this Wednesday, May 13th from 3 to 4 pm on the last Wednesday Wing Special of the year. We hope to “see” you there!




Peace, Love, & Independent Radio,





Hear ‘em While They’re Hot: Foxes N’ Fuzzboxes

May 7th, 2015

Good morning, listeners!

At long last, we are proud to present another exciting update in our ongoing public awareness campaign Hear ‘em While They’re Hot, where we sit down with the DJs who have made our station tick/tock over the years and hear what they have to say before they make their grand departure from our airwaves at the end of the semester (in just a few weeks!!!). This time we met with Emma Jacobs ’15 (aka DJ Deadly Nightshade) to talk about her show supreme of Riot grrrl and feminist female-fronted rock, Foxes N’ Fuzzboxes.


WVKR: Great to have you with us, DJ Deadly Nightshade! So, first off, the listeners want to know: how did it all begin for you and Foxes N’ Fuzzboxes? And what are some of your favorite moments from the show?

Emma: I applied for a radio show my very first semester at Vassar in Fall 2011. I had always felt that the music I was into in high school was starkly different from that which my friends listened to, so I thought it would be cool to see if people at Vassar liked the same stuff I did. And they did! At least the Exec Board liked riot grrrl at the time, apparently, and thought it was worth putting on the air. I think WVKR did a lot for me: gave me an opportunity to share the stuff I loved with other people who also liked weird stuff; made me realize that no matter what musical niche you think you’ve cornered the market on, there’s someone who has a more niche interest than you do; allowed me an avenue to talk about what I loved about what I listened to in a low-key but public environment, etc. Plus, WVKR always had cool new stuff in the studio to check out and listen to, so it provided a ton of new interests for me. As for my favorite show moments, a friend of mine once came on to co-DJ and read some of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex in French on air to inject some sweet, old-school feminist theory into the riot grrrl atmosphere, so that was pretty chill. (wow sorry that was way too long).

WVKR: (not long at all!) This one’s a bit smaller anyway: what’s some of your favorite grub?

Emma: Definitely pizza and mac and cheese. My love for these classics has only grown during my Vassar years.

WVKR: What’s some of your favorite music at the moment?

Emma: Laura Marling, Bowie, Mica Levi’s score for Under the Skin, Speedy Ortiz, a thousand other things.

WVKR: If you had any advice for your fellow DJs (or just for life, in general), what would it be?

Emma: “Don’t forget to play it loudddddd.”

WVKR: Agreedddddd. Finally, is there anything you would like to say to the listeners?

Emma: Thanks so much for listening even though women screaming at 1 am is not always super appealing when you’re driving late at night and are looking for something relaxing to listen to!

WVKR: If I may speak for myself here: nothing quite hits the spot at 1 am like Foxes N’ Fuzzboxes. Thank you for meeting with us!


Be sure to tune in and rock out every Monday night / Tuesday morning at 1 am – 2 am for “women screaming” through the (unfortunately) final, Riot grrrl shows of  Foxes N’ Fuzzboxes! From all of us at WVKR, we will miss you, DJ Deadly Nightshade.




Peace, Love, & Independent Radio,



Hear ‘em While They’re Hot: Apocalyptic Dreamscapes

March 12th, 2015

Good afternoon, listeners!

We are proud to present another update in our ongoing public awareness campaign, Hear ‘em While They’re Hot, where, each week, we sit down with the DJs who have made our station tick/tock over the years and hear what they have to say before they depart our airwaves at the end of the spring. This week we sat down with Alexandra Bowditch ’15 and Taylor Pratt ’15 (DJ Beastiality and DJ Narcolexi) to talk about their last semester on the air with the dreamy, ambient beauty of Apocalyptic Dreamscapes.

WVKR: Beastiali-Tay. Narco-Lexy. It’s a pleasure having you with us today. The listeners want to know, how did it all begin for you two?

Alex (speaking for the two): It was a dark & stormy night… 5 seconds too late, they arrived.

WVKR: Wow. Well, let’s get to the next big question. Any favorite foods?

Both: Half baked B&J ice cream, also Phish Food…..also fish food.

WVKR: Any favorite music atm?

Both: Tila Tequila, star 67 (DRAKE!DRAKE!DRAKE!), Mazzy Star & Lovefool by the Cardigans, always.

WVKR: If you two had a catchphrase, what would it be?

Both: “Hey it is time for a PSA featuring –insert– (Beastiali-Tay & Narcolexy)”

WVKR: Is there anything you want to say to the listeners?

Both: I really wish I knew how to answer your phone calls but I love you.

WVKR: They love you too. Thanks for sitting down with us!


Be sure to tune in every Thursday night / Friday morning at the stroke of midnight for the stuff dreams (and dreampop) are made of on Apocalyptic Dreamscapes!

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Peace, Love, & Independent Radio,


[PS: Wanna say hi? Call 845-437-7178 to chat with the DJ(s) currently on the air]


Radio Showtime Website

March 12th, 2015

Dear Listeners,

This year we celebrate 25 fun-filled years of Radio Showtime with a brand-new website at http://radioshowtime.com/

Check out the site for upcoming shows, pictures of old time radio show stars, and to request some of your own favorite shows for the next program and learn more about the host behind it all, Bill Eberle.


Happy Anniversary, Bill!

Be sure to grab a seat by the dial next and every Sunday from 6-9pm for all of your favorite old time radio shows from the 40s, 50s, and 60s with Radio Showtime.


Peace, Love, & Independent Radio,

Johnny Rowlands

Program Director ’14-’15