Top 10 Records Spring 2k16 (In No Particular Order)

April 11th, 2016

According to James, Music Director

  1. PinegroveCardinal [Run for Cover]
    Must listen / Perfect songwriting / That is all I will say
  1. Lust For Youth ­– Compassion [Sacred Bones]
    New Order-influenced europop that will make you feel cool perhaps
  1. Essaie Pas ­– Demain est une autre nuit [DFA]
    Francophile minimal goth techno YOU’RE WELCOME
  1. Jesu/Sun Kil Moon Jesu/Sun Kil Moon [Calo Verde/Rough Trade]
    Pseudo(?)-sensitive 49 y/o man reads from diary while 46 y/o dad plays industrial guitar and/or ambient music beneath said musings.
  1. Puce Mary The Spiral [Posh Isolation]
  1. Cellars ­– Phases [Manifesto]
    80’s jams produced by Ariel Pink: dark disco for days//cash for chill
  1. Sound of Ceres Nostalgia for Infinity [Joyful Noise]
    Spa music
  1. Wild Nothing ­– Life of Pause [Captured Tracks/Bella Union]
    Worth the wait, WN delivers us a diverse record full of beautiful gems
  1. Explosions in the Sky The Wilderness [Temporary Residence Limited/Bella Union]
    Pretty songs that each rise from ash within the span of about 5:00 min
  1. Teen Love Yes [Carpark]
    Like a dancy Cocteau Twins, but with intelligible lyrics

Annual WVKR Record Fair!

March 26th, 2016

Saturday, April 23, from 10AM to 3PM, we are hosting our annual Record Fair in Main building on Vassar’s campus! This fair is open to the public and should be a lot of fun. See for more information.

A Link to Our Playlists!

October 7th, 2015

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