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:

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,