New Art Show ‘Dead Hare Radio Hour’ Makes Waves

March 30th, 2011

WVKR’s newest talk show, Dead Hare Radio Hour, is blowing up the radio waves — and it’s only been around for two weeks!  New DJs Matthew Slaats and Christopher Albert bring us news and conversation about the Hudson Valley art scene.  Rather than just plugging into the area’s commercial art market, they explore the areas visual arts “in a far reaching, in depth way,” according to Vassar’s Miscellany News, who published a piece on Dead Hare the same week as the show’s debut.

The duo seems to have tapped into something big.  Slaats informed us today that the podcast, available on the show’s website, has had over 100 downloads in the last week.  One listener even tuned in from Colorado, writing in an email: “Pretty amazing — from Poughkeepsie to Pueblo with a click.”

Matthew & Christopher in the Studio

Sounds like a great start for a new program.  Keep it up Matt & Chris!  You can listen to Dead Hare Radio Hour on Tuesdays 5-6pm.

SXSW approaches

February 26th, 2011

WVKR will be sending a delegation to the annually radical music business convention in Austin. Aside from showing our faces in a warmer clime, we at WVKR are hoping to say hello to our friends in the independent music and broadcasting scene. From what I hear, SXSW is just the place to do that.

Let us know if you are going to SXSW, we will most certainly say hello.

See you in Austin and if you can’t make it, we’ll be tweeting our way through the extravaganza. That way we’ll always be in touch.


A new Music Blast approaches

February 12th, 2011

It’s on the way. Stay tuned to 91.3 fm WVKR.

New Shows on WVKR!

October 24th, 2010

"omg killer new shows"

That’s right folks. Our NEW fall schedule comes complete with 9 new students shows. Here’s a quick preview:

On Sunday from 2-3 am join “Theater in the Sky” for music from where else? Musical theater. But it’s not just a greatest hits of Broadway: there’s lots of stuff you’ve never heard before.

On Tuesday from 2-4 am, we present “Wall of Sleep” with the very best of Stoner, Sludge and Doom metal. Slow, br00tal riffs to carry you through the hellish night. Turn it up loud.

As a change of pace, Tuesday from 9-10 am, “Dynamic Encounters” explores 20th and 21st century classical compositions for a little taste of the avant garde first thing in the morning.

On Thursday from 2-4 am, join Gabe for “Return to Cool,” a program featuring jazz cuts, primarily from the 1950s and 60s. Perfect for the late night.

Just a few short hours later, from 6-8 am on Thursday, we have “Atmos in Suspension” where Matt explores the cutting edge of post-rock as the sun rises.

Also new on Thursday from 9-10 am is “Sound on Film,” a collection of the last century’s best and often most obscure music from the world of film. WVKR is your new home for Morricone and porno jams.

Back in the late night, on Fridays from 1-3 am we have “Electron Microscope” with live-mixed electronic jams, both sprawling and banging from Scandinavia to New York.

Immediately following “Electron Microscope” we have “Pop Connections” from 3-4 am. Riley takes you through the pop music canon with a focus on new releases that relate in mysterious, or literal ways.

And finally, on Saturdays from 2-3 am, “Tripspotting” rounds out our new programming with a hour of new music of the electronic variety, featuring “trip-” and “hip-” hop.

WVKR: tune in, tune in, and tune in.