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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,





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,