September 10th, 2012

Dear Loyal Listeners,

Our annual pledge drive is upon us! WVKR is an independent station, which means we can provide commercial-free programming but only with the support of our listeners who are the dominant provider of station funds.

From Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Monday, Sept. 17 you may pledge by calling in at 845.437.7178, or at anytime by downloading the forms attached below and mailing in your pledge.

Why pledge?

1. WVKR operation is only possible with listener support.  Our listeners are the dominant provider of station funds. Please help keep independent radio alive. For one week each year we interrupt our programming to ask our devoted listeners to donate. For the rest of the year, you may enjoy non-stop, commercial free programming

2. Support your favorite shows. Let our DJs know just how much they are appreciated. The variety of programming on WVKR is achievable only because of listener contribution.

3. If you pledge to WVKR and elect to take no premiums, your pledge is tax-deductible. If you do receive premiums, the surplus of your pledge is tax-deductible

4. Take advantage of your employing company’s matching grant program to give your favorite station an added boost.

5. Your pledge helps us offset the unexpected cost of purchasing a new transmitter after we had to replace our failed transmitter last winter

6. Our online streaming costs have gone up, but we would like to remain streaming at the highest quality possible for the benefit of our listeners.

2012 Online Pledge Drive Form (PDF)

2012 Online Pledge Drive Form (DOC)

Thank you so much for your continued support of WVKR!


Rachel Vogel

General Manager

Pledge Drive 2012!!

September 3rd, 2012

Hello Loyal Listeners!

Although our annual pledge drive typically falls the Tuesday following Labor Day, this year it will occur from Tuesday, September 11th to Monday, September 17th because of Vassar’s later start date for classes.

As many of you know, WVKR is an independent station, and we provide commercial-free programming because of the support of you, our listeners.

Keep checking back here, at, in the next week for more information about how to make your pledge and reasons why you should continue to support WVKR!

Thanks, and Happy Labor Day,

Rachel Vogel

WVKR General Manager 2012-2013


The Campus Current Gets Political

April 10th, 2012

This week on the Campus Current we explore politics on all scales. First, Molly interviews Monica McWilliams, co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, who was one of the two women to the sign the Good Friday Agreement. Next, we hear from two campus organizations, the Vassar Democrats and the Moderate Independent Conservative Alliance (MICA) to talk about party politics on campus. Next, Sarah interviews award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, who visited Vassar to give a lecture on her recent book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” Finally, we take a look into the Vassar Student Association electoral process, just in time for the end of filing. Tune in from 5-6pm!


March 28th, 2012

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Pick up your *free* blank CD in the college center (Tuesday-Thursday afternoons). Look for WVKR’s table

Step 2: Burn a mix of your favorite music

Step 3: Bring your mix to Late Night at the Loeb

Step 4: Exchange your mix with a stranger! (Let’s do this at 7pm)

Then enjoy live performances by student musicians:

Thea Ballard
“chillwave mom-f0lk” RIYL: julia roberts, black flag

“sound collage/techno/musique concr?te”

Opening credits by Goldman Snachs


Brought to you by WVKR 91.3 & the Student Advisory Committee for the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

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