November 7th, 2013
we are aware that Democracy Now did not stream today. We apologize for the inconvenience. There are technical difficulties on their online streaming port’s end, and we have emailed them for clarification as to the problem. We’ll post an update as soon as we have one. The problem has been erratic recently, so it is certainly possible that the program will play without any problems tomorrow morning.
November 6th, 2013
A Review in Verse
It was dope dope dope,
Hitting my fave musical tropes.
She played a Dirty Projectors song
Kept me thinkin’ all night long
Solange Knowles, only if we could elope.
Bad poetry, aside. The concert was awesome. Solange had great energy and some pretty sweet dance moves. Much love to VICE and CBS for bringing her. We here at WVKR approve.
Check it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x7wSlrwKJQ
Stay tuned for some DJ Interviews in the near future and a new music blast from our Music Directors.
November 6th, 2013
By Rick Golson
(Riley + Nick, New Music Directors)
Our first “pick of the weak” goes to Chance of Rain, the new LP by Michigan-born, New York-based producer Laurel Halo. It’s her second release on Hyperdub, the first being 2012′s Quarantine (named album of the year by The Wire). She’s also released material on Hippos In Tanks and collaborated on FRKWYS 7 with abstract electronic bros James Ferraro, David Borden, Sam Godin, and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never). But back to the album: Chance of Rain is a raw, dark record of live hardware compositions. Hi-hats jitter and synths pulse over clouds of noise with the occasional disembodied vocal sample. There’s a definite Detroit techno influence: the unrelenting force of Jeff Mills, the outer space synths of Juan Atkins and Terrence Dixon, the twitchy industrial smacks and deep funk bass lines of Omar-S. But this is a different breed of machine music; it feels looser, jazzier, more improvisational and urgent. There’s less funk, more paranoia. And as each throbbing track builds and contracts, you feel Halo thinking, sense her intentions. It’s a terrifying and stimulating ride.
September 17th, 2013
Pledge drive was a huge success this year — we at WVKR wish to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who pledged this week!! The money that you’ve donated will be used for crucial elements of our station, including our broadcast tower rental, online stream, and repairs/upgrades to our studio equipment. We couldn’t keep the motor running without your kind support, so we can’t say thanks enough. We’re excited to provide you with some of the most eclectic programming in the Hudson Valley (and beyond!) for yet another year. Hugs and high-fives all around.
Our fall schedule has begun today, and we’re very stoked to welcome back our returning student DJs (a fresh batch of new student DJs will be joining us soon as well, so keep watching this space)! Feel free to check the program guide above, find a few student shows that sound cool to you, and tune in all season to hear us bright-eyed / bushy-tailed / kinda-weird college kids playing the music we love and spreading the news we care about.
Keep it tuned to the freewaves!
General Manager // 2013-2014