Spring Semester Has Arrived!

January 26th, 2014

Welcome to WVKR’s spring semester! The schedule is as amazing as ever, so be sure to check it out under the “program guide” tab. Stay tuned for new shows coming in the next couple of weeks.


Program Director ’13-14

New Show Proposals for Spring Semester!

January 16th, 2014

Hello all,

WVKR is preparing to begin its Spring Semester programming for 2014! Winter schedule will end at 11:59 on Sunday January 26th, which means that Monday the 27th marks the first day of the Spring schedule. The updated schedule will be posted soon, so stay tuned!

For the Spring Semester, WVKR will be accepting new show proposals from Vassar students only. Due to the incredible amount of programming added last semester, we have a very limited number of slots available. However, community members can always propose shows for the summer schedule. More information about summer programming will be available in late April and early May.

For students wanting to apply for a show, there are a few steps to complete the process. Prepare a one hour playlist and develop a coherent theme that you will be able to explore in-depth. You will also need to check out five cd’s from the music office and review them following our guidelines. To check out the cd’s, email the music directors to set up a time: wvkrmd@vassar.edu. Sign up for an interview on Saturday, February 1st from 1-4pm, and bring your playlist and reviewed cd’s.

All of this information will be posted beginning January 20th outside of the WVKR station, which is located on the third floor of the college center. There you will find more detailed instructions for show proposals, guidelines for reviewing cd’s, and a sign up sheet for interviews. If you have any questions, feel free to email programdirector@wvkr.org!


Peace and love from WVKR,

Kathryn, Program Director ’13-14

Winter Break Schedule!

December 11th, 2013

Hello listeners,

We’re almost done with another successful fall schedule which ends this Friday, 12/13. Winter schedule will take its place from 12/14/13 until 1/26/14. Congratulations to all our new DJs for their first successful semester at WVKR! Thanks for listening and stay tuned this winter. Scroll down to see the programming!

Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!


Kathryn, WVKR Program Director ’13-’14



1:00 AM         No Idea’s Original

7:00 AM         Sunday Mornings with Nate

9:00 AM         Secret Music

12:00 PM       Diggin’ in the Crates

3:00 PM         Voices Beyond the Wall/Explorations in Jazz

6:00 PM         Radio Showtime

9:00 PM         First World Music



7:00 AM         Owen’s Outside

8:00 AM         Democracy Now!

9:00 AM         Disability Voice

11:00 AM       Pipes ‘n Pizzazz

12:00 PM       The Monday Afternoon Recovery Room

3:00 PM         Noodling with Youko

4:00 PM         Splinters and Candy

5:00 PM         Planet Blue

6:00 PM         Uplifting Vibes

7:00 PM         The Monday Night Polka Beat

9:00 PM         Tumbao por la Noche



8:00 AM         Democracy Now!

10:00 AM       Irish Radio

3:00 PM         Thin Air

5:00 PM         Music for Terminal Three at the Toledo Bus Station

6:00 PM         Hudson Valley Rag Shop

8:00 PM         Folk, Rock, and Roots/International Pulse!

10:00 PM       Kinda Folk



6:00 AM         Kool Meditations

8:00 AM         Democracy Now!

9:00 AM         Classic Country

12:00 PM       Library Cafe

2:00 PM         Vinyl Triumph

5:00 PM         It’s OK

6:00 PM         Irie Groove



8:00 AM         Democracy Now!

9:00 AM         Popcorn and Cleats

10:00 AM       Cajun Medicine Show

12:00 PM       Soul Different

2:00 PM         Throwback Sessions

4:00 PM         Radio Uprising

5:00 PM         Activist Radio

6:00 PM         Radio Eclectica

9:00 PM         Peering Through the Knothole in Granny’s Wooden Leg



7:00 AM         Inside Hudson Valley Politics

8:00 AM         Democracy Now!

9:00 AM         The Big Blue Kitchen

12:00 PM       The Primitive Show

3:00 PM         The Orphanage of Rock and Roll

6:00 PM         Bachelor Pad at Colony 3

7:00 PM         Jukebox Jamboree

9:00 PM         Blues After Hours



6:30 AM         Owen’s Outside

8:00 AM         Polish Hour

9:00 AM         Polka Rascals

11:00 AM       Geetmala

1:00 PM         The Lost and Found Oldies

4:00 PM         Kool Meditations

7:00 PM         Reggae Emporium

9:00 PM         World Beat Radio



November 21st, 2013


I don’t know much about Nils Frahm other than that he’s from Germany and plays piano, and I know even less about modern classical in general. Apparently Frahm is a virtuoso of sorts who’s been releasing music since the mid 2000’s, but has been playing his whole life, which, uh, shows.

Look, I don’t know how to talk about this that well. The closest thing I would think to compare to is Phillip Glass, but that will probably sound dumb to people who do know about this stuff. On Frahm’s new release, he uses grand pianos and synthesizers and pulls from a bunch of live recordings to make the strange, beautiful, passionate, exhilarating record that is Spaces. Seeing as how I don’t really know how to talk about this music, but am fairly certain it’s absolutely brilliant, do yourself a favor and just listen to it.


you can buy it i swear it’s worth it i’ve listened to the whole thing three times today



WVKR Music Director