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  • 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

    New *Student Shows* of the Week!

    November 21st, 2013

    Bossa Nova Bonanza!

    November blues got you stuck in a rut? Winter jacket weighing you down? Excited for Thanksgiving but not for the hugs from your creepy Uncle Larry? Let’s face it, you need some spice in your life. And no, I’m not talking about an overpriced pumpkin spice latte. Instead, add some excitement to your life with WVKR’s new bossa nova shows, hosted by some of the jazziest cats on campus. Meeee-ow!


    Bossa Nova and So Much More!

    Tuesdays 9-10 am 

    Enjoy a post breakfast pick-me-up with DJs John Tapscott and Mad Cow. Featuring bossa nova and other latin jazz, with surprises of both contemporary beats and earlier influences. Be prepared to dance the morning away! Just remember that strangers may stare if you try to samba down the sidewalk. Oh well.


    Planeta Tropicalia

    Wednesdays 1-2 pm

    While DJ Glitter shines brighter than the sun, DJ Showtime Gordon soothes your achey breaky heart with his mellow vocal chords. Their take on Brazilian jazz will be sure to make your lunch hour more satisfying than that sad excuse for a sandwich you plan on eating.


    TUNE IN! And also call in to thank our awesome new DJ’s for all of their hard work! (845) 437-7178.

    -Kathryn, your slightly-above-average Program Director