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    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

    New Student Shows of the Week!

    November 14th, 2013

    This year’s new programming includes some electronic shows that can quite possibly take you to a new dimension. This isn’t the type of electronic that you’d hear at a German Techno Club (however there is a mug night next Thursday for Vassar students featuring German techno, DJ’ed by our own GoldmanSnacks and A-Lexus). Instead, these two shows send out mellow vibes and trance-like radio waves. Spooky.


    The Moon Room with DJ Moon Cup and DJ Buzzlightqueer

    Wednesdays at 2 pm

    Take a midday break and chill out with some tasteful soundscapes. Electroacoustic combines with natural elements to create an immersive atmosphere that may just drown you in relaxation. Be sure to wear a life jacket.


    Field Recordings of the Mind with DJ Rad Banana

    Saturdays at 1 am 

    End your Friday nights (okay, technically Saturday morning…) right with Rad Banana. Minimal electronic featuring artists like Burial and Four Tet who will gently rock you to sleep after the busy week you just had. Yes, you. You are special. You deserve this.


    Be sure to tune in!

    -Kathryn, program director