Steve Goodman— Lincoln Park Pirates from the album

Looking for something cool to do this upcoming Friday, Feb. 23rd?

February 21st, 2017

WMU’s Jazz Quartet (including special guests) will be bringing you a live recording concert experience at Overneath Creative Collective.
Here is the event page for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/208586122879679/

 

We hope to see you there!

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2017 Battle of the Bands

February 13th, 2017

Welcome to the Home of WIDR FM’s 2017 Battle of the Bands 

We would like to thank everyone who participated and supported our first every Battle of the Bands competition!
Thanks to your support we were able to host 4 weeks of successful competitions, see below for information about who came out on top…

 

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Say Hello to our New Program Director!

January 12th, 2017

 

Evan Asher– Program Director

Alias: DJ Contra Asset

WMU Major: Accountancy

WIDR Start Date: Fall 2015

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Paul McCartney
  • Tame Impala
  • Parquet Courts
  • Steely Dan
  • Guppy

Recently Rockin’:

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • BadBadNotGood
  • MF DOOM

Favorite Thing About WIDR: Being surrounded by music loving people and being exposed to new music everyday. Helping build the music scene and general attitude towards music in Kalamazoo.

Goal for WIDR: Get every person on campus who wants to DJ, DJing at WIDR.

Fun Fact: I’m actually 6’8″ tall.

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2017 Battle of the Bands: Semi-finalists!

January 5th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce our lineup for our 2017 Battle of the Bands competition!

Each band brings a different, unique sounds and we already have no clue how we are going to choose our winners.

But, then again, who could ask for a better problem to have?

 

 

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Kiva Session with Saxsquash & The Bridge Band!

November 16th, 2016


Thursday December 1st WIDR is having their first Kiva session of the semester with Kalamazoo’s very own Saxsquash & The Bridge Band! The Kiva room is adjacent to the WIDR studio in the basement of the Faunce Student Services building. Come bring yourself and some friends down to the Faunce Building on December 1st for some rockin’ tunes.

This is a great opportunity to dive into the DIT community inside WMU. Help make our show great! You can check out some of their stuff here!

http://bridge-band.com/

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Looking for something to do on a Thursday night?

November 9th, 2016

Homegrown in Kalamazoo, Performers Workshop
hosted by singer/songwriter, Kaitlin Rose

Old Dog Tavern 
every Thursday night from 8pm-11pm (21+ after 9)
Free of charge!
- This workshop is aimed at helping musicians take their act to the next level.
- Group participation is strongly encouraged.
- Kaitlin takes notes on each performers and participants workshop together once during the intermission and again at the end of the night.
- We’re all about providing constructive feedback, sharing where
we think artists can grow as well as complimenting them on what they do well!
If anyone is interested! It’s worth checking out!

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WIDR FM’s 2017 Battle of the Bands

November 2nd, 2016

 

CALLING ALL LOCAL BANDS

WIDR FM is Proud to Announce That we Will be Hosting our First Annual Battle of the Bands Competition, and we Need You!

We are opening for submissions from November 12th-December 16th.

Each band is asked to fill out an online application, and submit 2-3 song recordings along with a band photo.

If you are interested, and want to find more information about how you can get involved, head to our new Battle of the Bands 2017 tab!

Rock On Kalamazoo!

PS: Don’t forget to check out our events on Facebook.com/widrfm

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WIDR-Ween

October 24th, 2016

You can come out to Rupert’s Brew House on Thursday Oct. 27th to get spooky. The doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm. There is a costume contest with WIDR prizes to win, the costume theme is battle of the bands. There will also be some awesome bands to listen to and enjoy!

Perillo (Kzoo)-https://petrillo.bandcamp.com/

The Cantaloupes (Kzoo)- https://thecantaloupes.bandcamp.com/

The Hemingers (Coldwater)- https://thehemingers.bandcamp.com/

Ghost Bunnies (Kzoo)- https://theghostbunnies.bandcamp.com/

There is also WIDR merch to give away and sell. This is not a show to miss out on! Hope to see you there!

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WIDR FM Takes On Homecoming 2016

September 28th, 2016
This year’s Homecoming at Western Michigan University will take place from October 3rd-8th, and we here at WIDR could not be more excited!
 

We are excited to announce that our very own General Manager, Gianna Capadona, has been selected to be a part of the Western Michigan University 2016 Homecoming Court!

Gianna will be running alongside Collin Keener, to find out more head to their page at facebook.com/WesternMichiganUniversity

If you are still in need of plans for Homecoming week and weekend, check out the list of events that WIDR is taking part in:

  • Wednesday, October 5th
    • Western Wednesday
      • At the Flag Poles, 12-2pm
    • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
      • Student Rec Center, 9pm
  • Thursday, October 6th
    • Homecoming Block Party
      • Miller Plaza, 5-7pm
  • Saturday, October 8th
    • WMU Stampede Tailgate
      • Lot 1, 3-6pm (tickets available at mywmu.com)
    • Homecoming Football Game
      • Waldo Stadium, 7pm
      • Head to the game to see our GM represent WIDR on Homecoming Court!
    • WIDR Alumni Society Presents and Evening with Annette Taborn and Friends
      • Shakespeare’s Lower Level, 9pm
      • 21+ and Tickets are $15
      • Proceeds benefit the Jules Rossman Scholarship Fund
Also, be sure to tune in all weekend long to hear Ancient Air, where we invite alumni back to take over the air waves again!

 

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Say Hello To The Newest WIDR Director!

September 28th, 2016


Andrew Paulissen – Production Director

WMU Major: Multimedia Arts Technology with a Minor in Computer Science

WIDR Start Date: August 2016

 Top 5 Artists:

  • Pink Floyd
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Beatles
  • Deadmau5
  • Gorrilaz

Recently Rockin’:

  • Lost Boys by Ruth B
  • The album Classics by .exe
  • Where do i belong by infected mushroom
  • Messiah by I See MONSTAS
  • More than Gravity by Colin and Caroline

Goals: To increase the Quantity and Quality of the Content on widr, and to Introduce some large scale projects.

Favorite Thing About WIDR: All the people. People here are awesome.

Fun Fact: I’ve been playing instruments since I was 6.

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