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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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
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra
- Simon & Garfunkel
- King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
- 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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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
- Thursday, October 6th
- 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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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
- 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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Check out some local music this Friday the 16th at Shakespeare’s Lower Level for our WIDRAMA!
Pets, Last Gasp Collective, Vines and True F.O will be playing.
Check out the FB event page for more details: