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WIDR Block Party 2015 Re-Cap

September 21st, 2015

The WIDR crew would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who was involved with the WIDR BLOCK PARTY 2015. Whether you were volunteering with our merchandise table, performing on stage, or just there to have a good time, you made this day spectacular. We feel very supported by our community and can’t wait until next year.

In the meantime, keep it tuned to 89.1fm and check this killer re-cap video from our friends at YBOT.



September 3rd, 2015


The 3rd Annual WIDR Block Party will take place from 12noon to 8pm. Come enjoy live music, food, fun, join your friends, meet your community &  support local businesses. We hope to see you there!


Audiotree Music Festival Set Times Announced!

August 7th, 2015

It’s that time of year again, y’all. Audiotree Music Festival is returning to Kalamazoo!
WIDRfm is proud to be helping out our friends from the windy city to promote such a killer day of music. The event takes place at District Square in downtown Kzoo and runs from about 2pm until just after 10pm. More information is on it’s way, as well as ticket giveaways, exclusive interviews, and artist previews. Here’s the just-released schedule:


DJ Bowser in Revue Magazine

August 4th, 2015

Our very own DJ Bowser is featured in Revue WM for August 2015! Bowser discusses everything from Violent Apathy to his long-time gig here at 89.1fm WIDR.

Click on the issue below to browse and zoom!


A July WIDRAMA at Louie’s Trophy House

June 14th, 2015


It’s WIDRAMA time, Kalamazoo. We are ready to celebrate this warm weather with a great line-up at Louie’s Trophy House!

Coming from the far-away lands of Southbend, Chicago, and Cleaveland, these touring bands are sure to put on a great show. Kalamazoo’s Petrillo will be present too, so you can catch them if you’ve missed any of their recent rave-worthy appearances.

The show will take place on July 10/ doors open at 8. You must be 18+ to attend this tiny mid-west fest. Bring some extra $$$ for the WIDR table, ya dig?

Facebook event here:



Sam Herald Bench Dedication

June 11th, 2015


As many of you may know, earlier this year we lost our beloved Dr. Staticoy. In honor of his lifelong dedication and passion for WIDR, a bench will now live outside of the WIDR studios in his name. Tonight, June 11th, there will be a ceremony to honor both Sam Herald and the bench that will allow him to leave a permanent mark here at WIDR. The ceremony is open to the public, and if you are interested in attending, here is what you will need to know:

The ceremony will take place outside the WIDR studio on the South side of the Faunce Student Services building at 6:00 pm. WMU Parking Services graciously allowing us use of two lots from 5:00 pm to 7:30: the small lot just south of the roundabout near Faunce , and Lot 39 which is south of the large lot south of Miller Auditorium. The bench will be on display, funds raised beyond the cost of the bench will be handed over to the radio station, and people will be encouraged to share memories of their time with Sam, especially when it comes to time shared at WIDR.

Please join if you are able.

WIDR would like to extend a special thanks to Mark Chucta for organizing this beautiful event.


Fat Guy Fest 2

June 9th, 2015

WIDR fm is stoked to once again be sponsoring FAT GUY FEST. You may be unfamiliar with this event as this is only year 2. Explained best at

August 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Shakespeare’s Lower Level will be the host to the second annual Fat Guy Fest. The first year lineup featured over 40 regional, national, and internationally touring bands from the U.S., France, and Canada! Fans of punk rock, hardcore, ska, indie, alternative, surf, sludge, metal, and good old fashioned rock n’ roll will all find something to love here.

More details will be released as we approach August, but you can already check out the great line-up of bands and sponsors on their website. We will be hosting ticket giveaways, featuring some of these artists in our rotation, and hopefully we’ll snag a few on-air interviews and sessions with these guys.

We’d like to thank Shakespeare’s Lower Level for asking WIDRfm to sponsor this event. They know we’re all punks at heart.


Interested in volunteering at WIDRfm?

May 17th, 2015

WIDRfm is a great place to volunteer! Whether you’re reviewing the newest music for on-air rotation, alphabetizing our large library of cds and vinyl, or spending 1 to 3 hours per week as a regular disc jockey, we have so many volunteer opportunities at the station. And we’d love to have you as part of our team!

Come by the office in the Faunce Student Services building on campus or send an email over to for an application.


Meet the New GM: Gianna Capadona

May 6th, 2015

Being the General Manager of WIDRfm is a big undertaking. The GM manages all day-to-day operations of the station, represents WIDR at school and community events, meets weekly with our Student Media Group board, plus so much more. We couldn’t be more pleased with our new General Manager, Gianna Capadona.

Name: Gianna Capadona

Alias: DJ Enso

WMU Major:  FVM and MAT

WIDR Start Date: December 2013

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Lake Street Dive
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Allen Stone
  • Kongos
  • Laura Mvula

Recently Rockin’:

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • MisterWives
  • D’Angelo
  • Snarky Puppy
  • MoZella

Favorite thing about WIDR: You can always find the the most interesting people and music at WIDR, I’m always discovering new things!

Goal for WIDR:  To turn WIDR into a thriving radio station that everyone on campus loves just as much as I do.

Fun Fact: I missed out on almost an entire semester of working at WIDR because I couldn’t find it.


Meet the New Director: Evan Asher

May 4th, 2015

Evan Asher will be taking over the Business Director position here at WIDRfm! Evan has been reviewing music as a volunteer for some time now. We’re excited to have him as part of the team! Here are the basics:

Name: Evan Asher

Alias: DJ Contra Asset

WMU Major:  Accountancy

WIDR Start Date: May 2015

5 Favorite Bands:

  • Tame Impala
  • The White Stripes
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Kanye West
  • Mac Demarco

Recently Rockin’:

  • Ty Segall
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Paul McCartney
  • Run the Jewels
  • Wavves

Favorite thing about WIDR: Being surrounded by people that have a passion for music, like myself.

Goal for WIDR:  get our station the exposure, reputation and amount of listeners that it deserves on WMU’s campus as well as in Kalamazoo itself.

Fun Fact: I am stronger than Hulk Hogan.