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June 22nd – WIDRAMA at Rupert’s

June 7th, 2017

WIDR FM is hosting a WIDRAMA on June 22nd at Rupert’s Brew House.

Starting at 9pm we have :
the Suburbans
Fishing with Dynamite
Nothing New
& BFF

Stop by Rupert’s, and bring your friends for some great tunes!

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BELL’S TICKET GIVEAWAY

May 10th, 2017

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas will be performing at Bell’s Back Room on May 21st

& WIDR just so happens to have a pair of tickets to give away!

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas’ new albums Telephone/Telefono are due to be released June 23rd. The much anticipated second album of the Detroit group follows 2014’s Secret Evil and months of US touring.

Head to our Facebook and tag your potential guest in the comments for a chance to win!

https://www.facebook.com/WIDRfm/

The winner will be chosen and this contest will end on May 17th at 3pm EST

 

MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER/ATTEND!!!

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WIDR FM Will At Arcadia – May 7th, 2017

May 2nd, 2017

Hey everybody!!!

WIDR is going to have DJs rockin’ out from 7am-1pm on May 7th for the Borgess Marathon!

Come by Arcadia for some awesome jams and to cheer on the participants.

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Class is Almost Out!

April 21st, 2017

What better way to say goodbye to another school year than to enjoy some live music right on campus?

Friday, April 28th at 6pm you can start off your summer vacation with some awesome tunes from
Fat Dutch
4 Guys 3 Beards
& the Jeffersons

We will be taking $2 donations, or non-perishable food donations at the door that will go towards the Invisible Needs Project.

So come on out and start this summer with a bang!

Faunce Student Services Bldg, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, United States

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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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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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Design Competition Results

March 28th, 2016

After a long few weeks of waiting, we are pleased to announce the winner and runner-ups of our 2016

Logo Design Competition!

But first, a quick thank you to all who participated, we loved seeing all the creativity you guys have, and look forward to more submissions from you in future events!

In first place, and the winner of our $100 Grand Prize is a hand-drawn design by Kayley K.

Our 3 runner-up designs, and winners of WIDR Swag Bags, come from Frank V., Megan E., and Stan C.


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2016 WIDR Logo Design Competition

March 1st, 2016

Are you creative?

Are you savvy with programs like Photoshop or Logo Design Studio?

Would you like to see one of your designs on REAL merchandise?

Would you like $100?

Do you love Radio Evolution?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then WIDR needs you!

 

This year WIDR FM is putting out an open call for designs to be used on our merchandise for the 2016-2017 school year.

Here is everything you need to know about the contest:

 

JUDGING CRITERIA: Initial entries will be evaluated by the WIDR Director Staff, and judged based on appeal, creativity, content, and marketability. Once the top 5 designs are chosen, they will then be voted on by the public. If your image is selected, we will need the full art in its original file (in layers or vectors) and the font that was used.

 

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

  • A file of the design (.jpg or .png)

  • A PDF document with complete contact Information (Full name, Email, and preferred Phone Number), as well as a short description about the inspiration for the design, as well as what medium it would serve best on (T-shirts, bumper stickers, etc.)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK ON THE “WIDR WEEK 2016″ TAB

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