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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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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

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
    • 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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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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WIDR Week Donation Premiums

March 17th, 2016

It’s that awesome time of the year again, where the snow begins to melt, and we emerge from our hibernation into the magic that is WIDR Week! And this year is a special one as we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of this celebration. For those of you who, like us, love Radio Evolution and want to show us some love with your donations this week, here is a preview of this year’s premiums:

If you donate $30 or more:

Your choice of a WIDR Mug or Pint Glass

If you donate $50 or more:

Your choice of a WIDR Mug or Pint Glass

2016 WIDR Week T-shirt

If you donate $89.10 or more:

Your choice of a WIDR Mug or Pint Glass

Classic WIDR Baseball T

Chance to adopt a DJ of your choice

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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.



  • 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.)



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BTF is almost here!

October 12th, 2011

Hey there WIDRites,

We’re only three days away from Barking Tuna Fest 2011! Everyone at the station is pumped, not just because we’ve got such rockin’, consummate showmen and women coming to party with us, but because so many of you have gone out of your way to show us your love and support. Whether it’s stopping by to get posters for your business, calling the DJs with BTF artist requests, or just yelling at us through car windows that you’re stoked for the show, you’ve heartened us considerably and we can’t wait to hang with you at the show.

As a small favor, if you are coming, would you let us know on Facebook? Night one is here and night two is here. It’s just exciting to see who’s coming and there are quite a few of you that I’ve yet to meet in person, so knowing your mug makes the random hugging less awkward.

If you don’t have your tickets yet, links are as follows: Night 1 – DJ Boone, U.S.S.A., Neil Hamburger, Coma Nova, and Bad Indians and Night 2 – Ty Beat vs. Jaws That Bite vs. Nunca Duerma, Self Says, French Horn Rebellion, Mexicans With Guns, and Orchard Lounge.

For those who’ve been asking, Neil Hamburger will be going on around ten. He’s a big name, but a middle of the night kind of gent, so don’t miss him because of some misguided belief in being fashionably late.

One final note to the fellas who’ve tempted me with offers of marriage, those who show up to BTF will be given preferential treatment once the Odysseus-worthy Ithician suitor trials begin. Just something to think about.


- Johanna

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And now for something completely different.

May 31st, 2011

It’s hot. It’s sticky and it’s hot and there are plenty of things in the world to worry about, but this should make you forget about them for a bit.

This is Auggie, the latest addition to the WIDR family. As you can see, WIDR’s got room for music lovers of all ages, which is pretty bitchin’ when you realize how much weight most stations put on hitting those target demographics at any cost. We love that. Auggie has even been on his dad’s show already, which means he’s well on his way to a bright future of Radio Evolution.

If you’ve got shots of your and yours rocking the WIDR gear and would like to share it with your fellow WIDRites, feel free to send them along or leave links in the comments section. We like seeing you do what you do with what we do.

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