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Get Involved with WIDR
We are always looking for people to help in a variety of ways. Do you like music? Come review CD’s and assist our music director or train to be an on-air DJ. Are you into people and live gigs? Join our promotions team and help spread the word about WIDR events. Are you just looking to get out of the house and meet some fun, non-crazy people who listening to things other than mindless top 40 crap? We make no promises about our sanity levels, but there’s room for you at WIDR and plenty of former nerdlingers who can help you along the path to WIDR cool with music that will blow your mind.
If you are interested in becoming a WIDR DJ, please email our program director at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in being a part of our promotions department and street team, please email our promotions director at email@example.com
If you are interested in volunteering at WIDR in any capacity as long as it’s Radio Evolution, just stop by the main office located at 1501 Faunce Student Services. If you need directions, call (269) 387-6301.
WIDR is a one-of-a-kind place that will repay what you put in ways you can’t imagine yet.
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If you are donating for a particular show during WIDR Week (or any other time of the year for that matter), please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know which shows you like or are donating for. Not only does that help us understand what our supporters support, it’s a boost for the individual DJ’s to know they’re dug.
Without any hint of complaint, it must be said that WIDR is a very low budget station. We play no commercials and we don’t pander to any corporation’s corporate desires to get money: this shows when you look in our wallets. We work hard to live the credo of independent music and Radio Evolution, and this means that we rely on the financial and material support of our listener community, both in Kalamazoo and around the world.
Every year we have our WIDR Week fund raiser, where our listeners get to do the talking…with their nice, cashy money! They say things like, “We love the news, so here’s $10 to help buy AP access;” “WIDR needs more live hip hop, so here’s $200 for an in-studio freestyling mic;” “I’m only six, but I like cartoons and Deerhoof, so here’s the $2 Mom gave me for my ice cream.” It might seem unusual, but WIDR touches the lives of every last person in our audience, no matter where their demographics fall, and they know that even the smallest donations will add up to the continued success of WIDR.
Think about all of the money you spend on music each year and think about what it costs to listen to WIDR every day. If everyone who listened to WIDR at least an hour every week gave us a dollar during WIDR Week – and hour of WIDR is definitely worth more than that, right? – we would have enough to not only run the station for an entire year, but also bring more independent acts to Kalamazoo and host more showcases for local music. Your support regardless of the size is very important and keeps this station not only alive, but thriving and evolving to meet the changing needs of our radio community.
If you still need a reason to give to WIDR, remember that WIDR is a non-profit organization, so all donations (cash, in-kind gifts, and materials) can be written off on your taxes each time you contribute, and you don’t have to wait for WIDR Week to do it.