Konono No. 1— Mama Na Bana from the album

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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 widr.program@gmail.com

If you are interested in being a part of our promotions department and street team, please email our promotions director at widr.promotion@gmail.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.

Keep WIDR Strong With Your Donation!

Donate Via the Web (click here to go to WIDR’s MyWMU giving page)

Find out if your employer will match your donation

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 widr.week@gmail.com 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.

  1. September 10th, 2009 at 11:50 | #1

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  2. barbie
    January 26th, 2010 at 18:18 | #2

    please send me a girlville playlist
    also fri night albion show playlist

  3. widr.music
    January 27th, 2010 at 10:14 | #3


    girrrlville playlist is about half way down on the 23rd


    this is the friday night playlist

  4. wesman
    January 29th, 2010 at 21:44 | #4

    hi i hope some one that managers the website reads this. i donate to widr and i love the station my only complaint is that large portions of the playlists are missing for most of the day. i dont know how many times i have been to the playlist looking for a song i liked and could not find it because it was not listed. someone pleaz respond

  5. March 20th, 2010 at 17:14 | #5

    Hey Widr,

    I am an unsigned/independent artist from kazoo and I would like my songs to be on the air.

    Could you make that possible for me?

    You can listen to my songs on youtube,facebook, and other online retail stores


    If you are interested, please feel free to email me.


    JV JX

  6. widr.music
    March 22nd, 2010 at 09:10 | #6

    javon, send your cds to

    Music Director
    1513 Faunce Student Svc.
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI 49006

  7. james headley
    September 27th, 2010 at 19:24 | #7

    WIDR what a radio station,,the best in the wold… via la musik revalution!!!!!!nothing else plays in my home…much love for WIDR

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  9. Juawon Bell
    December 16th, 2010 at 07:52 | #9


    My name is Juawon Bell I’m from Kalamazoo, Mi and I’m currently a sophomore at Ferris State University. I’m currently earning a Bachelors of Science, majoring in Music Industry Management (entertainment industry). The MIM program gives me the opportunity to complete two internships that will present me with relative experience that relates to the degree in which I’m pursuing. With that said, I was wondering if you have any internship opportunities available. If so, I can send you my cover letter and resume.

    Thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing form you soon.


    Juawon Bell

  10. December 18th, 2010 at 10:04 | #10

    We’re always looking for volunteers for all kinds of things at the station, Juawon. WIDR is unlike the most of the industry, as we’re completely independent and function differently that most radio stations in existence. You can get an application from our office in the basement of the Faunce student services building anytime during business hours, which will be back to normal once school starts up again. If you’ve got questions about the station, feel free to e-mail one of the directors or give us a call in the office.

  11. February 13th, 2011 at 14:22 | #11

    DUDE! I really want to help you guys. I make beats and stuff so you know, I would love to help with your advertising and not only that, I love what you’re doing!
    If I could be of assistance or would like to check out some of my music, beat battles ort anything of the like feel free to shoot me some opinions and/or feedback! Thanks guys!


  12. Dina
    March 14th, 2011 at 22:50 | #12

    I love the music all day and all night. I can’t even find this **** on youtube!! <3

  13. Dina
    March 14th, 2011 at 22:51 | #13

    He’s good. I’ve heard this guy. @TEK

  14. Silverfox
    April 1st, 2011 at 13:50 | #14
  15. April 4th, 2011 at 14:17 | #15

    Silverfox, we’re always looking for for more music. We can’t go through individual band/artist websites, as you can imagine we get a lot submitted, but if you send a CD our music director and reviewing staff they can see about getting it into the library or rotation.

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