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Program Schedule

All air-times fall under the Eastern Standard Time Zone.

Updated 4/10/2014

MONDAY

 

Midnight – 2 AM
Strange Attractor w/ DJ Zodiac
Can’t sleep? Afraid that the faceless beings of your night terrors are, in fact, real? You don’t have to listen to the whispering voices any more. Spend your last moments in a state of heightened awareness as DJ Zodiac brings you two hours of live mixed ambient and experimental electronics. Sourced from the spaces between subatomic particles and guaranteed to nullify/amplify existential dread.

 

2 – 4 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Building and fill out an application.

4 – 7 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
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7 – 8 AM
Variety w/ DJ Lake Maddox
Our newest DJ spins all the best in WIDR variety with a personal blend of techno and electronica.

 

10 AM – 11 AM
Monday Morning Weekly Kick off w/DJ Beardy P
Tune in to hear all of the latest album drops, all the way through.

 

11 – 1 PM
The Dude-Time Lunch Hour w/DJ Dude
Listen as DJ DUDE chauffeurs you, the WIDR listener, across an emotional soundscape through time and genre. (And, it really ties the room together, man.)
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1 – 3 PM
A Show About Everything w/ Joe Cool

A fun, intellectually stimulating show that incorporates great music from everywhere and anywhere.

3 – 5 PM
DJ T and the Mondo Superlatives with DJ T

Enjoy the slick sounds of jazz, funk, soul and everything in the between with DJ T’s personal mix of oldies, psychedelic rock, and various odds and ends from decades past.

 

5 – 7 PM
Twist A Go Go w/ Napoleon Solo
A swingin’ show that plays go go music, music that was played in the go go clubs, and all points before, after and in between the stratosphere. Dance ravers, teenage pounders, knockout stompers, and a few oddities…we do it all here on the Twist A Go Go!
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7 – 8 PM
The Basement Show
Live local music direct from the WIDR studios.
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8 – 10 PM
Arctic Paradise w/ Golden Joe
A journey through some of the less explored regions of music and an attempt to show the common ground between them all. Post Punk, No Wave, Free Jazz, Spazz Core, Krautrock, Delta Blues, Lo-Fi Pop, Noise & American Folk.
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10 PM – 12 AM
Super Pipe House w/ DJ Boyscout
Strap on your Power Glove, grab your portal device and tune your radio to 89.1 FM for the best in video game sounds. Super Pipe House is your source for maximum retrofuturist enjoyment, featuring video game soundtracks, chiptunes, 8-bit covers, music inspired by video games, and anything else related to the glorious hours we’ve all spent rescuing the princess and destroying shuffling legions of the undead.

 

TUESDAY

 

Midnight – 2 AM
Open Shift /w DJ Could Be You
Come Down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Services Building and fill out an application

2 – 4 AM

Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Building and fill out an application.

4 – 8 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
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8 – 10:30 AM
WIDR Variety w/DJ Enso
Tune in for your weekly dose of WIDR variety with DJ Enso

 

11am – 12pm
The Desert Island Show w/ Castaway Cara
Tune in and listen as Castaway Cara takes you on a sonic adventure with garage rock, psychedelia, and good old fashioned rock and roll.

12pm-3pm
The Show w/DJ Deuce and Jam Master Joe
Tune in to hear good music and win free tickets to local events, eh? Hosers.

 

3 – 5 PM

WIDR Variety w/ DJ Purelyk
It’s okay, we know those other stations have been playing the same 50 songs for the past three weeks. You won’t get that here, thanks to DJ purelyk. You’ll hear an eclectic mix of music genres based on recent album releases.
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5 – 7 PM
The Deuce Project w/ J-Unit 1
The Deuce Project is a science fiction themed radio show that has been running on 89.1fm in Kalamazoo for about 7 years. We play music that involves references to science fiction, science, mathematics, or anything in that generally dorky flavor. The songs relate either via lyrics, band name, song name, album name, or sometimes just the general aesthetic of the song. Please enjoy.
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7 – 8 PM
The Audio Bijou w/ Zack
WIDR’s weekly movie news, reviews, and music show. Bringing a look at the official box office tallies, previews of the new releases coming to theaters, a round up of the latest DVD’s to hit the shelves, challenging and entertaining movie trivia, insightful, expert and accessable reviews, and music from the movies that you won’t hear anywhere else.
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8 – 10 PM
Blues Power w/ Mike Irelan
One of the oldest Blues shows in the Kalamazoo area and the only one where you can hear acoustic and electric blues from the 1920s to today. Blues Power is proud to support local Blues by playing CDs by local acts, bringing live in-studio performances, and announcing upcoming shows. Keeping the Blues alive is the message, and as Professor Longhair once said, “If you don’t like the blues, you got a hole in your soul!”
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10 PM – Midnight
Reggae Revolution w/ Jonathan
Reggae and culture culminate as Jonathan brings you roots, reggae, dub, nyahbinghi, rock steady, and the occasional non-reggae African-based music. The Revolution also provides reggae/African music concert listings in the Kalamazoo area and revolutionary tidbits, pieces of important news relating to Africa and the African diaspora, and regular ticket giveaways to reggae concerts in the area.
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WEDNESDAY

 

Midnight – 2 AM
Open Slot w/ J Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Services Building and fill out an application!

2 – 6 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
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6 – 8 AM

Variety w/DJ GrimeQueen

Ease into your day with DJ GrimeQueen’s cheerful personality and awesome mix of WIDR variety.

 

8 – 10 AM
The Shakedown w/ DJ Colibri
Hey there, early riser. Can we interest you in a steaming mug of Radio Evolution? Join DJ Colibri for a morning show full of blues, funk, hard rock and grunge to get your morning started off right.

 

10 AM – Noon
Variety Hour w/ DJ Shorts
Tune in for a truly eclectic music experience and be awed by Short’s expansive musical library. If it’s been recorded, he probably has it.

Noon- 2 PM

Variety w/ DJ Chenga
Tune in and let DJ Chenga turn you on to new music! With a voice like his, you’ll wish the show didn’t have to end at 3pm.

 

2 – 5 PM
The 3 Hour Adventure w/ KK Slider
All KK Slider wants to do is guide you through a radio adventure. 3 hours of music from both past and present. He’ll be sliding into the air waves every Wednesday from 2-5pm. He loves his listeners, so don’t be shy and call in 1t 269-387-6303!

 

5 – 7 PM
Pop and Twang w/ Professor Pop and Penny Lane
Are you a fan of strong melodies, crisp vocal harmonies and crunchy guitar riffs? Do you enjoy the side of country that is more roots rock, bluegrass and rockabilly? If so then listen to Professor Pop and Madam Twang play the best in Power Pop and Alt-Country from the past to the present. It’s WIDR’s version of “A little bit of country and a little bit of rock & roll!”
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7 – 9 PM
Love Explosion w/ Chuck Finley
New music. Old music. Good music. The best of the WIDR Rotation, esoteric oddities and of course your requests! I still go to taco bell. Drive through, raw as hell – I don’t care, I’m still real no matter how many records I sell. After the show or after the grammys I like to go cool out with the family. Sippin’, reminiscing on days when I had a Mustang. Telly Savalas rounds out the cast.
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9 PM – Midnight
The Bat Guano SWAG! Radio Program
Finally, a Radio Program You Can LISTEN To! When Bat Guano created SwaG!, he used ingredients specially blended for listenability. All of the notes created by the finest musicians are in most of the songs he broadcasts. Genres are mixed and matched, compared and contrasted, hitting all the seasons that make it lively for the ears & tongue. Then it is all lightly breaded and personally dipt in Ranch Dressing by your server, Bat Guano. How’s everything tastin’ tonight? Everything’s tastin’ like SwaG!
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THURSDAY

 

Midnight – 2 AM
Rock And/Or Roll w/ The Doctor
The Best In Good Times Bottle Smashing Rock And Roll (1950′s/60′s/70′s To The Present).
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2 – 7 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Services Building and fill out an application.

7am-9am

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9am-11am
Variety w/DJ Socrates
Tune in to DJ Socrates as he hits you with some wise words, oldies, pop punk, and everything in between!

 

11am-1pm
Variety w/ DJ Tedward
It’s Tedward! Tune in to hear WIDR’s cuddliest DJ spinning all the best in WIDR variety with the occasional themed show.

 

1pm-3pm
Variety Done Right  w/ DJ Duker
Get through your afternoon slump with DJ Duker, who brings you WIDR variety peppered with some harder tunes


3pm-5pm
Girrrlville w/ DJ Pugsley and DJ Third Wave
Music by ladies, for ladies, for anyone who loves ladies, or for anyone who knows a lady. Music from all genres with lead female vocals. Girl Power!

 

5pm-7pm
DONTBESQUARE JAMZ! w/ DJ Bosco
Explore the sonic universe of live improvisational music and jam culture with DJ Bosco. Each week hear recordings from an extensive archive of hundreds of live concert recordings and the scene’s best studio albums. You’d be hard pressed to hear this music anywhere else. Expect classic rock’s funky riffs & shredding guitar solos, the jam-tronica scene’s tightest electronic grooves, jam grass’ foot stompin’ vibes and everything else in between. If it jams you can find it on DONTBESQUARE JAMZ! Along the way experience thought provoking artist and industry insider interviews, live on-air in-studio performances and much more. Think of DONTBESQUARE JAMZ! as your source for the pulse of the local, regional and national music scenes. Start your Thursday night off right; be in the know, discover the music that permeates all around you!
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7pm-8pm Variety

 

8-10pm Get In the Groove w/ DJ Hardbargain
The best in Classic Soul, Funk, R&B, Reggae, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Doo Wop, Afrobeat and more. Strictly vinyl for yr listening pleasure!

 

10pm-12am
No Mercy Evening Show w/ DJ Coolhand Luke

Cool Hand Luke starts the weekend early with two hours of Merciless Entertainment on Thursday night. The NO MERCY EVENING SHOW features a vast variety of music from brand new dubstep to old time blues.
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FRIDAY

 

Midnight – 2 AM
Electro Pop Therapy w/ Danger Groove
Can’t sleep? Want to dance? Tune in and let Danger Groove electrify your mind, body, and soul (if you’ve got one). Danger! Danger! High Voltage!

 

2 – 4 AM
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4 – 7 PM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Building and fill out an application.

 

7 – 9 AM
Variety w/ DJ

 

9 AM – 11 AM
NO MERCY MORNING SHOW w/ Cool Hand Luke
WIDR’s newest sports show broadcasts every Friday during your morning commute so you can keep up with your favorite teams on the go.

 

Noon – 3 PM
Mid Day Mix w/ SicMusiQ
Every Friday from noon-3pm SicMusiq provides a window to the world of sports, media, and entertainment while showcasing new music from new upcoming artists. Tune in and you’ll hear Sic Music spinning and sets from local DJs in a postmodern mash up of all that matters to the youth of today.

 

3 – 5 PM
Happy Days w/ The Fonz
Relive the good ‘ole days as quirky Fonz takes you on a journey through all genres, most notably electronica and hard hitting rock and roll.

5 – 6 PM

Radio Free Kalamazoo w/ Dr. Staticoy and DJ Muppet
Your weekly source for fair and somewhat-balanced news to abuse, lose, and amuse. There’s a good chance someone will throw a shoe at someone else for politically indignant reasons.
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6 – 7 PM
Bottoms & Tops w/ Uncle Paul and The Sizzler
A new album played in its entirety each week. Get the big picture as rugged brigand The Sizzler and wizened coot Uncle Paul slice off a thicker chunk of your favorite artists’ sounds.
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7 – 9 PM
Variety w/ DJ Rutabaga Brown
Tune in Friday, 7-9pm and relax awhile with Rutabaga. His eclectic mix is the perfect Friday night soundtrack for all your adventures.

 

9 – 11 PM
Down In Flames w/ Useless Eater
WIDR’s punk rock extravaganza. Tune in for a bunch of Punk Rock, Garage, Thrash, Hip-Hop, alongside records from the blogosphere from the 1960′s until now.
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11pm-1am
The Grind w/ DJ Randroid
If you dig the sound of rancid decomposing flesh backing up in an abandoned slaughterhouse toilet… you’ll like this show. If you enjoy playing air drums, air guitar, and growling along to popular tunes from the 80′s in an death metal style… you’ll like this show. If you are a fan of metal – fast, slow, loud, and heavy as… you’ll like this show.
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SATURDAY

 

1 – 4 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Building and fill out an application.

4 – 7 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Building and fill out an application.

 

7am-9am
Open Shift w/ DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Building and fill out an application.

 

9am – 11am
The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show w/ DJ Beta & DJ Muppet
Do you like falling anvils, flying banana cream pies, and the non-fatal explosions of your enemy’s secret lair? Sure, we all do, which is why every Saturday morning DJ Muppet brings you an aural adventure in animation spanning more than seven decades. If it’s been animated or turned into a giant puppet, it has a home on The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show. Each week we bring you two full hours of cartoon episodes, incidental music, theme songs, and covers of all three! Make your requests all week long via e-mail, so you don’t have to scramble for a phone come Saturday.
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11 AM – 1 PM
Slip Back Soul w/ DJ Disobedience
This retrospective show includes Soul, R&B, Funk, Jazz and Blues from the 50s to the 80s. On occasion, DJ Disobedience plays cuts from present artists that borrow heavily of hooks, bass lines, samples and refrains from the songs produced in the Slip Back period. On second Saturdays, the show, features interviews with individuals involved in the history of radio and entertainment.
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1 – 3 PM
The Heritage Hour w/ Smokey Joe
This show explores the various forms of music that have created a unique and distinctly American culture. Forged in the mills, reaped from the fields, and dug from the hills of this great land, we Americans share an unparalleled musical legacy. This program reveals the past while looking towards the future of American culture.

 

3 – 5 PM
Variety w/ DJ Easy-E
Two hours a week of WIDR’s little pumpkin

 

5 – 7 PM
Live from the Underground w/ Uncle Geoffrizzle
Tune in for local sports talk and the BEST of Underground Hip Hop and R&B, with a weekend request line mix for the listeners.

 

7 – 10 PM
Hip Hop Ethics w/ DJ Bringham Young
Underground hip hop spun live every saturday night from 7-10 pm. Controversial, non-commercial music.
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10 PM – Midnight
Sounds of Confusion w/DJ Supersonic
Supersonic spins a hefty mix of 90′s Psych, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, shoegaze and dream pop. Anything relates to modern psych is on the play list! This out of this world jockey is sure to rock your socks (pants)… off!

 

SUNDAY

 

Midnight – 2 AM
The Show That Never Ends…until 2 w/ Captain Gelato
Prog is alive and well on WIDR! Every Saturday night midnight to 2am Captain Gelato brings you the best of classic prog as well as modern prog.
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2 – 4 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
Come down to the WIDR office at 1501 Faunce Student Building and fill out an application.

4 – 8 AM
Open Shift w/DJ Could Be You
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8 – 10 AM
Sunday Morning Variety with DJ Homebody
Listen to the rapid mutation and natural selection of WIDR’s newest music, Nate’s favorites from every genre, plus your requests!

 

10 AM – 12 PM
The Outhouse with Wichita and the Devil Tom Black
Your hosts take turns bringing you a wide variety of new and classic country spanning numerous sub-genres and styles. From Waylon to Greensky to the loudest in alt country…no one show is alike!
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12 – 4 PM
Birdland with DJ Verve
Experience three solid hours every Sunday of the best in jazz and similar music. Expand your mind with cutting edge, progressive jazz artists, and bask in the glory of the classic recordings of the masters before. From Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, and Ornette Coleman, to The Bad Plus, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Douglas, Stefon Harris, and more, Birdland provides you with the BEST selection of jazz recordings on the radio.
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4 – 6 PM
Afternoon Adventure with DJ Catlady
Featuring traditional and contemporary music from every continent – except Antarctica.

 

6 – 8 PM
Sounds in Space: A Revolution in High Fidelity w/ Richard Bowser
Two uninterrupted hours devoted to the phonograph record. An eclectic variety of sounds from the 1940s to the present, all on vinyl.
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8 – 10 PM
In Fear Of Abstractions w/ Brad Miller
Otherworldly sounds from Earth – avant-garde compositions across all musical genres and styles.
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10 PM – 12 AM
The Future w/ DJ Out Of Control
The Future is an auditory donkey and pony show put on by DJ Out Of Control Bringing you lots of sickly sweet electronicdance music with a bass drum that *booms* and some of that synthesizer *tinkle*tinkle*wowie*zoom* stuff. In the two hours you spend a week listening to The Future your booty will vibrate 5,000,000,002 times and burn off the contents of 5 milkshakes.
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