AUDIENCE KILLERS— Patterns from the album FLOATING ISLANDS

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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Record Store Day 2017

April 20th, 2017

Record Store Day is just around the corner, do you know where you’ll be shopping?
Stop by Green Light Records between 9am & 1pm Saturday, April 22nd & catch some of your favorite WIDR Volunteers!
We’ll have WIDR merch for you & your friends so stop by to say hello!

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Looking for something cool to do Friday, Feb. 23rd?

February 21st, 2017

WMU’s Jazz Quartet (including special guests) will be bringing you a live recording concert experience at Overneath Creative Collective.
Here is the event page for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/208586122879679/

 

We hope to see you there!

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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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2017 Battle of the Bands: Semi-finalists!

January 5th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce our lineup for our 2017 Battle of the Bands competition!

Each band brings a different, unique sounds and we already have no clue how we are going to choose our winners.

But, then again, who could ask for a better problem to have?

 

 

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Kiva Session with Saxsquash & The Bridge Band!

November 16th, 2016


Thursday December 1st WIDR is having their first Kiva session of the semester with Kalamazoo’s very own Saxsquash & The Bridge Band! The Kiva room is adjacent to the WIDR studio in the basement of the Faunce Student Services building. Come bring yourself and some friends down to the Faunce Building on December 1st for some rockin’ tunes.

This is a great opportunity to dive into the DIT community inside WMU. Help make our show great! You can check out some of their stuff here!

http://bridge-band.com/

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Looking for something to do on a Thursday night?

November 9th, 2016

Homegrown in Kalamazoo, Performers Workshop
hosted by singer/songwriter, Kaitlin Rose

Old Dog Tavern 
every Thursday night from 8pm-11pm (21+ after 9)
Free of charge!
- This workshop is aimed at helping musicians take their act to the next level.
- Group participation is strongly encouraged.
- Kaitlin takes notes on each performers and participants workshop together once during the intermission and again at the end of the night.
- We’re all about providing constructive feedback, sharing where
we think artists can grow as well as complimenting them on what they do well!
If anyone is interested! It’s worth checking out!

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WIDR FM’s 2017 Battle of the Bands

November 2nd, 2016

 

CALLING ALL LOCAL BANDS

WIDR FM is Proud to Announce That we Will be Hosting our First Annual Battle of the Bands Competition, and we Need You!

We are opening for submissions from November 12th-December 16th.

Each band is asked to fill out an online application, and submit 2-3 song recordings along with a band photo.

If you are interested, and want to find more information about how you can get involved, head to our new Battle of the Bands 2017 tab!

Rock On Kalamazoo!

PS: Don’t forget to check out our events on Facebook.com/widrfm

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WIDR-Ween

October 24th, 2016

You can come out to Rupert’s Brew House on Thursday Oct. 27th to get spooky. The doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm. There is a costume contest with WIDR prizes to win, the costume theme is battle of the bands. There will also be some awesome bands to listen to and enjoy!

Perillo (Kzoo)-https://petrillo.bandcamp.com/

The Cantaloupes (Kzoo)- https://thecantaloupes.bandcamp.com/

The Hemingers (Coldwater)- https://thehemingers.bandcamp.com/

Ghost Bunnies (Kzoo)- https://theghostbunnies.bandcamp.com/

There is also WIDR merch to give away and sell. This is not a show to miss out on! Hope to see you there!

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