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Our Annual WIDR Block Party is Confirmed!

July 19th, 2014

Last year’s line-up and sponsors!

Good news, everyone!

Our 2nd Annual WIDR Block Party has a confirmed date of September 7th!  It’s all goin’ down on Locust St. in the Vine Neighborhood, between Vine St. and Hoffman Ct. There will food, fun, dancing, live music and plenty to see and do for all ages.

We hope you all mark your calendars and get ready for a great community event!

(Pssst: if you have any suggestions of bands, businesses, RSOs, or other organizations that you’d like to see at the block party –  email with your ideas. Thanks!)


WIDRAMA June 27th

June 19th, 2014

It’s HERE! WIDR’s own monthly concert series, WIDRAMA, returns for an exclusive show at Louie’s on June 27th. Come support Radio Evolution and for a chance to win a pair of Riot Fest 2014 tickets! (We’re as excited as you are). In the meantime, check out this awesome poster our designer, Alan Ernst, put together for us. We love it.

Alan Ernst, everyone




Reel Big Fish Tomorrow!

June 11th, 2014

Tomorrow, June 12th,  Reel Big Fish, Survay Says, This Magnificent, and the Mushmen are rockin’ District Square!

Doors open at 7pm. Don’t hesitate to come say hello to the WIDR table. We hope to see you there!


Moon Hooch at Shakespeare’s Pub!

May 18th, 2014

Sean here, Business Director at WIDR FM.  Here’s a huge thanks to Shakespeare’s Pub for generously providing Captain Gelato and myself tickets to see Moon Hooch and That Freak Quincy on Friday!

Sean Grabowski, Matt Dimambro, Earl Peitz, and Ashley Ickes of That Freak Quincy started the night off right with flowing, funky jams.  Neon hula-hoops and psychedelic painters contributed to the music-festival vibe.

Afterwards, Mike Wilbur, Wenzi McGowen, and James Muschler of Moon Hooch electrified the crowd with two saxophones and a drumset for about three hours.

I’ve never seen Shake’s lose it like that for a group before.  Everyone was pressed against the stage dancing. My toes were stepped on, I got elbowed, and beer was spilled on my sleeve–but I didn’t notice because I was too busy cheering and jumping.  At the end of the set, no one moved–the audience demanded an encore. Of all the shows I’ve been to in Kalamazoo, this was my favorite.


Promotions Committee Meetings

May 17th, 2014

Hey, all!

This is Sophie, your new WIDR fm Promotions Director! I’m so excited to be working for this radio station and with so many great DJs. WIDR is very near and dear to my heart. I’m certain we’re going to have a fun and productive year.

I just wanted to let you all know that we will be holding weekly promotions committee meetings every Wednesday at 7pm in the main office. I’m also interested in setting up an email newsletter so those who can’t make the meeting can still be made aware of all information that was covered.

We need to hear your voices so we know what we are doing right, what can be improved, and what  you want to see from us in the future. Please join us!


Scholarship Opportunity

March 28th, 2014

WIDR WEEK 2014!!

March 14th, 2014


March 10th, 2014

WIDR week is upon us once again, beginning on March 17th through March 23rd, and once again were asking for your pledges to keep radio evolution alive and running!

More details on the events to come, stay tuned…..




January 7th, 2014

Yoooooo, moldypie here! A new year, another month, and, of course, another WIDRAMA!

We’ve got all the kzoo classics, y’already know about them! We’ve Blank, No Bails, and Everyone and Their Empty Cups playing at the 411 Club this January 25th.

Here’s a flier!

Click it for a link to the event!

$3 at the door.
18 and up only.
Doors open at 9pm.

Hope to see you there!


Win Tickets to See Church of Misery at the Pyramid Scheme

December 12th, 2013

Tune in to The Grind this Friday night from 11pm-1am for your chance to win ticket’s to see Japanese doomers Church of Misery at The Pyramid Scheme!