Kool N' The Gang — Summer Madness (Live 1976) from the album Love And Understanding

Boogie in an Xmas Wonderland: A SwaG! Dance Party

December 20th, 2014

That’s right, WIDR listeners. Tonight at Home Bar you have a chance to get funky with Santa and Krampus!

Once a month Home Bar hosts two of WIDR’s veteran disk jockeys Bat Guano and Richard Bowser for themed all-night dance parties. They’ll spin records until bar close. It’s your favorite WIDR shows happening live, before your very eyes!

Check the official Facebook event below for more information and updates from Krampus himself.


Due to the holiday break, WIDR directors will not be tabling at the event. We hope to see you next time!


Neutral Milk Hotel at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

December 10th, 2014

An upcoming show has just been announced and WIDR’s got the scoop- Neutral Milk Hotel will be performing Thursday, April 28, 2015 at the Kalamazoo State Theatre. You read that right.

Presale tickets will be available starting tomorrow, Thursday, December 11 starting at 10:00am EST.

See more event details at http://www.kazoostate.com/thursday-april-23rd-at-800pm-neutral-milk-hotel/

A portion of Neutral Milk Hotel’s concert proceeds and $1 from every ticket sold to this show will be donated to Children Of The Blue Sky and others in need.


200th Episode of DONTBESQUARE JAMZ tonight

December 4th, 2014
Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! The time has come!  Episode 200 of DONTBESQUARE JAMZ will land on the air waves ( Thursday 12/4/14 5-7pm EST ) on Kalamazoo’s WIDR 89.1 FM!
This episode is the culmination of over four years of reaching for the pinnacle of jam radio!  To celebrate, I’ll be hosting a huge jam session live on-air. I’ve gathered Kalamazoo’s finest musicians from the scene for a one time only jam session in the WIDR FM studio. I can’t wait to see where the music takes us! I can’t thank all of the people who have made the show possible enough. Without all of the listeners, bands, people out on the streets, hard working WIDR staff and WIDR supporters/donors out there none of this would be possible. I could never have imagined taking this show to where it is today. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all!
If you’re not in the broadcast area hop on the live web-stream during the show at http://widrfm.org/stream/ .  If you miss the live broadcast head over to http://dontbesquare.com and re-listen to the musical magic crafted live and in the moment.  Listen to WIDR using your phone or tablet!  Download the FREE TuneIn Radio App from your device’s app store.
Much Love!


WIDR + Chavis Chandler, DeLaZoo, and Sic Musiq

October 10th, 2014

Clean Skatewear, WIDR FM and HighClarity have come together to bring you Chavis Chandler with a special guest performance by DeLaZoo. Our very own DJ Sic Musiq, host of the Mid-day Mix here on WIDR every Friday, will be hosting the event.

It all goes down this Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Papa Petes. Doors open at 9!


WIDR Block Party 2014 Wrap-Up!

September 10th, 2014

We just wanted to express our sincere gratitude for all those who attended our 2nd Annual WIDR Block Party this past Sunday. It was such a fun event to plan and seeing it all come together really made everything worth it. Thank you to our listeners, sponsors, photographers, vendors, musicians, RSOs, organizations, and all those who helped make this all a reality.


Maraj on the WIDR Stage! Photo by Mandy Hess

More photos can be viewed on our WIDR fm Facebook page.


This Saturday – WIDR @ Audiotree Music Festival!

September 2nd, 2014

Keep it tuned to 89.1 fm all week long for your chance to win AUDIOTREE MUSIC FESTIVAL tickets! We are beyond excited to see RJD2, Slow Magic, Tokyo Police Club and more ++++ right downtown at District Square.

We’ll also be giving away one pair every hour at WMU Bronco Bash! Come check us out for more details – our table will be located directly in front of beautiful Sangren Hall. Say hi and you just might win…

Visit AudiotreeMusicFestival.com for more information and to  buy tickets.


The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For!

August 21st, 2014

It’s here! Our official WIDR Block Party poster is designed, printed, and ready to be posted!


Major props to Alan Ernst for his hard work – this is one of our favorite designs yet!

If your business or organization is interested in displaying our poster, please email Sophie at widr.promotion@gmail.com.

We hope you’re all as excited for this event as we are!


Studio Remodeling

August 17th, 2014

Attention WIDR listeners!

The studio is currently going through a major transformation. The entire studio is being rewired and that means that all shows

5pm Friday, August 15th through 12am Wednesday, August 20th

have been cancelled.

We are so excited for our “new” studio and we will post pictures of the results as soon as possible. Thank you to our djs and listeners for their patience, to our WIDR week donators for helping to fund this project, and to the production team for working so diligently to get this completed in less than one week!

Please feel free to stop by the WIDR office with any questions, all directors will still follow their regularly scheduled office hours.


*New* WIDR Patches!

July 30th, 2014

WIDR is going to be showing off some new merch this summer!

Available starting August 8th at Shakespeare’s Fat Guy Fest, limited edition WIDR patches will now be sold at every WIDR table. Show off how much you love radio evolution on your favorite vest, jacket, backpack, or wherever else you wanna sew this sucker.

Thanks to Brok Leshman for the design and Jonathan Sacha for getting ‘em printed! We’re obsessed.


WIDR’s Ready for Fat Guy Fest at Shakespeare’s Lower Level!

July 27th, 2014


August 8th, 9th, and 10th Shakespeare’s Lower Level will be the host to the first annual Fat Guy Fest!

Featuring regional, national, and internationally touring bands from the US, France, & Canada, Fat Guy Fest features 40+ mixed genre bands. Fans of punk rock, hardcore, ska, indie, alternative, surf, sludge, metal, and good old fashioned rock n’ roll will all find something to love.

In addition, they’re partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit that works to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, and Ethiopia by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees — for only 10¢ a tree.

More info on the fest  available at fatguyfest.wordpress.com – see you there!