April 13, 2014
by rebecca.marchiafava
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Partner with WHYR in presenting the 4th annual Radiopalooza!

Radiopalooza is an annual fundraiser and outreach festival for WHYR 96.9 Baton Rouge Community Radio, made possible by our sponsors. Sponsorship is a great opportunity to make your business visible to current and future patrons who share the same passion for community investment as your company, allowing your brand to reach a diverse cross-section of the Baton Rouge community that is already committed to local enterprise.

Radiopalooza’s line-up for 2014 includes seven 45-minute sets with an impressive range of performers, from pop-rock and alt country to big brass jazz funk and a singer-songwriter showcase set featuring 5 local artists. Visit our event page for more details and see below for sponsorship level details.

RadioActive – $1,000 or more

  • Receive 30 Individual Promotional spot announcements on WHYR throughout entire month of May
  • Participate in the Festival via reserved space for your own trade booth or table Your Logo prominently featured on North Boulevard Town Square’s largest media beacon screen
  • Your Logo & name featured on all Radiopalooza online and printed promotional material
  • Business name listed/linked on social messaging sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and blog

RadioFlyer – $500

  • Receive 15 Individual Promotional spot announcements on WHYR throughout entire month of May
  • Logo featured on North Boulevard Town Square’s media beacon screen (display varies in size)
  • Logo & name featured on all Radiopalooza online promotions and select printed material
  • Business name listed/linked on social messaging sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and blog

RadioHead – $250

  • Receive 10 shout-outs included in a Radiopalooza promotional spot on WHYR in the month of May
  • Logo featured on all Radiopalooza online promotions and name listed on select printed material
  • Business name listed on social messaging sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and blog

Download our 2014 Radiopalooza Sponsorship Packet and contact Stacy Sauce at stacy.sauce@whyr.org for more details.

October 6, 2013
by Alexander
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Fri Dec 6: Vinyl Record Bonanza & Open House

Join us on Friday, December 6th, 6-9pm, for our Vinyl Record Bonanza & Open House. Thousands of records for sale. Tour the station while you shop.

August 26, 2013
by rebecca.marchiafava
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WHYR Internships: Applications due Fri, August 30th

WHYR is opening two intern positions for Fall 2013. Principally, our interns will be tasked with doing any of the things that our regular volunteer staff does to keep the station on the air and up and running in a professional manner. All interns will be well-trained and supervised and will have the benefit of knowing that all of their core assignments matter and are vital to the success of our operations at WHYR.

Interns are expected to work 8-16 hours a week for 10-12 weeks, a term beginning September 2013 and ending December 2013. In addition to assigned duties, interns will be expected to meet bi-weekly with WHYR intern coordinator, attend monthly committee meetings and participate in station functions. This is an unpaid position, but course credit may be attained by agreement of respective educational departments and/or college. Prospective interns will be responsible for coordinating course credit opportunities with their department/college, at which time the intern coordinator will provide any necessary documentation.

Outreach and Communications Intern
The intern’s goals are to establish and maintain relationships with local organizations and individuals, including media channels, nonprofit organizations, supporting businesses, music venues that support local music, local musicians, and activists. Intern will work with WHYR internship coordinator as well as the Development Committee on the following activities:

- Coordinate outreach and promotional events
- Develop marketing and messaging campaign plans
- Update web content and community calendar(s)
- Contribute to social media presence, including Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and blogs
- Manage communication with external organizations and Programming/Operations Intern

Programming and Operations Intern
The intern’s goals focus on the technical side of the station and operations. Intern will work with WHYR internship coordinator as well as the Programming and Management Committees on the following activities:

-Maintain and update digital music library
-Record, edit, and produce interviews, PSAs and underwriting announcements
-Voice track music mix time periods
-Insert prerecorded shows and generate playout logs

Our internship program seeks to accomplish a lot not only in furtherance of our station, but also in providing indispensable hands-on experience that may be invaluable and increasingly difficult to find in our market. Not only are we eager to work with you, but we appreciate that we cannot succeed in delivering quality programming over the long haul without you.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to lauren.hull@whyr.org by August 30, 2013 and tell us why you’d like to be involved. For more information on Baton Rouge Community Radio or Internships, visit www.whyr.org or email lauren.hull@whyr.org.

Many thanks!

Baton Rouge Community Radio Management

May 19, 2013
by Alexander
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Radiopalooza 2013 on Sat June 1st, downtown North Blvd, 1pm-10pm

Radiopalooza is WHYR’s annual festival fundraiser. Currently, every bit of work that goes into keeping WHYR on the air is done by volunteers—that’s tens of thousands of volunteer hours each year.

Festival admission is free this year, but we will be selling merchandise and accepting donations to help us reach our minimum annual fundraising goal of $30,000, which covers basic station operation costs.

So, please RSVP to Radiopalooza on Facebook, mark your calendar, and tell your friends!

Thank you for your past, current and continued support of Baton Rouge Community Radio. We don’t exist without you.