November 19, 2019
by Brian Marks
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WHYR’s Winter Pledge Drive is coming December 11th – 15th

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to WHYR 96.9FM during our upcoming Winter Pledge Drive starting Wednesday, December 11th through Sunday December 15th. Your support helps guarantee underrepresented points of view and music have a public forum in Baton Rouge. Support the station that brings you national programming from the Pacifica Network and local programming featuring the voices of our community. 

In addition to supporting Community Radio, we’re pleased to announce donors during the Winter Pledge Drive will have a chance to win gift certificates to Louie’s Cafe, a present from French Truck Coffee, or professional photography from Jen Ocken Photography.

The first $2,000 pledged during the Drive will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Society for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana (the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Krewe). Make your donation go twice as far by being among the first to make a pledge!

You can visit www.whyr.org/support/ to contribute a one time gift or to become a sustaining supporter for as little as $5 a month right now. Or call in during our pledge drive to give your donation over the phone. THANK YOU!

August 25, 2019
by Brian Marks
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Check out the new shows on Baton Rouge Community Radio

There are seven new shows airing on WHYR. Tune in Saturdays at 7:00pm for our new, locally produced world music show One World! Your World! followed at 8pm by a new local electronic music program Syntheclectico.

Then listen Sundays at 6am for Baroque and Beyond classical music, and later that day catch two new live local music shows. Gentle On Your Mind at 1:30pm will be oldies and rock and roll followed by Artist of the Week at 2:00pm, our first ever live performance show featuring an in-studio concert by a Louisiana singer-songwriter every week.

And we’re bringing two new syndicated spoken word shows to our weekday drive-time schedule. Keeping Democracy Alive is Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00am. The program features interviews with important newsmakers and thinkers about the politics of our country and the world. Every Friday at 5:00pm brings you Sea Change Radio, a half-hour weekly show on the environment and the transition to sustainability. So enjoy checking out our new lineup and tell us what you think.

  • One World! Your World! – Saturdays 7:00-8:00pm
  • Syntheclectico – Saturdays 8:00-9:00pm
  • Baroque and Beyond Radio – Sundays 6:00-8:00am
  • Gentle On Your Mind – Sundays 1:30-2:00pm
  • Artist of the Week – Sundays 2:00-3:00pm
  • Keeping Democracy Alive -Wednesdays and Fridays 7:00-8:00am
  • Sea Change Radio – Fridays 5:00-5:30pm

August 5, 2019
by Brian Marks
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Hear Noel Jackson Music Satisfaction again, Tuesdays 9am-12pm, starting August 13th

Is hearing Noel Jackson Music Satisfaction once a week leaving you still unsatisfied? Well, now you can hear the best Southern Soul, R&B, even ‘The Lady from England’ Petulia Clark and Roy Orbison, all over again. We’re glad to announce starting Tuesday, August 13th, you can hear a rebroadcast of Music Satisfaction every Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. And you can only here it right here on 96.9FM, WHYR-LP.