May 18, 2018
by Brian Marks
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New shows coming to Baton Rouge Community Radio this summer

New shows, and some scheduling changes to your favorite existing shows, are coming to Baton Rouge Community Radio this summer!
On August 2nd WHYR will premiere Locals Only, a pre-recorded 30 minute hip-hop music show hosted by Cindy Wonderful. Locals Only will air 7:00-7:30pm Thursdays, right after The Black Xperience. Thursday nights on 96.9FM will be even more so the undisputed place to hear local, underground hip-hop in Baton Rouge.
On that same date and time, Subterranean Nation will shrink by an hour to two hours / week, 8:00-10:00pm. Expect the same mix of New Wave and Punk, with new episodes in this new time format.
Nether Street will expand to three hours starting on Wednesday, June 6th, 10:00pm-1:00am. The third hour will be WHYR exclusive and feature long-play prog rock masterpieces. And more robot banter from your friends Clyde, Laura and Graham.
Consequently, Deep Wax will move to 1:00-4:00am early Thursday mornings starting June 7th.
GoodLife (Sundays 10:00pm-12:00am) may continue spinning live – when the show host broadcasts live – an additional two hours to 2:00am Sundays / early Mondays.

May 1, 2018
by Brian Marks
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WHYR’s Third Place on medical marijuana, the EBR Metro Council, racial justice, and more

Check out recent new episodes of Third Place, WHYR’s half-hour public affairs interview show. Host David Brown’s recently spoken with Kevin Caldwell on drug law reform, EBR Metro Councilman Lamont Cole on the Alton Sterling case, Jan Moller on the state budget, Chris Tyson and Maxine Crump on race in America, and much more.

You can hear Third Place on-demand here and weekly on 96.9FM 6:30am and 5:30pm Thursdays and 11:00am Sundays.

 

March 13, 2018
by Brian Marks
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LA Governor’s Office spying on Bayou Bridge protesters, from Democracy Now!

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has been spying on Louisiana citizens concerned about the construction of Energy Transfer PartnersBayou Bridge Pipeline through the Atchafalaya Basin ending in a African-American community in St. James parish already surrounded by industrial sites. Construction on that pipeline was stopped in federal court in late February.

Democracy Now!, an hour-long national and global news program you can only hear on the radio in Baton Rouge on 96.9FM, spoke with Louisianians concerned about the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and recent revelations of Louisiana Governor’s Office spying on pipeline critics.

Listen to the interview on-demand here:

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/13/critics_of_bayou_bridge_pipeline_in

You can hear from pipeline opponents on Baton Rouge Community Radio, because we’re the only place on the radio in our capital city carrying Democracy Now!, along with dozens of other local and syndicated shows bringing you news, commentary, sports, music and more that’s so needed in our city and our country.

Your financial support is needed to keep getting stories like this to Baton Rouge. We rely on listeners like you and underwriters for 100% of our budget. You can support Baton Rouge Community Radio here: 

http://whyr.org/support/