October 8, 2019
by Brian Marks
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Listen to A Pause for Thought on St. George, the EBR Sheriff, and immigrant detention in Louisiana

Baton Rouge Community Radio brings you information and perspectives otherwise unheard on radio and TV in Baton Rouge. Important news and views we need to hear but wouldn’t without your support. We’re the only place in Louisiana you can hear most of our content. And because we reach thousands of people on 96.9FM every day, people going to work, driving around town, listening at work or doing chores at home, we reach far beyond just our social circle, social media followers, or those already ‘in the know.’ We think this is the most important thing we do, and we want to keep doing it. You can support WHYR’s broadcasting if you agree.

To see what I mean, listen to the past few weeks of WHYR’s live weekly call-in show, A Pause for Thought, on three extremely timely topics. Host Wayne Parker has covered EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux’s participation in ‘287(g)‘, voluntary cooperation with ICE to deport immigrants from the EBR jail at our local city-parish taxpayer expense. Listen too to APFT for a recent episode on immigrant detention in Louisiana by private prison companies and parish sheriffs, how much immigrant detention is expanding in Louisiana and what people are doing about it here in Baton Rouge. And this past week, Wayne spoke with M.E. Cormier about the St. George break-away and the questions unanswered about the prospective new city’s financial viability.

You can listen to A Pause for Thought live every Wednesday at 5:00pm and repeats Wednesdays at 6:30am and Saturdays at 9:30am.

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

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
Comments Off on Hear Noel Jackson Music Satisfaction again, Tuesdays 9am-12pm, starting August 13th

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.