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Support WHYR During 225GIVES on May 4, 2023

Community radio is by the people, for the people

We count on supporters like you to keep our station on the airwaves and streaming online. This spring, we need your help to continue this important community work. 

On Thursday, May 4th, WHYR is participating in 225GIVES, a one-day online giving campaign for Louisiana’s Capital Region. We are counting on you to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 to support the station.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Donate to WHYR at on Thursday May 4th. 
  2. Create your own fundraising page for WHYR by visiting and clicking the “Fundraise” button to set up your page.
  3. Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about WHYR and 225GIVES.
  4. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on our progress and more. 

Thank you for your continued support. For more information, visit

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Support Community Radio During our End-of-Year Pledge Drive

Beginning Saturday December 3rd, WHYR will host its annual end-of-year pledge drive. As you consider where to donate your dollars this season of giving, please know that WHYR counts on and deeply appreciates your support to sustain our station’s operations.

Your support will allow WHYR to:

  1. Feature diverse, locally produced programming. Our talk programming informs listeners on important community issues including Metro Council votes, candidates for local office, and special events. Our music shows feature local musicians and a variety of genres including jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, and hip hop. 
  2. Bring fresh perspectives to the local airwaves. We continue to be the only local radio outlet for national programming such as Democracy Now!, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, and State of Belief. 
  3. Amplify what is best about Baton Rouge. Whether through our local shows or public service announcements, we serve as a microphone to broadcast the work and messages of local non-profits and individuals who are bringing positive changes to our city. 

Visit us online at to make a one-time or sustaining tax-deductible donation. Thank you for listening and thank you for your support!

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WHYR Annual Summer Pledge Drive

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR 96.9 FM will host its annual summer pledge drive to celebrate its 11th on-air anniversary. Throughout the day, tune in to hear specialty programs and special on-air mentions from our community radio show hosts. Supporters can visit our donation page to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to support WHYR.